Meet The First Indian People To Meet Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds might not be playing baseball these days, but he hasn’t given up on the game altogether. Seems that between attemps to drop off the face of the Earth, he’s giving baseball lessons to a couple of Indian pitchers — and I don’t mean Cliff Lee and Fausto Carmona. He even had them over to the house.

Million Dollar Arm Indian pitchers

(Their best pitch is the “wicked googly”)

The Million Dollar Arm is like American Idol, except it’s in India and instead of a pop star they wade through thousands of cricket bowlers with good arms to find two who get the opportunity to try and be the first Indian to play pro baseball in the U.S. The winners then travel to America, play some games for a small Christian school in So Cal, and write an unintentionally hilarious blog.

Excerpts, and details of the Bonds meeting, after the jump

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Cricket Star Gets Women Commandos for Safety

An Indian cricket star, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has been so overwhelmed by young women and girls charging at him (including bolting onto the field during a match for hugs) that local authorities in India have been forced to step up their protection of the beleaguered batsman with women commandos surrounding his home while he tries to rest between tests.

Women commandos

The authorities feel the women commandos will be able to handle the throngs of admirers better “as they can do the job with ease”. We assume this means they can manhandle (womanhandle?) women better. We also don’t know how Russ Meyer never made a Bollywood film, now that we think about it.
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