Author Archives: Matt

Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town

Time. It’s a real mess. It whips by us when we aren’t even looking and before we know it weeks, months, years, decades have passed. And what do we have to show for them? A great deal, usually, if we … Continue reading

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Where were you while we were getting high?

There’s an article on Cricinfo this morning: What does it really mean to be Asia Cup champions? It’s a good question, and a good article, though mostly it talks about the history of the tournament, and what we might see this year, … Continue reading

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A little KP, a little Freddie

Wow. Do I love this picture: View this post on Instagram Where were you when we were paraded around London on this day in 2005??? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 A post shared by Kevin Pietersen (@kp24) on Sep 13, 2018 at 4:17am PDT … Continue reading

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Teach them how to say goodbye

There’s an infamous plot line in an episode of the American comedy series, Seinfeld. The episode is called the “Burning” and it’s the one where Jerry Seinfeld advises a friend, George, to use the old Vegas showmanship trick of leaving … Continue reading

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This is water

My sister fought — and beat — colon cancer this past spring. She was diagnosed on the fourth of July, 2017, then went through chemotherapy, then radiation, then surgery, before finally been declared cancer free. It was a long, hard … Continue reading

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The Kaepernick ad and the black armband protest

And, so, that Colin Kaepernick Nike ad. No matter what you think of him, or his protests, or anything else politically, you have to like the sentiment: be the best ever in whatever you do. Don’t be a cricket blogger, … Continue reading

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Never Again

Where do you start? Alastair Cook made his Test debut in March of 2006. 12 and a half years ago. I was 30. Living in a St. Paul suburb. Still smoking cigarettes. Working at a toy company. Traveling too much. … Continue reading

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