In addition to furiously transcriping Mike Francesca’s thoughts regarding All-Mouth TE Jeremy Shockey, Newsday’s Neil Best is through giggling over the religious background of the Mets’ newly acquired right fielder.

Joking references to Shawn Green’s Jewishness are getting old. When Howie Rose used a Yiddish phrase to call his first Mets homer, it was cute. When ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt yelled “Challah!” over a replay of a Green catch, it wasn’t.

Though I’m sure Steve Lyons would concur, it might be interesting to check back with Neil in a few days to see if he has any interesting voice mail.