So you couldn't stay away.
That temptation of something amusing was too much to resist.
Why, then, are there still FIVE vacancies for this World?
Read the following carefully, mull it over in your mind, and, then, no doubt try to repeat it to your partner, your children, your neighbours, even to yourself.
The very well respected and former president of South Africa is sitting at home watching the telly when he hears a knock at the door. When he opens it, he is confronted by a little Japanese man clutching a clip-board and yelling, "You sign, you sign!" Behind him is an enormous truck full of exhausts.
Mr Mandela is standing there in complete amazement when the Japanese man starts to yell louder, "You sign! You sign!!"
Mr Mandela says to him, "Look mate, you've obviously got the wrong bloke. Get lost." and shuts the door in his face.
The next day he hears a knock at the door again. When he opens it, the little Japanese man is back, with a huge truck full of break pads.
He trusts his clip-board under Mr Mandela's nose, yelling, "You sign! You sign!"
By now the former president is getting a bit hacked off, so he shoves the little Japanese man back, shouting, "Look, get lost! You've got the wrong bloke! I don't want them!" and proceeds to slam the door in the Japanese man's face again.
The following day Mr Mandela is resting and, late in the afternoon, hears a knock on the door again. Upon opening it, the same little Japanese man thrusts the same clip-board under his nose, shouting, "You sign! You sign!" Behind him are two trucks full of wing mirrors.
Mr Mandela loses his temper completely, picks up the Japanese man by his shirt front and yells at him, "Look I don't want these! Do you understand? You have the wrong man! Who do you want to give these to?"
The little Japanese man looks at him a little puzzled, consults his clip-board, and says, "You not Nissan Maindealer?"
Ok, ok. It isn't that funny.
Now remember, you actually came to this thread because of an interest in participating in another HBD World. The title, to save you looking it up, is American Baseball Union World and the very simple instructions on what to do are in the postings above this one. I am not the commissioner (jkenned is). I have never won the World Series title (here or in any other world); actually, I haven't even made the playoffs. I am not paid to write these promotional comments. I'm...
But time is passing and I've got to get ready for the Knicks-Pistons NBA match (London: tip-off 20.00 hours local - 15.00 EST).
Please, please, please. By my return I really hope the number of vacancies has reduced.