Jiminy Cricket: Young cricket phenom Kieran Powell is considering a transition to baseball. Much like rugby star-turned-NFL player Jarryd Hayne, Powell seems poised to break into American baseball sooner rather than later.
Powell is a left handed batsman, which I assume would translate to a left handed batter in the MLB. According to Sports Illustrated, Powell worked out for the Milwaukee Brewers and the New York Mets. Next week, he is slated to try out for several other teams including the Dodgers and Cubs.
If you need a refresher about cricket, our friend Old Gator has been writing a series of articles about cricket and baseball here.
The Winter of Prof’s Discontent: Winter has officially assaulted Cheeselandia. Today we didn’t get out of the single digits. Sunday was even worse – the high didn’t get above 4. Every year is worse than the year before. Actually, this year hasn’t been as bad, technically, as the last couple of years, but emotionally and mentally it gets worse and worse.
So what do I do to combat the Satan’s Icebox blues? I think about baseball. And I know I’m not the only one.
The Baseball Hall of Fame posted this interesting article about winter and baseball. It features a really cool photograph of Ty Cobb and another player, Ed Walsh, packing snowballs into baseball sizes in order to show each other a new way of throwing curveballs. How cool is that?