"Last Passover my ten year-old son asked me if we could find him a Haggadah with a baseball theme. We searched all over, and to our surprise, with all of the chocolate, environmental, and even animated versions of the Haggadah available, no one had published a creative, sports themed accompaniment to the Passover seder. As a Reform rabbi who used to run the religious school at Manhattan’s Temple Shaaray Tefila for seven years, and a mom of dedicated little leaguers, I promised my son that I would write one myself. After all, baseball and Passover both involve stories of wandering, of confronting challenges as we venture out from safety, and of finally coming home. On Passover, we celebrate God’s 'mighty hand and outstretched arm.' Baseball also celebrates the ability of a good arm to take a team home."
While there is not another baseball themed Haggadah available, Rabbi Forman is not the first to “catch” the connection between America's pastime and that ancient rite of spring, the Festival of Passover. Numerous anecdotes and analogies "pepper" the internet in blogs and articles. They note, among other things, the time of year in which both Pesach and baseball occur, memories of eating matzah at the ball field, and a delving into of rituals surrounding both. Often creative and sometimes heartfelt, below is just a sampling of what is out there.