Throwing a curveball – why not bowl one?

I nearly got to watch a live baseball game at the weekend…until persistent rain caused the game to be called. But I was thinking about what baseball pitchers do with a baseball – and it’s a lot more than just hurling it through at 100 mph. They use spin-swerve to get the pitch off straight, …

Acceptable in the noughties – sledging good, smoking bad?

How attitudes have changed. Two incidents from a game last weekend – one sledge, one health related. The sledge was actually quite tame, by the standards of what often passes between teams these days, but it certainly wasn’t respectful of the opposition – the sort of thing that you might share with a batting partner, …