Friday, July 14, 2006
A while ago I joined a kickball league as a co-captain of a team composed of a bunch of people who had never met each other. We just had our third game on monday, in which we dominated to the point of the game being called on mercy rule grounds. So now our record is 2 and 1. We won our first game in sudden death overtime, lost our second game in a mercy rule route, and, like I said, dominated our third game. We will not lose another game this season.
Before our game on friday we were pretty riled up by BBQing and drinking our teammate Michael's house. We took the field and were "warming up" when two of our players collided as they were both going for a fly-ball. One ended up with a very bloody nose. And we hadn't even started playing the actual game yet! We didn't let that stop us, though.
The games are pretty fun. Mostly nobody takes it too seriously, although it is pretty competitive in an all-in-good-fun kid of way. As you can see from the pictures, our team color is green. Our team name is Chotchkies, after the fictional restaurant in "Office Space", and so we wear aprons with flair as our team uniform.