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Terran1212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:54 PM
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Bush hit by ball in Pakistani criquet photo op
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4774868.stm

BUSH BRAVES PAKISTANI CRICKETERS

US President George W Bush was hit by a ball at the heavily-guarded US embassy in Pakistan - as he tried his hand at the country's national sport, cricket.

The baseball-loving leader was shown how to bat and bowl by members of Pakistan's national team, using tennis balls instead of harder cricket balls.

"I don't quite have the skills yet," Mr Bush said later, when asked if he had enjoyed his first brush with the game.

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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:56 PM
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1. Oh, that's hilarious
:rofl:

I want to buy the person who threw that ball a beer.
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cdsilv Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:01 PM
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3. would that it were a jai-alia ball (concrete) instead of a tennis ball n/t
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:08 PM
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7. you have the right to remain silent.....
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:10 PM
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8. more wishful thinking
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:14 PM
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10. one for jail, jail for ALL!
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:01 PM
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4. It was the captain of the Pakistan national cricket team
Think he did it by accident?

:rofl:
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:05 PM
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6. Negative, Ghost Writer
This so makes my day.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:38 PM
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15. It's funny. That's legal in cricket. Most 'Muricans think that's a 'walk'
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 06:39 PM by TahitiNut
... but it can be a (LBW) dismissal (out) in cricket. I'd guess Junior's fans think 'dirty pitch' but it's actually a valid tactic in cricket.
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:39 PM
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22. I don't think he'd be out LBW
It hit him in the shoulder. The ball has to be capable of hitting the stumps for it to be LBW and if it hit him in the shoulder it would have bounced too high.

But anyway, fans of Bush getting beaned by a cricket ball (well, a tennis ball actually - what a wimp) might be interested to learn where this tactic came from - the infamous 1922 "Bodyline" tour of Australia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodyline

And here's what can happen if you play with a real ball, unlike Shrub:

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/australia/content/image... (warning, slightly graphic)

One last thing: a great cricket video :)

http://www.notjustcricket.com/2006/02/cricket_to_mozart...
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:32 PM
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25. Great video! (Ouch!) Those spinners are fascinating.
:thumbsup:
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shenmue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:00 PM
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2. Yes!
Hooray!

Go Pakistan!

:7

:applause:
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:01 PM
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5. HA! The guy behind him looks rather pleased!
:popcorn: :rofl: :rofl:
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:13 PM
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9. the empire lives!!! most former British colonies play cricket
saw this in grad school and other places.....all the former colonists would get together for a cricket game

after writing this I now wonder: is W sending a message to Blair by 'trying' to play cricket??? and if so, what????
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:24 PM
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11. I think he's just being his usual moron self
We have cricket leagues here in the States, too.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:26 PM
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12. Oh My God That Is Goddamn Funny! You KNOW It Wasn't Accidental LOL
that's too funny. Did it leave a mark? :rofl:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:40 PM
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16. It's legal in cricket ... and is a way of getting a dismissal (out).
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 06:43 PM by TahitiNut
Virtually all bowlers will throw to hit the batsman when appropriate. :shrug:
Not at all like baseball.

One other thing: They've been showing a clip of Junior 'bowling' (pitching) but fail to point out that he was throwing illegally - since the elbow must remain bent at least 15 degrees in cricket. Straigtening the elbow is illegal.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:16 PM
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19. I think it's the amount of *change* in elbow angle that's important
The elbow joint isn't allowed to straighten by more than 15 degrees once the arm is above shoulder level.

"Chucking", as it is commonly called, is when the elbow plays a significant role during the point of delivery.

A straightened elbow can give the bowler the unfair advantage of generating extra speed than if the ball is delivered with a straight arm.

However, most bowlers' arms will straighten because of the sheer forces going through the body at the point of delivery.

The ICC has now set a maximum limit of 15 degrees of flex, which means that no bowler can extend their elbow beyond that level.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/rules_and_equip...


So if he had his arm straight (or as straight as it can be) all the time, it would be a legal action.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:20 PM
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20. He Wasn't Throwing Illegally. Congress Gave Him Express Authority To
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 07:21 PM by OPERATIONMINDCRIME
pitch that way.
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:34 PM
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13. that looks like a TENNIS ball
i suppose an actual cricket ball would have ENDANGERED der chimp? what a complete sham of a photo op. next we'll see him toss in the first pitch of the world series using a ping pong ball?
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:38 PM
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14. ROFL!!!
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 06:38 PM by cat_girl25


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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grmamo Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:05 PM
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17. Video Anyone
I just saw a clip on local news. Boy he wasn't NOT happy. Hope someone posts the clip online soon.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:22 PM
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21. Welcome to DU, grmamo!
:hi:
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Terran1212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:15 PM
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26. me too
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:14 PM
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18. Too bad it didn't hit him on
the head. Might improve his brain function if it did.
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:42 PM
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23. i wonder if he for any kind of a milisecond freaked out thinking it was
some terrorist bomb that hit him! -- the man is so paranoid!
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:21 PM
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24. What a dork


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