York Kickball Wrap-up
You might remember my post on kickin’ it old school with the York Sports and Social Club. Well this past weekend we played our final kickball game. 0 and 9 and 1. Yup. Zero won, nine lost, and one tied. We would have had the worst team record in the league except one team never showed for any games. Sad.
This stung a bit for my husband and I, we’re both pretty competitive. But we did have a blast and our team was a lot of fun. We had the best (and only) tailgating party at the tournament and a short trash-talking flirty Asian catcher that made the games a lot more interesting.
In the beginning our team’s problem was that we were all around bad. Couldn’t field the ball (we weren’t working as a team) or get on base. But we definitely improved in fielding the ball and were able to hold off most of the teams near the end of the season. Our main problem toward the end was getting and staying on base. Our team really needed Base Running 101. For a lot of people it’s instinct because of years of baseball and softball. For some on our team we needed to explain that you need to overun first base. And THEN explain (after they were tagged out) that you CAN’T overun second. Again, this is second nature for a lot of us, so we just didn’t realize that we needed to tell the rest of the team.
The point of all of this is that if you were thinking about joining the club, but were worried that you wouldn’t be any good, don’t worry, you would still beat the pink team. Most of the teams were competitive but were there to have fun. Only one team that we played were real jerks. When that team’s pitcher fielded a ball he literally wound up to throw it as hard as he could at our girl running to first (you can throw the ball to tag people out). He was literally a few feet away and could have tagged her. He also threw it right at her feet.
Other than that, the whole season was a lot of fun. After every game, teams were invited for drinks and more games (flip cup and beer pong) at either Granfalloons (um hello amazing old bay wings! who knew?) or White Rose. At the end of the season an awards dinner was held at Cobblestones. Our team may have won most spirit. Rah rah.
So if you’re thinking about joining the league you’ll probably have a lot of fun! Upcoming sports include beach volleyball (mid-July through August) and flag football is in the fall. You can sign up to be a member on this page on YSSC website.