PRETORIA, South Africa — My host in Pretoria gave me this can of pepper spray to fend off bandits. I didn't have it when the bad men struck.
Craggs alerted you to my little predicament the other day. A few Deadspin readers expressed concern, for which I'm grateful. I'll get to what happened in a moment, but a word first about Pretoria, the drowsy capital of South Africa, where this foul crime was perpetrated.