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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:09 PM
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Divine intervention-* hit by cricket pitch
http://news.yahoo.com/photo/060304/481/pakd12703041338&... ;_ylt=ArQbXjukPZqvgzueXQuM6bX9xg8F;_ylu=X3oDMTA3bGk2OHYzBHNlYwN0bXA-

In this four picture sequence U.S. President George W. Bush is seen being hit by a cricket pitch during a cricket workshop with players from the Islamabad College for Boys at the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday,
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:12 PM
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1. Bwaaaa!
:rofl:
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misternormal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:13 PM
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2. Gotta be smarter than the ball George... n/t
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:18 PM
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3. They should have hit him with the bat
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:18 PM
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4. "Bush hit by cricket pitch on grassy knoll"...
...Ap thinks it's the Zapruder film, and must be studied frame-by-frame...



:evilgrin:
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:20 PM
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5. Well, they'll be making space for one more in Gitmo now.
Gotta have been a terraist.
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mrfrapp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:20 PM
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6. I don't get it
I don't get it. It looks to me as though he was hit by the ball.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:44 PM
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12. They'll learn one day, Mr. Frapp
:evilgrin:
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mrfrapp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:35 PM
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14. LOL
I'm glad you said that and not me :-)
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:22 PM
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7. I would think that's what would happen at least 60% of the time
Anywhere in the world at least 2 out of three pitchers would bean him and say "oops, sorry".
Some would throw it harder than others.

I'd like a chance at it, reminds me of a carnival attraction involving a vat of water.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:27 PM
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9. From the pictures, Bush got off pretty lightly
There's a reason politicians are asked to throw out the first ball and not take the first swing at a baseball game. Can you imagine Sal "The Barber" Maglie (one of the all-time great nicknames) on the hill looking down at Little Lord Pissypants? They'd have to take the poor fucker to Johns Hopkins to surgically remove the spheroid from his ear.
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LizMoonstar Donating Member (392 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:04 PM
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10. too true.
I know B&R is keeping his 85mph fastball in shape....
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Random_Australian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:10 PM
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16. 85 mph fastball? SOFT! (ie. slow)
In cricket Shoab Ahktar has got above 100 mph !
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LizMoonstar Donating Member (392 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:13 AM
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19. well, this is after the elbow injury.
by baseball standards, that's pretty good, especially since he has a curveball without coaching.

plus, iirc, the cricket ball is smaller and firmer, and i believe it's also a different movement - so different set of standards for speed.

sorry, i've got to defend my sweetthing's baseball honor ;)
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:13 PM
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11. That's why they're using a tennis ball
Akhtar should have been the bowler
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:26 PM
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8. Gee, I wish I could pitch to him.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:56 PM
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13. It's a LEGAL throw by the bowler in cricket - it's a common tactic.
It's one of the ways to get a batsman dismissed (batter out) in cricket and all bowlers will throw at the batsman when it's to their advantage. That's why batsmen wear helmets with chin straps and other padding.

It's LEGAL!
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:38 PM
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15. Ouch. That must've hurt.
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 06:49 PM by Spider Jerusalem
How does one get hit by a cricket pitch, anyway? Did he fall again?

(note: In cricket, the "pitch" is the part of the playing field in the centre with the wickets at either end. Thrown balls are "bowled". The subject line is a little odd-sounding.)
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:12 PM
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17. I'm concerned about what later happened to the the boy who hit him....
Gitmo?
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:31 PM
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18. I won't be satisfied until someone beats him senseless with a
cricket bat.
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