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Switch Blayde
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That's "bowling" not "balling."

On a lighter note, I went bowling today. I ended my last game with 9 strikes. Nine in a row. And not cheapies. All in the pocket with the pins flying.

Unfortunately, my 1st 3 frames were open, spare, open (split).

Ernest Bywater

The trouble with bowling strikes is you don't get the full use of the lane and it results in less exercise since you only get to throw the ball once per frame until the end. Instead of throwing a possible 21 balls you only get to throw 12 balls.

Switch Blayde

Why am I telling you this? An old joke will explain.

A 90-year-old Jewish man went to confession.

"Father, I fucked a 20-year-old girl," the Jewish man said.

The priest gasped. "Why are you telling me this? You're not even Catholic."

"I'm telling everyone I can!"

Grant

For you bowlers

When I saw that I immediately thought of Lawn Bowls.

richardshagrin

I thought a bowler was a kind of hat.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@richardshagrin

I thought a bowler was a kind of hat.


nah, in cricket a bowler can get a hat trick.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Ernest Bywater

nah, in cricket a bowler can get a hat trick.

Is the hat trick making a bowler (the hat) look cool again?

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Crumbly Writer

Not sure how much you know about cricket, CW, but a hat trick is where the bowler gets 3 wickets with 3 consecutive balls. In the very early days doing so earned them a club hat with the name date and details on it, thus the name. Since those hats cost a bit back then, it was a good freebie.

Replies:   Jim S
Jim S

@Ernest Bywater

Since this is a Canadian site, it would be remiss not to point out that a hat trick is also 3 goals in hockey.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater
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@Jim S


Since this is a Canadian site, it would be remiss not to point out that a hat trick is also 3 goals in hockey.


I don't follow hockey, so I didn't know that. However, it shows those hockey plays will steal anything not welded in place.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@Ernest Bywater

I don't follow hockey, so I didn't know that.


IIRC Australia is a pretty strong hockey nation. ;)

(Just checked - their men are top of the world rankings.)

AJ

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@awnlee jawking

IIRC Australia is a pretty strong hockey nation. ;)


NSW is big in Rugby League and Rugby Union, but I don't follow them, either. Nor do I follow grass hockey or ice hockey, or tennis. There's a lot of sports I don't follow at all.

Centaur

Hat tricks are also three bulls eyes in darts. free beer from the bar if you get one

AmigaClone

Association Football (known as soccer in some parts of the world) also uses the term "hat trick" when a player scores three goals in a game.

Ross at Play
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Dictionary.com mentions that 'hat trick' is an expression used in cricket, ice hockey, and soccer.

They also say it's used in baseball, when a player has a 1-, 2-, and 3-base hit, and a home run in the same game. They've got that totally wrong, haven't they? Isn't the term for that 'batting through the cycle' or something similar?

Switch Blayde
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@Ross at Play


'batting through the cycle'


Yes

3 strikouts in a game is a hat trick — albeit a negative term

PotomacBob

@Ross at Play

Isn't the term for that 'batting through the cycle' or something similar?


Close. It's "batting for the cycle"

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