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Post by gdwdwrkr » Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:28 pm

by H. L. Edlin
B. T. Batsford Ltd.
1949
concerning cricket bat material:
"Most bat willows are female trees; this may explain why the bats are so tricky to handle."
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Post by spiritus » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:38 am

The Statue of Eros in London's Piccadilly Circus, was cast from aluminium in 1893.

The aluminum bat was introduced to American baseball in 1970.

I have reason to believe that in 1949, an aluminium cricket bat would have reduced misogyny and increased cricket scores.
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Post by Bobinwales » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:58 am

There was enough trouble in 1979 when Dennis Lilley of Australia attempted to use such an implement.

You can watch what happened here:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=7Pak_0L3rhc& ... ed&search=
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Post by spiritus » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:14 am

Bob, thanks for the entertaining and informative link. Do you have any idea as to the gender of Lillee's aluminium bat?
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Post by Bobinwales » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:13 am

One of the arguments was that aluminium bats damage the balls. That suggests a gender to me, but I admit that it hardly helps your misogyny theory.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:54 pm

On the other hand, it does support your misogyny agenda.
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:11 pm

Erik, Or as was once observed in Poor Dick’s Almanac, or somewhere, a gender batted is an agender spurned (or was it spermed?)!
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Post by spiritus » Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:32 am

Erik_Kowal wrote: On the other hand, it does support your misogyny agenda.

Yes, it does. But using a jock-strap made from willow wood might be considered sexist.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:54 am

Clearly, we must get used to yet more unsupported balls.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:49 am

.. but Che imagine the feeling of getting the Wind In Your Willows ..

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Post by spiritus » Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:48 am

Woz, that raises the question:
Is it the wind in or upon Willow's cheeks which makes the blow of a bat, a pleasure or a job?
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:46 pm

.. Spiritus, a riddle worthy of Golom .. *thinks* .. is it blow/hit or blow/puff ?? .. is it bat/mammal or bat/club ?? .. how ARE blow, pleasure, and job entwined ?? .. are the cheeks front or back, high or low on Willow's anatomy .. thinking thinking thinking .........

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Post by spiritus » Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:59 am

WoZ, as you make evident, your observations derived from thinking are a pleasure.

Thinking thrice, inevitably answers the question:
Is it the use of aluminum, aluminium, or willow that provides resistance to corrosion or corruption?
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