Fact about George Washington little-known to Americans: he was a cricket nut. As was John Adams. I mention this as I have seen rants emanating from various backwoods to the effect that cricket is unpatriotic and just played by annoying immigrants. So just how American were Washington and Adams?
In 2008 I marked the 4th July with Brad Neely's Washington - which still cracks me up and Bruce and pals with Darlington County and in 2009 I blogged on how the snake and don't tread on me on had been appropriated by some dubious characters and how this was a pity. It was also a good excuse to put up Uncle John's Band, however. Below is a photo from about 1900 of Bart King - the one truly great cricketer the United States has ever produced. Washington would have approved.