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Cricket, anyone?

Cricket is miles better than baseball. That's just slander.

When a batter faces 92mph fastballs that bounce off an uneven pitch first and doesn't have to land in a tiny square to be legal, let me know. ;)
 

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Cricket is miles better than baseball. That's just slander.

When a batter faces 92mph fastballs that bounce off an uneven pitch first and doesn't have to land in a tiny square to be legal, let me know. ;)
Cricket is the most incomprehensible game known to mankind. A few squad mates and I sat in a pub in Germany one day and watched for hours, looking for any kind of rhyme or reason, yet there seemed to be none :)
 

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Cricket is the most incomprehensible game known to mankind. A few squad mates and I sat in a pub in Germany one day and watched for hours, looking for any kind of rhyme or reason, yet there seemed to be none :)

I'm not going to say it's simple, but it's not complicated.

Weirdly even though it's very different it reminds me most of football. Different points scored for difference things. The batter is very much like a QB, having to make decisions in a fraction of a second that can decide a game. It's turn based, offense vs defense like football. Both 11 aside. Both wear body pads and helmets.

Obviously lots of major differences but lots of parallels too.
 

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I'm not going to say it's simple, but it's not complicated.

Weirdly even though it's very different it reminds me most of football. Different points scored for difference things. The batter is very much like a QB, having to make decisions in a fraction of a second that can decide a game. It's turn based, offense vs defense like football. Both 11 aside. Both wear body pads and helmets.

Obviously lots of major differences but lots of parallels too.
A word of caution. I watch many British crime shows, and a lot of people seem to get killed either watching or playing cricket.
 

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:shrug:Cricket is miles better than baseball. That's just slander.

When a batter faces 92mph fastballs that bounce off an uneven pitch first and doesn't have to land in a tiny square to be legal, let me know. ;)

Imagine if every foul ball in baseball off of a 99 mph pitch that moves up/down/in/out actually counted as legal.

When cricketers have to hit a round ball with a round bat squarely, get back to me.
 

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I know there are many offseason workouts, some voluntary some not. And I'm wondering if there is one when we can read/hear that one, or more, of our draft picks are looking good or bad? Or do we have to wait for TC?
 

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I'm not going to say it's simple, but it's not complicated.

Weirdly even though it's very different it reminds me most of football. Different points scored for difference things. The batter is very much like a QB, having to make decisions in a fraction of a second that can decide a game. It's turn based, offense vs defense like football. Both 11 aside. Both wear body pads and helmets.

Obviously lots of major differences but lots of parallels too.
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Baseball is just cricket refined. They removed the silly parts of the game, the underhand bouncy pitch and the giant paddle bat. Now you actually have to pin point place a pitch. Put some curve on it. Put some drop on it. Skills that very few humans can master. Then there's the skill it takes to hit those pitches with a regular bat. Cricket seems like a drunk party game. Close your eyes and take a whack with your canoe paddle. I'm sure it's fun though.
 

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I'm not going to say it's simple, but it's not complicated.

Weirdly even though it's very different it reminds me most of football. Different points scored for difference things. The batter is very much like a QB, having to make decisions in a fraction of a second that can decide a game. It's turn based, offense vs defense like football. Both 11 aside. Both wear body pads and helmets.

Obviously lots of major differences but lots of parallels too.
There are more similarities to baseball and cricket than football.
 

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Cricket is miles better than baseball. That's just slander.

When a batter faces 92mph fastballs that bounce off an uneven pitch first and doesn't have to land in a tiny square to be legal, let me know. ;)
The batter looks like a catcher in baseball...lol I know some MLB players wear some elbow guards and/or shin guards, but it's nothing like what cricket players wear.
 

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And other cricket news, USA team in a preparatory game against Bangladesh won in a massive upset. And for the first time, USA will be playing World Cup Cricket (T20 version) this year and some of the games are held in NYC, FL and TX. Well thats the only way they could get in, by being a host :)
 

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