The Baseball Haggadah Plagues. Lice in the helmet, frog off the foot
The Ten Plagues

Batter:  In the Torah's Book of Exodus, we learn about ten horrible sicknesses and troubles that God sent to the Egyptians to convince Pharaoh to let the Israelites leave.  Finally, after the last and most terrible plague, Pharaoh said he would free the slaves.  But then he changed his mind and chased the Israelites with his army to the edge of the Sea of Reeds.  The Egyptian army sank in the muddy waters after God threw a "sinker ball," and the Israelites escaped to safety on the other side of the sea.

Umpire:  Pharaoh, you are out!

Batter:  Although the seder is a time for joy, we take some sweetness out of our cups and remember the pain of the other team.  When we win a game, we desire a victory that does not cause anyone else to be on a disabled list or get hurt for the rest of the season.  To remember the suffering of others, we remove ten drops from our sports drinks, one for each plague that the Egyptians experienced.

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