Monday, March 31, 2008

Cricket at the Aldridge Baseball Diamond

On Saturday my Dad and I walked by my old elementary school on the way
to the grocery store. We happened to notice these guys playing cricket
on the baseball diamond at Aldridge Elementary. I heckled them over
the chain link fence a bit telling them that they're in the wrong
hemisphere and chanting for them the "Hey batter batter SWING!" chant.
Aside from the big changes at Aldridge (new turn-about, renovations to
the exterior, etc.), it's clear that there are some major demographic
changes in the old neighborhood as well.

As slow a pace that cricket seems to have, maybe it's a better sport
to play here in North Texas in July and August than baseball is
anyway. These guys were happy enough playing it.