Whenever I mention cricket to any of my friends, the first thing someone asks is, “isn’t that like baseball,” which is usually a quick way to end the friendship. To say that cricket is like baseball is to say that boxing is like mixed martial arts. It is to say that Dell is like Sony. It is to say that English is like Klingon. Just because both have certain similarities does not change the fundamental differences that essentially make them two sports that should never be mentioned in the same vein and certainly not in the same sports bar discussion.