Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Latinos Make a Pitch for French-game Pétanque - By Erasmo Guerra (Daily News)

Similar to Italian boccie and Venezuelan bolas criollas, in pétanque a small wooden ball — the cochonnet, or “piglet” — is tossed onto a gravel court and players then aim and pitch boules to land as close as possible to the cochonnet for points. "It is played in more than 70 countries around the world,” says pétanque- enthusiast Ernesto Santos. “The last place this sport hasn’t conquered is the Americas...” read more

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