Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kickball makes ESPN, well "Around the Horn" anyway


My Tampa Kickballers I share a pretty darn good play at the plate.  Feel free to debate, I know I have seen Griff and Mikey close out a game in pretty spectacular fashion.  Can you guys think of anything you have seen to rival this?

This team was in Ft. Laudy where we got our butts kicked for leaving our offense back in Tampa.  Competitive kickball yes, but stuff lke this makes it fun to watch!



"The Best Ending To A National Kickball Tournament Match You’ll Ever See"

You're watching extra innings of a quarterfinals match at a national kickball tournament in Harrisburg, Pa., this past weekend. (Our sender-inner promises "it isn't as douchey as it sounds," and we'll agree. Kickball might be the sport of choice for children and hipsters, but it's still really, really fun.) The beauty of kickball, of course, is the ability to peg the runner. Hit him with the ball while he's on the basepaths, and he's out. So as the winning run rounds third, the green team's cutoff man attempts a last-ditch peg—evaded Matrix-style by the runner, who flips and touches home just as the guy backing up the plate nails him in the head. Game over, New York Shower Hammers win. The Shower Hammers would go on to win the tournament. Ballsy safe call by the umpire. I've watched the replay multiple times, and it might actually be a tie. The green team didn't think so; their fury at the call is the best part of this video. Kickball brings out the child who hates to lose in all of us.

7 comments:

Nate Dawg said...

Sick! And a good call by the ref. SAFE!

DanPBC said...

What a play! I can see how the green team was pissed it was such a close call. I had to pause the video several times and check the position of his hand and the ball. I guess you can peg in the head in this tournament??? Either way hell of an acrobatic play.

Nate Dawg said...

He was "sliding" into home so therefore you can peg him in the head. Still safe though.

Chandler said...

Dan! Bring your US Open pool money tonight!

FRANK said...

sweet!

DanPBC said...

gotcha!

!! HOT TUB PARTY TODD !! said...

Sweet, it was a battle of the races. We always knew the outcome...