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Old 04-22-2017, 04:43 PM
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Watching Orioles vs Boston right now. The pitcher for the red sox is Richard Wright, a knuckle baller. He throws about 90 percent knuckleballs. If you ever want to watch an interesting pitcher with a weird style check him out. Looks like he's throwing a whiffle ball... It is all over the place. LOL. Weird and Funny to watch.
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But of course its kind of misnomer as baseball evolved over many years from earlier folk games like rounders, stick and ball games etc.and it goes way back-theres evidence of "base ball" being played as early as the 1700s!!!
Funny that, three of the four most popular sports in N/America were girls games when I was a kid in England.
At school no boy would be caught dead playing rounders, hockey or netball, real boys played cricket, football (soccer) & rugby.
Well, at least you took up one "real mans" game - rugby, as American Football, shame you couldn't get the name right.


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Funny that, three of the four most popular sports in N/America were girls games when I was a kid in England.
At school no boy would be caught dead playing rounders, hockey or netball, real boys played cricket, football (soccer) & rugby.
Well, at least you took up one "real mans" game - rugby, as American Football, shame you couldn't get the name right.


And the strange way they play football, strewth four hours to play a one hour game.

I'm not sure about in England but when I was growing up netball was "Girl's Basketball" (official title) in Australia.
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And the strange way they play football, strewth four hours to play a one hour game.
Aussie-rules Football, now there's a game - fast paced. I could watch that but its rare we get Aussie games here.
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That's all right. Your steering wheels are on the wrong side of the car but I forgive you.

And Your sports haven't evolved from the Middle Ages either! Lol
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And Your sports haven't evolved from the Middle Ages either! Lol
I'm not so sure. The Brits dispensed with their jousting armour centuries ago, then along came American Football and put it all back again
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I'm not so sure. The Brits dispensed with their jousting armour centuries ago, then along came American Football and put it all back again
LOL! Nice
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And the strange way they play football, strewth four hours to play a one hour game.

I'm not sure about in England but when I was growing up netball was "Girl's Basketball" (official title) in Australia.
To be fair, 4 hours is quite a bit less than the 5 days it could potentially take to complete a test match!

Mind you, one of my favourite sports at the moment is darts. Now there's a face-paced game!

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To be fair, 4 hours is quite a bit less than the 5 days it could potentially take to complete a test match!

Mind you, one of my favourite sports at the moment is darts. Now there's a face-paced game!
But at least with cricket they play all that time with Gridiron it's 10 secs play, a ten minute break, 2 secs play, 10 minutes break.
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But at least with cricket they play all that time with Gridiron it's 10 secs play, a ten minute break, 2 secs play, 10 minutes break.
The worst thing about cricket test matches is that they can still end up in a draw. After five days, you'd think they'd be able to settle it one way or another!

PS: I'm a big cricket fan, by the way.
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