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#1 Sep 12th, 2006, 22:39
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Any baseball fans out there? Particularly NY Mets fans?

Just moved here, and would like to see if anyone has access to MLB on their cable tv.

Also, would anyone be intersted in playing some softball? I know the Delhi US Embassy has a baseball/softball field, but not sure if there are ANY in Mumbai.

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Buy a flat bat and some whites and see what you can do with a googly
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Cricket is the game played in Mumbai.
Don't know about baseball. I don't think there is any baseball field in Mumbai.

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Yeah trust me, once you get the hang of cricket, you'll never want to play baseball again. For some it takes a few weeks, and some they never get the hang of it. But at least you'll be part of that very rare breed. American who knows how to play cricket.
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cricket in US

Actually, I see people playing cricket all the time in Queens NYC. They're in uniform and everything. Looks cool, and would be great fun.

Any suggestions on where a guy can get some practice in, or even learn how to play by just playing?

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What I'd suggest is either just walking up to a game being played in the local park, and I'm pretty sure you'd be welcome with open arms to play cricket. That, or you can ask a work mate or general mate in Bombay to unpack the bat n' ball and just muck around the park by yourselves. If you're in Bombay in February, I'll teach you everything you need to know. Heh. In the meantime, here is a really useful site.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cric...ls/default.stm
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Would you guys mind if I joined that lesson? I used to play casual Baseball in the U.S., now that I'm here I've been watching cricket on TV and I think I'm getting the hang of it - it'd be great to get some practise on the field.
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As I said, I wouldn't be able to join the lessons till February, but everyone would be welcome. An IndiaMike cricket game. Indians V Non-Indians. That'd be something!
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cricket match forthcoming

I wonder if Star sports will carry it!
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Originally Posted by New-South-Welshman As I said, I wouldn't be able to join the lessons till February, but everyone would be welcome. An IndiaMike cricket game. Indians V Non-Indians. That'd be something!

especially if we can get a bunch of americans on the non indians team. that would be one helluva pay per view
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Maybe we can get it sponsored by Kingfisher
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Originally Posted by New-South-Welshman Yeah trust me, once you get the hang of cricket, you'll never want to play baseball again. For some it takes a few weeks, and some they never get the hang of it. But at least you'll be part of that very rare breed. American who knows how to play cricket.
Baseball is an updated version of cricket - with all the boring & tedious bits discarded and a little rhyme and reason added. By quantizing the game into 9 innings and taking out the tea and cucumber sandwich breaks - fans/players can actually squeeze some other essential activities into their day. A flashy scoreboard/Jumbotron/sound system with player stats and pitch by pitch updates and uniforms/equipment that are actually reflective of the century we now live in are a big help as well!
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Originally Posted by New-South-Welshman As I said, I wouldn't be able to join the lessons till February, but everyone would be welcome. An IndiaMike cricket game. Indians V Non-Indians. That'd be something!
Nice Idea. We can book oval pitch for that game / or may be Police Gymkhana (With the floodlights)
Regarding sponsor's we can easily get a travel co. to do the same.

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Originally Posted by PeakXV Baseball is an updated version of cricket
Baseball is a simple version of cricket. Just like how American football is a simple version of rugby football.
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Hmmm, the more I do think about it, if there is an IM meet-up in Bombay in February, a cricket game wouldn't be a bad thing to do while downing a few beers and samosas.

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