Thursday, May 24, 2012

Kickball for Grownups

My friend, Oates, asked me to sub on his kickball team.  I told him no, but he said that if I didn't, they'd have to forfeit.  So I told Oates that if they couldn't find anyone, I would do it.  Well, he couldn't get anyone and I had to fill in.

I was telling my roommates as I was suiting up that I was pissed about having to go.  I really wanted to just go to the gym and go to sleep, but here I am spending a beautiful summer evening in Chicago playing a stupid recess game.

How dumb that there is a league for that game, right?  While you're at it, why not have a league for the game of Tag?  Better still, Freeze Tag?  Or how about a Red Light/Green Light, Mother May I, or Simon Says?  Kick the Can, anyone?  If you really wanted the GOAT kiddie game, put together a Ghost in the Graveyard tournament!

Then I get there and go 4 for 5 with a home run, zero errors, and we won.  Suddenly I'm a fan.

As it turns out, I think my hate for the game was more out of a fear of sucking at it.  That must be that borderline personality* of mine kicking in.

Hey, readers, anyone heard of any of the aforementioned leagues or played in anything goofy, like a Wiffle Ball league?

*See the angry comments I received in this post if you care for an explanation of this diagnosis. 


sybil law said...

I was just talking about my love of wiffle ball yesterday! I'd totally be in a league for that! I think a kickball league sounds fun. :)

Radioactive Tori said...

I would totally be the same way, not being excited about it but then loving it once I found out I was good at it. I'm glad you had fun!

Heff said...

Tell Oats I saw him on "The Voice" a few weeks ago,and he still DOESN'T kick ass, lol !

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Sybil: It is really fun, but believe it or not, some teams are way too serious about it. We had a guy on the other team punch one our players' hands because of a dispute during the game. Come on!!!

Radio: Yes. Suddenly it was great, which opens the door for me to embrace all other kiddie game leagues. Ghost in the Graveyard Chicago 2012!!

Heff: I just call him Oats because he is like the Oats to my Hall. I got the blond hair and he is shorter with dark hair, and I'm the leader, naturally. Plus we sing karaoke too much together.

Mr. Shife said...

They started kick ball leagues here a few years ago but I still have not taken the plunge. It runs the same time as softball so I can make it work. I would totally love playing wiffle ball. I have great memories of wasting many summer days just playing wiffle ball. Have a great weekend, buddy.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Shife: Hope you're also having a good weekend. Let's get together and play freeze tag or something.