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What’s a skier? Baseball vs. cricket.

Yeah, we know, this is a baseball town. But would it hurt us to understand how this other game is played, now that we have a bar dedicated to it?

Herewith, a brief tutorial on the lingo, equipment and a few rules of the two sports.

Baseball vs. Cricket

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Pitcher/Bowler

Catcher/Wicket-keeper

Hitter/Batsman

Gloves/No gloves (with a few exceptions)

Round bat/Flat bat

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Pitcher’s mound/No mound

5.25 oz. (heaviest allowed ball)/5.8 oz.

Fans keep balls/Fans return balls

At-bat/Knock

Hit /Shot

Pop fly/Skier (pron. SKY-er)

An out /A wicket

Error/Misfield

Beanball /Bouncer

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