A chilly Boston, Massachusetts afternoon, but sunny. The sun has not been seen much this winter, but the snow has! Sick of the white stuff.
I am new to this site and this is my first blog. Fact is, it is the first blog I have ever written period.
I was born in Dorchester 65 years ago, served in the US Navy from 1965 through 1971. I didn't care for it much, but now I am proud to say I served my country, two years of service on a destroyer, the USS Gearing.
For most of my life I considered myself English (mothers side) and Irish (father). But a few years ago a family member did a family tree and traced some family back to Wales. With a name like Evans I figured there had to be some Welsh in my background. To make a long story short, I have been considering myself Welsh for quite a few years now and loving it. I now know some Welsh words and have met many Welsh on Face Book who are really delightful.
Being now a self proclaimed Welshman, I began to follow the sport teams of Wales and the athletes of the country.
The teams I support are Llanelli RFC, Scarlets, Llanelli AFC, Wales national rugby team, Crusaders RL, Glamorgan Cricket and Cardiff City FC.
The thought I had today was why do my Welsh teams seem to struggle so? Cardiff City, for instance, had a chance to move into second place on the table last week, but lost 0-2 at home! Everyone says they should gain at least the 2nd spot and automatic promotion...ok, but why put me (and many real Welshmen) through the trama?
And what is this I heard the other day on BBC Wales: In order for Wales to have a international cricket team Glamorgan would have to cease to exist? Good Lord.