Sunday, December 10, 2006

Cricket Madness

Last night we went to the Christmas party for Smitty's running club last night. (They still call them Christmas parties here, because they actually have a state religion, and it's Christianity.) It was at a place called Tupelo Honey, which had nothing whatsoever to do with Southern cuisine. But anyway...

We were chatting with a nice Australian couple about the Ashes, and they informed us that while Australia had won the tournament, winning the first three of five tests, they were still going to play the next two tests. This would be like having the Cubs win the World Series in game 5*, but playing games 6 and 7 anyway, to kind of rub it in. "But wouldn't you rather be on the beach with your trophy?" I asked. Clearly we were not going to come to an understanding, especially not after that bottle of Rioja.

Then an Englishman piped up: "But it's not the World Series. Cricket is nothing like baseball!" I said, "Yeah, cuz baseball MAKES SENSE." I may not get invited back to the party next year. Oh well!

* This would never happen, but it's fun to tease the Cubs fans, isn't it?

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3 Comments:

Blogger Middle Kid said...

It's a good thing that Mr. MK doesn't read this blog much. He'd be very offended about the Cubs comment!

8:23 PM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

Actually, it's not true that the Ashes have been won. It's best three of five, although as noted here earlier (don't feel like linking it), Australia won the first easily and then managed a rather miraculous comeback in the second test. It would be surprising to me if the next 40 hours of play don't result in an Australian victory.

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