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#16 DirtyDefender

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 01:17 PM

The English have a school yard game called "Rounders" which is very similar to Baseball, except that the number of bases, outs, strikes, etc. can vary based upon the number of kids that are playing.

There are a couple of English novels that refer to children playing Rounders in the school yard that were written well before any there is any mention of Baseball being played in America.

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 01:26 PM

There is, indeed, such a thing as a wicked googly. I asked a Sikh clerk at a liquor store (who knew?) whose name was Singh (who knew?) when I was drunk (again, who knew?) and he told me that a googly is indeed wicked and is hard to master. So, there you go.

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 09:06 AM

Let's see if I can keep this short and yet still understandable:

Two teams of eleven players each.
One team bats and the other one fields.
The batting team starts with two batsmen, standing about 20 yards away from each other, each one standing at a line in front of a wicket, which is three sticks about 30 inches(?) high sticking out of the ground with two little wooden widget like things balanced between them, like this:

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One bowler (like a pitcher) will proceed to throw the ball technically at the wickets that the batsman is protecting, because if he hits the wickets the batter is out. This bataman will receive six balls in a row, which is called an Over (more on that later)

Now, the scoring: Every time the batsman hits the ball, both batsmen out there must run between the wickets to score runs, scoring one run for each time they safely cross the line without being either hit by the ball or having the ball hit the wicket, which is called being run out.

The cricket pitch is surrounded by an oval of about 500 feet. If the ball is hit beyond this oval on a bounce, the batsman gets four runs, if it goes beyond without a bounce, it's six runs.

So the two batsman on the field at the time keep going, over after over, until one is out, (called losing a wicket) and is then replaced by the next batsman in line. Some of the ways a player is out is if the bowler hits the wicket, if someone catches a batted ball on the fly, or if the player is run out. This goes on until one team is has lost ten wickets, since then they couldn't have two up there at the same time. When the whole team has batted it's called an innnings. Then the other team gets to do the same thing.

In the multi-day affairs to which you refered, each team gets two innings, with the winner the one that has the most runs over that time. In the full internationals they can last five days, with about eight hours of play a day. There are also what are called "limited over" matches, where a team's innings (only per match each) is limited to either 50 overs (called "One Day Internationals", that can still last eight hours) or a newer version call Twenty20, which is only 20 overs, duh. The league in which the Unity played was a 20 over league, but they only had five balls per over instead of six.

Personally I'm bummed that I didn't make it to one of their matches, as I think they played one at Blair Field in Long Beach, hopefully another league can make a go of it.


Holy crap, I actually understood this. I didn't see it until just now. Thanks EB.
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 06:46 PM

A new USL League 1 team for Nor Cal...

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 07:28 PM

A new USL League 1 team for Nor Cal...

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I smell a USOC road trip...

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 07:42 PM

I smell a USOC road trip...


Maybe, but only if they pay the USOC more than we do. I think G's FO are regretting not paying more than the Fire paid to get home field advantage now...I suspect they may pony up a bit more this year after having to spend a week in Chicago to lose twice.

Not a very democratic system is it? Ha ha, suffer you poor teams!!!
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 09:18 PM

Maybe, but only if they pay the USOC more than we do. I think G's FO are regretting not paying more than the Fire paid to get home field advantage now...I suspect they may pony up a bit more this year after having to spend a week in Chicago to lose twice.

Not a very democratic system is it? Ha ha, suffer you poor teams!!!


It seems that with foreign backing, though not a huge club, it may help the bottom line.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:54 AM

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 01:27 AM

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 01:57 AM

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Sadly the team folded. The only hockey games I ever went to were Ice Dog games.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:43 AM

Sadly the team folded. The only hockey games I ever went to were Ice Dog games.

I used to go to a ton of Gulls games in san diego when they still functioned. Man did they try and build up the rivalry with long beach. I hated bakersfield so much more...




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