Posts tagged: Ferris High
If you squint your eyes a little, the scene at the Ferris High School practice field on a fresh summer evening last week looked as American as breakfast cereal. Behind the baseball field, four young guys in T-shirts and running shoes do drills in the green grass. They take turns hitting pop flies while the others in the field crane their necks upward, swaying as they peer up into the blue sky and then — slap — receive the balls out of the sky. “Niiiice catch, boy,” one calls out after a fielder dives to the earth to seize a hard-hit drive before it touches the ground. The fielder gets to his feet, shaking the sting out of his palms. The oofs and ahs, the laughter and jibes, the fresh smell of cut grass — it’s achingly familiar to anyone who ever sweated out a Little League season in left field. But these guys at Ferris aren’t the Saxon bench-warmers. They’re the Spokane Spartans, a team of Indian men devoted to the game of cricket/Joel Smith, Inlander. More here. (Inlander photo: Amy Hunter)
Question: Has anyone out there played cricket?
A mob of counter-protesters shout at the Westboro Baptist Church members as the two groups line 37th Avenue and Regal Street on Thursday near Ferris High School in Spokane. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle)