Holiday Triumphs: Sandy Koufax’s Perfect Gingergame

Continuing the fabled tradition begun all the way back in 2009, Scratchbomb presents Holiday Horrors and Holiday Triumphs: an advent calendar of some of the more hideous aspects of this most stressful time of year–with a few bits of awesomeness sprinkled in.

This item came across my Twitter transom yesterday. I can’t recall who brought it to my attention, so I apologize. I hope sharing this awesomeness will make up for my lack of credit.

The baseball blog Bottom of the Fourth posted a blow-by-blow account of a project of delicious holiday repercussions. The author’s new roommates have a holiday tradition of rendering a famous moment in Jewish history in gingerbread form each holiday season. This year, they chose Sandy Koufax’s perfect game.

Dodger Stadium has been represented in confectionery form, complete with stands, concessions, and restrooms. It is nothing short of stunning. Sadly, this was not prepared in time for Hannukah, but this is a holiday miracle that knows no creed. Even if you care not a whit for baseball, only an unrepentant Grinch could hate this expression of the holiday spirit.