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    There is no clock
    90 feet between bases is genius
    There are secret signs
    Hanging curveballs are sexy
    Numbers are magic: 755, 56, 7, 61, 1.12
    Tinker to Evers to Chance
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    The Green Monster
    The suicide squeeze
    Cracker Jack
    Walt Whitman liked it
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    It just feels American
    The seventh-inning stretch
    Guys in tight pants
    Bull Durham
    There’s no crying in baseball
    A great play at the plate
    High socks
    Spring training
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    The rubber game
    The infield fly rule
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Stephen Collins

That's a long flight. However, living in Australia, every time I come to the US it's a day of travel. All business seats sounds like heaven!


Sounds like it went well. For some reason I thought you had down very long flights before - you always seem like such a seasoned traveller. I'm just used, I guess, to NZers for whom long haul usually means an aggregate of 24+ hours in the air, whichever way you fly. I'm glad you were able to sleep because that really is the answer.

Our flight from Auckland to Dubai (against the prevailing winds) clocks in at 19h45m, but it includes a refuelling stop at Sydney. The Sydney Dubai stretch is only 14h35m. Last year I did Auckland to Glasgow straight through - an hour on the ground in Sydney and 2 in Dubai. Full travelling time was over 30 hours. Never again. That is far too much time to spend in a very confined space with your child. This year we'll be having a couple of nights in Dubai.

At age 6, Lachlan will have done this three times by the end of April. Luckily, he loves flying and has been asking to go on a plane again ever since he got back.


Yeah, yeah, you Americans, no backbone. As the other have said, try flying from Melbourne, Oz, to Europe anywhere. . .24 hours. . often longer. . . as Megan said. . refuelling and all. I live in Melb so I get to STOP at Sydney too and WAIT. It's only an hours flight but you always always have to get off there and wait. Moving countries just so air flight would be shorter seems like a good idea.

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