Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bunt or not to bunt...

Here's an interesting article about the age-old debate of man bunting. It has torn apart families...brought nations to war. Where do you side on the issue?

Stay tuned for a take on this debate by Timothy McGee along with a recap of last week's games and postgame.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Week 7 Recap....Cowboys and Indians...and Kickball Oh my!

Thanksgiving has come and gone my kickballing brethren, and I must say I am thankful for a lot of things - puppies, the Neverending Story, tacos, Three's Company, boogie boards, Thrifty's err Rite Aid ice cream, Kickball...I could go on and on until a week from Tuesday.

But I digress, there were two competitive games this past Sunday of note, a charity event at Mr. Pockets, a flip cup tournament, and a 2nd consecutive Sunday Funday karaoke. SO let's get started.

Boozehounds vs. Gordon Bombay's All Stars

After a victorious rock-paper-scissors, the Boozehounds could not have expected any further victory and yet...they still put up a fight against the team across the kickball field coached by Gordon Bombay himself. Chief Biggity and Cowboy Cramer ( didn't know there were cowboys at Thanksgiving?!) rallied the troops after the All-Stars went ahead 3-0. I don't recall exact hits because let's be honest it's been 5 days. The Boozehounds made it close at 3-2, before GB's pulled away 6-2. Chief Biggity did his best Daniel Day Lewis impression in Last of the Mohicans (see below, um quite graphic) before remembering it was just a kickball game and man bunting was no reason to wage war. The Boozehounds rallied in the 5th inning before falling 6-3 with the bases loaded. Gordon Bombay seems prime for a big matchup against the Empty Pitchers next week.

Kicking Balls and Taking Names vs. Empty Pitchers

The Empty Pitchers looked to keep pace with Gordon Bombay by battling the forces of Orange on the grassy knoll known as our 2nd field. This field is like the movie Labyrinth in that there are no set locations for bases which makes it like a virtual maze and sometimes David Bowie shows up. Alfred "Pepperoni Pizza" Mesa had a very complex defensive scheme which involved confusing the Empty Pitchers by refusing to catch anything kicked near him. This did not pay off in the end, but was still worth a shot. Oh wait...this was a forfeit? Well NOW, you tell me. I like my version better. From what I hear, it was an entertaining scrimmage full of laughter, tears, and undying friendship. Wait...that was last night's episode of Family Ties. Anyway, what's with all those forfeits?!?

Next post coming up for recap of the charity event and Sunday Funday. Also pictures from the field and the bar from Allison Knight who we all know once stunt doubled for Sigourney Weaver in Alien.

Monday, November 16, 2009

I'll make ya famous...I'll be your Huckleberry.

Anyone who wants to contribute to the new Blog, you too can post and discuss your favorite Kickball league. Let me know and I can setup access for anyone to do their posts about the league. Send me an email here - I setup the blog just last week, so we're just getting started!


Week 6 Photos

Great Reporting Timothy, Boysenberry Jam it is!

Week 6 Recap


Week 6 was chalk full of excitement, international mystery, who-done-it?, and Oh wait..I'm thinking of last night's Murder She Wrote. Anywho, it was still an enthralling day on the kickball field. Here are your game recaps:

Gordon Bombay's All Stars vs. Kicking Balls and Taking Names *

The skillful game planning of Gordon Bombay kept his squad on pace in the division race, with a solid 3-2 victory over Taking Balls and Kicking Names (see what I did there?). Kicking Balls made the same mistakes team Iceland made, team representative Alfred was just too cocky and thought they could easily overpower a Gordon Bombay coached team. Even an appearance by local celebrity Scott Whyte would not have made a different for Kicking Balls. Gunnar Stahl himself was rumored to have called Alfred and told him "you lost it for yourself".

Boozehounds vs. Empty Pitchers

The Empty Pitchers were in good form continuing their lead in the Riptide league, by jumping out to a 4-0 lead using timely hitting and distraction. The addition of a mascot more suited for the opposition left defenders perplexed. The Boozehounds battled back to make it 4-2 before realizing they needed to save their energy for the bar and any other necessary shenanigans.

The game was overshadowed however by an amazing (mis)play by Johnny Cramer (see below), which was a foul ball but neverless amazing.

More pictures forthcoming from Allison Knight who was the original inspiration for the lovely ditty Knight Moves by Bob Seger. Would I make that up?

* I didn't really see this game, but for the purpose of reporting I shall pretend that I watched this game religiously.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hello Kickballers!

After much deliberation and many meetings across the Southland, the board of the WAKA kickball league has approved this blog to spread the news and word of our weekly shenanigans. I wasn't there to attend such meetings, as I was busy feeding baby seals in the frigid cold temperatures of the Arctic. Just something I like to do with my spare time..

Starting this week, there will be posts about the week's games to be viewed and literary content by yours truly and by Bill Simmons the Sports Guy. Wait...what? Okay I'm being told Bill Simmons is out, he wants to be paid or something. Stay tuned folks, there will be games to recap, flip cup results to discuss, and shenanigans to talk about.

I know you're excited, just like me. I haven't been this excited since I went to go see Hall and Oates last year. You make uhhh my dreams come truuuuuee...oooh oooh. are so good to us.