If you love amazing Washington Nationals videos, this is your lucky week. Not only do we have the Nats relievers reading “50 Shades of Grey” to each other, but here come the Nationals, in black tie, wishing Mazel Tov to a set of twins on the occasion of their B’nai Mitzvah. (That’s more than one Bar Mitzvah.)
What’s happening here?
Well, Shauli and Evyatar Guttman are twin brothers and huge Nats fans. Their mom thought it would be cool to surprise them with Bar Mitzvah greetings from the team.
Luckily, she’s dear friends with local filmmaker Aviva Kempner, who in turn is close with the Lerners. Kempner and CBS News’s Dan Raviv thus brought equipment to the Nationals Dream Foundation’s annual gala in June, and they asked the players (and Wolf Blitzer) to offer up their best Bar Mitzvah greetings.
“Everyone was so accommodating,” said Kempner, who I should mention is a personal friend of mine of mine. “They couldn’t have been more adorable. And everyone knew what a Bar Mitzvah was except [Chien-Ming Wang]. He had no idea what we were talking about.”
The B’nai Mitzvah were this month in Israel. The boys were very surprised. And now they get to be Internet famous.
(The clip, I should note, was a production of the Ciesla Foundation. Kempner’s film, “The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg,” will be re-released on DVD in March, with three hours of extra footage, including a phone interview with Ted Williams. And Raviv has a new book out, Spies Against Armageddon. If anyone else wants free promotion in this spot, make a funny movie starring the Nationals.)
(Uncovered, like everything else, by @RecordsAndRadio.)