July 20, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 6 comments

"To all the non-tennis-playing men who think they can win a point against Serena, watch this."

posted by rcade at 11:57 AM on July 20

That was a lot of fun to watch

posted by NoMich at 12:43 PM on July 20

If you had Sri Lanka besting Pakistan in ... checks notes ... baseball, congratulations and claim your winnings. This game was for the West Asia Baseball Cup. So, all congrats to Sri Lanka today.

I love everything about that video, btw. The good sportsmanship between the teams, the super enthusiastic announcer, the actual game play, and most of all, the reggae horns during the trophy presentation.

posted by NoMich at 12:57 PM on July 20

One of our ushers at church is from Sri Lanka. I will have to tell her about this tomorrow, but I doubt she is much of a baseball fan. I wonder who trained the umpires. Their mechanics are excellent; positioning, timing on the calls, and the arm gestures on the calls were all pretty much "by the book". You are correct about the announcer, nomich, very enthusiastic, but I sense that he is a cricket announcer who was drafted into service. He did pretty well, though.

posted by Howard_T at 02:11 PM on July 20

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