…Continued from the previous post.
Jumbo Shrimp. Congressional Oversight. Flood Control…
My new favorite oxymoron? Kickball Strategy.
When we last got together, I was telling you about kickball as it is played across the country by people that have discovered the joys of the World Adult Kickball Association.
I came about this information because I happened to be visiting recently with almost 100 teams full of men and women who had traveled to Las Vegas to take part in the 13th annual WAKA Founders Cup – and its newborn sibling, the Kickball Games.
Any discussion of the WAKA game begins and ends with the fact that there are 11 fielders sandwiched onto the diamond, making any reasonably airborne kick an out-in-waiting. This puts the well-placed bunt squarely in the strategic forefront of the game.
There are a lot of unforeseen benefits to being the Commissioner of the “It’s Game Time Somewhere” Tour. One of them is the opportunity to end sentences with phrases like “…and tomorrow it’s kickball in Vegas”.
If you are young, socially-inclined, and even marginally athletic, your life can be immeasurably enhanced simply by typing “kickball.com” into your internet browser. This will introduce you to WAKA – the World Adult Kickball Association.
WAKA is one of those grass-roots organizations that flies below the radar screen and exists solely to enable people to have a blast playing a game. In this case, a game that anybody with even a single unrepressed memory of childhood will recognize immediately.