Anyway, I laughed out loud at his take on baseball versus cricket: "Both are games of great skill involving balls and bats, but with this crucial difference: baseball is exciting and when you go home at the end of the day you know who won." And "Cricket is a wonderful game, full of deliciously scattered micro-moments of real action," he goes on to say. So very true. If you've ever watched a cricket match, particularly the U-13 C team of your son's school, you will agree that those moments of real action are indeed both scattered and of microscopic nature.
If you actually want to understand cricket, read my earlier post on it, where I reviewed another very entertaining book in the Bill Bryson style called What is a Googly by Rob Eastaway.