one of Chris Rock's early shows -- Bring The Pain, I think --
he had a short bit about abortion rights, arguing that since the issue is so personal
and particular to women, it's hard for a man to have the legitimacy to comment and make
decisions about it. After all, "I wouldn't want a bunch of women voting
on my balls."
I was reminded of that routine when I read about the Chargers' reaction to the quality of the pitch they played on against Kolkata. Both V.V.S. Laxman and Ricky Ponting called the state of the pitch "shocking," and apparently the curator even came to apologise for it after the match.
Well, yeah, if you ask a pair of batsmen, of course they're going to say it sucks. (It makes them look bad, what do you expect?) Did anyone bother asking Chaminda Vaas, who finished with figures of 2-for-9 in that game, how much of a "shocker" the wicket was for him? Or Mohammad Hafeez, who was doing his best impression of Saqlain Mushtaq for a few overs?
-- (UPDATE: It looks like I'm not alone on this.)