More Kickball Posts
Game: 1, 2, 3, 4
The news is out on the streets, The Blazers are a team to be reckoned with.
Last night we played our season opener against a team thats been around a few years. All of us except the team captain (Mike) are Rookies.
We led until the last inning when they tied it up. The game will go in the score books as a 4-4 tie.
Since I don't have any pictures, I decided to recap a few of last nights key plays with my uncanny ability to draw life like sketches.
First of all lets set the scene right. We don't play on a baseball diamond. Or even a flat piece of land. We play on a slopey piece of ground in a park right next to a lake. This means the entire field is covered with goose droppings. It was also very stormy last night and the ground was super wet.
First up: Mike's Matrix Style First Base Slide
The opposing team got to Mike's bunt super fast and the fielder was bearing down on him with a deadly look in his eye:
Refusing to be run down, Mike slid feet first PERFECTLY FLAT ON HIS BACK into first base. The ball zoomed over just inches above his chest.
This was the first inning of the first game of the season and Mike set the tone. This was no game for sissies.
Corey also got in a great first base slide. He went in head first, so his new team shirt is pretty much finished.
Now on to the defense. This is our ace in the hole.
Susie (first base) rocks. I don't think she missed a ball all night. If you haven't seen a kickball game, it is almost impossible to throw someone out on first if they bunt. There is a rule that says the fielders can't pass the line that runs from 1st base, the pitchers mound, and 3rd base until the ball is kicked. Even if you know someone is going to bunt its tough to get to a ball right in front the plate and throw it in time. It doesn't seem to matter to our team though.
Then there's Paul who catches every ball in a one mile radius.
I don't know about everyone else, but I was expecting to get whippped up on since this was the first game for most us. I think things are looking good.
Next week we play the defending NATIONAL champions. (Yes there is such a thing.) They actually recruit, scout, and cut people. I also hear rumors that their practices consist of more than drinking.