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Covering all your bases

First, an apology. I have this thing about cricket, and while some of you may like it, I realise it means nothing to others, and for that I apologise. I guess I tend to write “long tail”, with different posts being of interest to different small groups.

Now cricket people tend to know very little about baseball. If you asked a budding Bill Frindall what Tinker to Evers to Chance meant to him, you’d probably be met with a blank look. Baseball’s Sad Lexicon is not part of the traditional cricket aficionado’s vocabulary.

There are some things, however, that don’t need such lexical power for their enjoyment. Things like Abbott and Costello’s Who’s On First routine. I’d heard of it a long time ago, even read the script, but for some reason never actually heard it. Then, at reboot this year, Dan Gillmor made sure I didn’t miss out. [Thanks, Dan!].

Coincidentally, Tom Raftery made a passing tweet about the same thing today, as a result of which I found a video version.

If comedy routines were chillies, this one would be a naga jolokia.

If you’re a cricket fan, see how the other side laugh. If you’re a baseball fan, get your own back. If you’re neither, sit back and relax anyway. One way or the other, watch it. It’s too good to miss.

And if you’ve seen it before, I can’t see you not seeing it again….can you?

Posted in chillies, Cricket, humour.

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  1. DE says

    All your base are belong to them.

  2. Ric says

    It’s true – Ive seen that SOOOOO many times, and I still laugh. The timing and delivery is sensational … and such a simple premise!

  3. Ben Tamblyn says

    JP – this is great…If you haven’t already listened to the speech from Humphrey Tilling on the Six Ages of Cricket I’d highly recommend it. I grew up listening to this…and to this day still makes me laugh.

  4. Paul says

    How do I buy the Six ages of cricket?

  5. JP says

    Paul, I have not been able to buy this either. Re-checked all my sources. If I find one I will let you know.

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