Monthly Archives: August 2013

Act V, Scenes I-V; End of Book One

And that’s that. The Ashes are done and dusted. England win 3-0 with today’s play, fittingly, ending in an umpiring controversy, in the London gloaming. There’s not a great deal more to add at this point. The real dissections will … Continue reading

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All you have to do is win

Watching your team lose is never fun, but it is part of being a sports fan. We just kind of get used to it, I guess. If you follow a baseball team closely, for instance, even the very best teams … Continue reading

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Last night I went to a Minnesota Twins baseball game. It was a perfect night, weather wise, and the seats we had were well above average. And while the Twins are not very good – at all – last night … Continue reading

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Act IV, Scene IV

Sport, like everything, is all just a matter of perspective. Some people look at Jimmy Anderson and see a relentless bowling machine; while others see an artist, a creative genius at the peak of his powers. Some people watch Ian … Continue reading

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Act IV, Scenes II-III

I have to admit that I am kind of sick of writing about the Ashes. England are relentlessly grinding down Australia…again; on their way to another comprehensive win…again. And there just isn’t much for me to say about that. It’s … Continue reading

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Act IV, Scene I

I am hesitant to say that Australia’s poor performances this summer are all down to bad team selection, but it is something worth looking into. In the first Test: Australia took two wickets using spin. In the second: Zero. In … Continue reading

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Act III, Scene V

Fin. The big screen at Old Trafford reveals that England have retained the #Ashes pic.twitter.com/Am6lAiZkjw — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 5, 2013 And that about sums it up: empty ground, gloom, umbrellas. The ultimate anti-climax. Game called on account of … Continue reading

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