Good balling good balling!

I don’t really understand the rules, especially  the balletic numerology of the scoring, but I played Cricket today with about 20 or so very excited guys from Pakistan and India and maybe Tibet too, as they had taken over several quadrants of my football field so the cricket pitch was a sort of Rhombus or maybe like  75% of a pie chart and they told me where to stand and when to move and when I had moved far enough they didn’t say “okay!” or “stop!” they said “sufficient sufficient!” and I didn’t understand him at first but then I got that it was “sufficient sufficient” and stopped moving and waited for the ball to  come to me right at the spot they wanted me to wait, and the sun was bright with no clouds and they were laughing and excited and the sound of several foreign languages, any foreign language spoken in recreation is nice and sounds so pleasant maybe more so because you don’t know they are really saying “you suck!” or “hit the ball fatty” it just sounds like good sport, like wind or rain, natural, or rather as they say whenever you make a good throw, like  “good balling good balling”,  when I backed up a fielder, saved a run (run?) by laser-throwing it and knocking down a wicket from center field (center field?) and they shouted “good balling! good balling!” out to me, man I felt right at home..(home- plate?) and I don’t know any of ’em by name, but it is sufficient. -jw

“fuckin ‘awesome”

Well, as Zamboni predicted in the last post, the Ravens have won. It was a heartbreaking game for many of Zamboni’s friends like Tony Bennet whose heart is in San Francisco. But what a ride, like an old rickety roller coaster in a 1960’s Estonian amusement park that may or may not deliver you back in one piece.

But like Joe Flacco was caught saying out loud after the game before the microphone people could edit it out, “fuckin awesome”..


And to see a grown man do a snow angel in the confetti, that nice.

And to the miners of gold, there is always next year…