Friday, September 12, 2008

Lies. It's all lies, I tell you.

Didn't we go to war over less than this? Today's Daily Telegraph claims that baseball was invented in Surrey, England and not in America.
A diary has been found which describes the game being played by a teenager in Guildford in 1755.

Previously it had been thought that the game developed in America in the 1790s.

But this new proof indicates that the British can claim to have invented yet another of the world's great games, formerly considered as American as apple pie.

The handwritten entry was discovered in the diary of lawyer William Bray. It documents a game with friends on Easter Monday 1755, when he was still a teenager.
Well, it's obviously a forgery. Who could believe such a tale? Where's Paul Revere when you need him?