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norml Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:29 AM
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Dubya uses Tennis Ball to play Cricket
This is a cricket ball.




In Pakistan, Bush Tries Hand at Cricket

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Mar. 4, 2006
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(AP)









(AP) A game of cricket is good for U.S.-Pakistani relations, but that's about as far as it goes. President Bush says baseball is where his heart is.

After a day of meetings, Bush rolled up his shirt sleeves Saturday afternoon and headed out to the lawn of the U.S. Embassy to play the baseball-like sport with Pakistani students.

He took his turn at bat after a few pointers from Shahryar Khan, chairman of Pakistan's Cricket Board, and Inzamam-ul-Haq, captain of Pakistan's Cricket Team.

Bush took three practice swings with the bat, which is flat on one side and humped on the other. He pretended to knock dirt from his shoes like a baseball player stepping up to the plate, then strode up to the wickets for a few swings.

The president connected with the first pitch, was hit in the shoulder by the second one, and sent a third ball sailing into a tree.

"Put something on that thing," Bush called out to the bowler, the equivalent of a pitcher in baseball. "Do I have my elbow right?"


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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/03/04/ap/politics/m...
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:35 AM
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1. Girly man.....soft on cricket, too.
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norml Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:30 AM
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2. Bush hit by bouncer, fooled by googly in Pakistan
Batter up!

Bush hit by bouncer, fooled by googly in Pakistan

Posted: Saturday March 4, 2006 6:22PM; Updated: Saturday March 4, 2006 6:28PM


President Bush batted several times on a practice pitch set up on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in the capital of Pakistan.
AP


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- President Bush says baseball is where his heart is, but a friendly game of cricket is good for U.S.-Pakistani relations.

After a day of meetings, Bush rolled up his shirt sleeves Saturday afternoon and headed out to the lawn of the U.S. Embassy to play the baseball-like sport with Pakistani students.

He took his turn at bat after a few pointers from Shahryar Khan, chairman of Pakistan's Cricket Board, and Inzamam-ul-Haq, captain of Pakistan's Cricket Team.

Bush took three practice swings with the bat, which is flat on one side. He pretended to knock dirt from his shoes like a baseball player stepping to the plate, then strode to the wickets for a few swings.

The president connected with the first pitch, was hit in the shoulder by the second and sent a third ball sailing into a tree.


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http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/more/03/04/bush.c...
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:48 AM
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3. yup
a frickin wimp, he is!
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RDU Socialist Donating Member (290 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:49 AM
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4. I've played cricket with a tennis ball
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 07:04 AM
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5. To be fair to him - it's quite normal
I would never suggest using a cricket ball on a beginner - those things are damn hard, and can be travelling at 100 m.p.h., breaking bones is perfectly possible.

I fear, though, it will take more than a few minutes in cricket nets to make Bush civilised.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:05 AM
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6. The second photo is extra chimpy.
Has anyone else noticed that Chimpy only owns one belt? He wears the same freaking belt all the freaking time. Maybe he has trouble dressing himself so Pickles limits his belt choices to one. :eyes:
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