Well it seems like while the iron is still semi-hot (http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1147466/index.htm) is the right time to get this off the ground so here we go: Welcome to Brian Lara Needs a Hug, I'll be your master of ceramonies, but you knew that already, I figured I would start this with the first entry in a list of 10 reasons that cross into A) Why an American is writing a blog about a sport Americans don't care about and B) Why you should care.
So the first reason is:
Because the Cricket Community is on the verge of trying to make you care about cricket.
Once we get past the fact that America was just let back into cricket less than 6 months ago, we have to realize that the United States really stands as Crickets last untapped major market, they have the British, they have Austrailia and New Zealand, the have the Indian Subcontinent, put together that's a lot of people. And why not add America to the list, they're supposed to be some of the greatest athletes in the world, why not give them a brand new challenge? Hell they even created a version of the game (20/20: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20/20_Cricket) that is supposed to overcome the fact that you think it takes too long to play.
So really the start of this blog asks two things: first, to give this blog a chance to grow into something respectable, and second, to keep open ears when the world cricket community comes knocking at your door.
Oh and so you know how this blog got it's title: