Monthly Archives: April 2013

Surrey vs Sussex at The Oval, County Championship

Surrey 351 & 308, Sussex 526 Match drawn There is a lot Americans will never “get” about cricket. But number one on that list is surely the draw. And of all of cricket’s formats, four-day cricket is the one most … Continue reading

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They sent a poet…

In case you missed it, Chris Gayle scored 175 off of 66 balls a couple days ago in Bangalore in an IPL match against Pune. It was the highest score in the history of the format. His 100 only took … Continue reading

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A Golden Age: Redux

Michael Brendan Dougherty, who used to be a political writer for the American Conservative, recently decided to write about baseball full time in a daily E-Newsletter called the “Slurve” – and a few weeks ago, on Baseball’s opening day, he … Continue reading

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Fore!

Watching Masters Golf. Such a slow pace, it takes days to finish, and it’s only watched by ageing men: it will never take off in America. — Alternative Cricket (@AltCricket) April 14, 2013 ** When I talk about cricket with … Continue reading

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#zimvbang

This just in: Huzzah! Test cricket is back! This morning I checked my usual sources to see if Bangladesh’s tour of Zimbabwe was going to be broadcast online (legally) here in the states, and came up empty handed. I know … Continue reading

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Into the Fire

Acts of terrorism are not a fact of modern life. They are a fact of all human history. Terrorists and terrorist cells have always been with us, and they will continue to be with us until the stars go out. … Continue reading

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Distraction

This is what I did last weekend:

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