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Friday, May 05, 2006

Miami Jai-Alai


That's the Miami Jai-Alai arena down there, located in one of the oldest (and hence, one of the poorest and most industrialized) areas of Miami. Jai-alai is a fast-paced game where grown men throw a really hard ball at each other at insanely high speeds and try to catch it with only a wicker basket-thing attached to their arm. The name means "Merry Festival" in Basque, the region in Spain from where it came from, via Cuba.

Since I really have no business going down to that area (unless I get lost, which has happened), I snapped this pic while driving as I left the airport yesterday afternoon. The pole just decided it wanted to be in the picture.

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