• Literacy,  Relaxing

    Summer Reading

    Summer -- it’s a time to relax, feel the sun on your face, and enjoy doing all the things you couldn’t do while being miserable all winter. If your idea of a relaxing summer day is kicking back with a good book and something to drink, here are a couple of cricket paperbacks that should be as much of a part of your summer as your sunglasses and sunscreen. I love stats and I love sports. (I pretty much learned how to read and how math works by studying baseball cards when I was a little kid.) Data-driven decision making has become the hallmark of sports in this country and…

  • Gaming,  Technology

    Virtual Reality Check

    I've spent a good part of my life as a gamer and spent several years as a game reviewer for some of the top gaming sites on the Internet. My thumbs have gamed through everything from grainy, pixel-y, old school…

  • Lauderhill,  Television

    Calling The Shots

    The recent -- and Covid-shortened -- series between the USA and Ireland gave cricket fans in this country a lot of "firsts" to celebrate. It was the first T20 victory against a full-member nation in USA history. It also marked…

  • Opthamology,  Spirit of Cricket

    Helping Hands

    I've been watching American sports for about a thousand years at this point. As a result, there are things I've come to expect: Tom Brady will find a way to win, the Orioles will find a way to lose, and…

  • Numbers,  Physics,  Relativity

    Cricket XXS

    First off, I'm a huge fan of West Indies cricket. Roughly half the clothing I own says either "Digicel" or "Sandals" on it. And if I had three kids, they would be named Christopher, Henry, and Gayle regardless of their…

  • Baseball,  History

    King of Kings

    There are plenty of reasons why we need sports. Sure, there are the obvious ones -- you can bet on them and they go good with beer -- but sometimes they just provide us with great stories. And there's no…