FB returns but discovers he must apologise to his world wide readership for his presumption that it would be appropriate to celebrate the arrival of spring. Snow and blizzards have been prominent in the weather reports - a bit early FB's first cricket match is still a couple of weeks away.
Indeed it was also decidedly winterish in Madrid for much of FB's stay there. So poor was the weather that some of the Holy Week, processions which are a feature of Spanish life at this time of year had to be cancelled. A case of rain stopped pray - and a situation with which any cricketer can sympathise.
FB returns to find the world differently ordered. England have won their first test match for many month. Swann has restored his reputation as has KP. So much has the world turned on its head that Michael Vaughan has been sent to interview golfers at the Masters. FB has yet to understand why this has come about but he is taking great consolation in this bizarre appearance - he could never be as hopeless at it as Gary Lineker.
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But golf retains a huge right handed dominance. Something to do with the availability of equipment, presumably, forcing natural left handers to play the wrong way round. FB remembers playing with the occasional cack handed player who used right handed clubs but played with the left hand below the right. Their swings were never things of beauty and FB has never seen this at the top level although many players put cack handed for psychological reasons. Some day one of them will put left handed for a similar reason. But there is probably no great advantage to playing golf left handed - unlike in cricket where left handers can make things a bit difficult for right handed players - particularly FB.