The Sunday Tribune yesterday got indignant yesterday on behalf of Ed Joyce, when an English sports journo expressed surprise that as an Irishman he had to qualify on a residential basis to play for the England cricket team. If he does make it into the squad, the selectors won’t be choosing a token Mick. This season, it’s England who are doling out the text book lessons in how its done. England’s gain will be Ireland’s loss!
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty