More Kickball Posts
Game: 1, 2, 3, 4
We lost: 9 -1.
But, we were playing the 3 time defending national champions. The last team they played had to invoke the slaughter rule at 18 - 0.
We played out the game.
Not much interesting to report about the action. I had a couple of good catches. So did Rob. Jiffy got a good out at second, and the team stars did their thing.
I think good things are going to happen for the rest of the season.
There were a couple of bum calls, mostly because the first base umpire wasn't watching the game. She was standing next to the fence talking with a friend the whole time. Not that we would have won, but it would have shaved a couple points off the score.
The good news is I was inspired to draw this picture:
Note to the refs:
When 2 runners are both standing on the same base they are both out.
The head umpire was great, though, so that makes up for it.
Now we just need to work on getting people to show up at practice. There are ~25 people on the team, but its always just the same 8 people who show up. There are some people in the line up I don't think I've even met yet.
Speaking of not showing up, we've had a hard time finding kickballs to work out with. We've been playing with a little Spider-Man 4-square ball.
I finally ordered some off the WAKA site. The problem is their store says “Allow 2 to 3 weeks delivery.”
Two to three weeks?
Whats up with that?
Is each one individually hand crafted from baby seals or something?
They sell like 3 things: shirts, hats, and (shocker!) kickballs. Shouldn't they know how to lay their hands on a couple lickety split?
I'm imagining some poor guy running running around the warehouse right now going:
“Oh man, where in the world did we put all those kickballs?”