Saturday LES Kickballers got a special treat this month when Cinco De Mayo landed on their mid-season games, and one Team definitely came prepared:
Sore muscles are natural for the average active New Yorker. But, when your Kickball Team needs you, despite aching muscles, you step up to the plate (literally) like this lady of Saturday's Jiminy Kickit (kelly):
Take a moment and smile at the ball (make it your friend)...
While I can't say this winter was especially brutal, cold, snowy, or long (Global Warming, anyone?), I can say that his certainly felt like forever since our bright yellow balls were getting kicked...
Let me rephrase... Four months without any NYCSSC Kickball just seems like much too long!
Thankfully, though, the temps are on the rise, the blacktop is clear, and the balls are ripe for the kickin'. And with the addition of our Saturday afternoon league, teams are able to get out there and enjoy the sunny summer afternoons... not to mention get an early start at the bar.
Check out some of our teams enjoying their very first day on the black top.
That Pitch Cray (Black) was prepared for the sun. This team that hails from the South knows how to look cool with some 80s style shades:
Kicking and Screaming (Orange) was able to rack up some runs in their very first game, and celebrated at home plate with some high fives:
New Kicks On the Block (Sapphire) brought their very own cheering (and sometimes heckling) section. Check out these fans getting a little too into the game...
...so much so that our ref, Justin, couldn't believe his eyes
But, it's ok, in the end, all is right in the world. Kickball is back!
Aren’t you guys the sweetest? Roast Beef Sandwiches (red) and Prestige Worldwide (daisy) ended the Spring II Saturday Kickball season with a smile and a handshake, as all fair and respectful players should. Both teams played with a lot of heart, and it was a riot to spend the afternoon with them, but only one team could be named winner. After Prestige Worldwide (daisy) was given their Third Place medals, they were inspired by the schoolyard mural and hopped in front for this sportsmanlike photo op.
The Saturday Kickball-ers may be super skilled, stealing bases and kicking balls over the fences, but don’t think they’ve got us fooled so easily. The photographs below, which I like to refer to as exhibits a through c, may be circumstantial evidence to a referee, but I think they’re enough to stir suspicion. Doesn’t it look like the players have their balls on a string?
WE GOT THE RUNS
WE GOT THE RUNS
New York Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter recently accomplished the rare feat of accumulating 3,000 hits, becoming the first Yankee to do so. As the city celebrates his spectacular achievement, it makes some people wonder, "What would I like to accomplish?"
On a historic day on the baseball field, NYC Social asked some players on the kickball field, "What's on your bucket list?"
The summer, New York City heat tends to make people do crazy things, or at least make this photographer see crazy things. But pictures don't lie. Here are some of the unusual occurrences that I caught through my camera's lens.
If you look closely, it's almost like the two yellow balls in this picture are talking to each other.
Yellow ball in cart: "Hey other yellow ball, get help! I'm stuck in this cart and I want to play too!"
Floating Yelllow Ball: "Sorry, I'm a little too busy getting kicked around."
This guy from Prestige Worldwide (daisy) looked like he needed to escape the heat and head inside, even if he was on his way to home plate...
It was so hot that the ball looked like it was melting at times...
Or maybe it was just the heat from that powerful kick.