Monday, August 28, 2006

Going, Going, Over Long-On for 6!!!

I've never seen a game of Cricket in my life. If it was ever on TV, I don't remember it, and I certainly didn't watch it.

But here I sit, refreshing this page, as if I know what I'm looking at. It starts to make sense, like a puzzle slowly being pieced together. Cricket isn't that complicated, and it's entertaining. At least in text form, refreshed every few minutes.

I heard about this matchup on NPR. Last week there was a big controversey about an Aussie Umpire making a bad call against the Pakistanis. Out of curiosity, I looked up Cricket on Google. I tried to find it on TV, but it wasn't gonna happen.

A coworker from Scotland told me that Cricket is about as fun as watching grass grow. I've never seen it, but I'm sitting here, wondering, with pregnant eyes, if England's bowlers will be able to hold Pakistan's strikers to less than 80 more runs for 7 more wickets, before the end of the first innings.