I suspect none of you Yanks are aware, but the Cricket World Cup has just started in South Africa and we’re all eagerly following it. Tonight before Australia’s first game we had the shock announcement that Shane Warne, probably the world’s premiere spin bowler, will not be playing due to a positive drug test result. (Further explanation: if bowlers are basically the same as pitchers, this guy is the king of the curve ball. He’s been called one of the five best players this century. He also strikes me as a bit of an ass, but that’s beside the point.) Luckily Australia seem to have taken it in stride and have just posted a great total for their innings. I must be assimilating down here, because I can’t even stomach the thought of the Kiwis or the Poms winning. Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!