San Francisco KickBall Coalition

Running the Bases Backwards

Posted by on 17 May 2010 | Tagged as: f'n awesome

As I look forward onto the next (kick ass) season of SFKBC kickball, I feel that it’s important to see just how far this rag tag team of misfits has come in the last 3 years. You don’t have to look any further than on this blog, but here are a few choice moments of mine. Feel free to look into the archives and find your own.


Season Opener 2010

Posted by on 06 May 2010 | Tagged as: f'n awesome

Sunday May 23rd in Lindley Meadow!

Come for the super secret special kickball surprise!

Facebook Event

Final Game of Season!

Posted by on 31 Jul 2009 | Tagged as: f'n awesome

Let’s be honest… you totally forgot how awesome the final game of kickball is. Here are a few pictures to remind you.

Ready to go?

Kickball: The Finals!
Lindley Meadow
Sunday, August 2nd @ 2pm

11th Inning

Posted by on 24 Jul 2009 | Tagged as: f'n awesome

Let there be kickball.

last week before the finals. Make sure you get your kicks in. I mean, the scouters are going to be looking this Sunday, gettin ready to draft you into the big leagues. Look the part!

Kickball: the 11th Inning
Speedway Meadow
Sunday, July 26th @ 2pm

Get back on the field!

Posted by on 10 Jul 2009 | Tagged as: f'n awesome

Wow! That was an intense two weeks. First the super sloshball game that was just f’n awesome (big thanks to everyone who helped out and one last Happy Birthday shout out to Cam and Felicia), and then 4th of July weekend was epic (Mr. Commish got engaged to Mrs. Commish, for those out of the know). That was a lot of partying… but, now it’s time to get back on the field and play some kickball. Same Bat-Place, Same Bat-Time… see you there

Kickball: the 9th Inning
Lindley Meadow
Sunday, July 12th @ 2pm

Cameron and Felicia’s Super Sloshball Spectacular

Posted by on 24 Jun 2009 | Tagged as: f'n awesome

Yeah, so Commish is out of town (in Scotland!) but you can’t stop the train that is SFKBC. This weekend is extra special because we’re going to celebrate not one, but 2 SFKBC birthdays, and what better way to do that than with a healthy game of sloshball. So come one come all to help us have our cake and eat it too. Wish that I could be there, but head out to Speedway Meadow this Sunday @ 2pm for the rowdiest kickball game of the season. Happy Birthday Cam and Felicia!!

Inning Four: Completely Saturated In Pure Napalm

Posted by on 08 Jun 2009 | Tagged as: f'n awesome

I want to state that SFKBC loves all of the participants, as well as the readers of this blog. That said: if you didn’t go to kickball yesterday you should attach four wheels to your person and drive off of a cliff. Do you think that statement doesn’t make sense? Check this out: IGNORING FUN doesn’t make sense.  Sun, fun, multiple drinking contests, and competent adults playing a children’s game in the glorious splendor of Golden Gate Park’s rolling hills, and you didn’t go? What are you, a masochist? Apologies to any SFKBC members who could not go because they are, in fact, incarcerated in one of California’s several state prisons. We still love you, Vince and Sharon!*

The two teams that played were, unsurprisingly, very good-looking.

Team Name: Poison Bunnies (I don’t remember what the first word of their team name was, so I’m guessing it’s this. Happy Monday!).

Attributes: Being poisonous, sacrificing one kickball into the cavernous maw of a pitbull, absolutely destroying the other team in a drink-off, able to name Pi to the thirteenth digit.

Weaknesses: Entire team rendered temporarily blind by a chemical explosion triggered by the other team, allergic to dogs/air, whole team almost consistently keening and wailing at a somewhat uncomfortable volume.

Team Name: Let Them Eat Napalm

Attributes: Ability to completely blend in with surroundings when startled, multiple team members with more than two legs, winning morale in the face of complete annihilation, ability to physically ingest napalm with no medicinal complications or repercussions.

Weaknesses: Scoring in kickball games, horrific and all-consuming Vicodin addiction.

The Summation: Look, I really like kickball for meeting people, not really for the thrill of the sport or whatever catchphrase some ESPN announcer breathlessly affirms while men run around in tights. That said, my team really got their asses handed to them. I say “my team” with a grain of salt because I put in what I believe is one of the most minimal increments of effort for the game (I kicked once, zero outfield participation). MAYBE THAT WAS THE PROBLEM.

Dear Diary,
I, Jared, resolve to put in much more team effort next Sunday. I’m sorry to all who I disappointed. Sorry, everyone. Sorry, God. And this last sorry goes out to my parents, since their child should have been completing his resume or doing charity work or something instead of spending my sunny afternoon screaming at people I call friends and overall being socially irresponsible/non-contributing.

As usual, the ultimate merit of the game was meeting people. I hope you met someone special.

Thank you: To the four lads who we corralled from one side of the field without knowing them. I’d like to think they enjoyed themselves. Thank you, as usual, to Jordan for lugging out 1 million beers to the field and returning with 2, and Arvind for kicking what I believe was the first awesome home run of the season, or at least the game on Sunday.

NO THANKS: To Shawn for asking me to come out to the outfield for an inning, then choosing Cameron and telling me that we had too many players on the field and I had to leave. I’m going to hold onto my anger regarding that moment, Shawn, and I’m going to cultivate it and make it strong. And then I’m going to walk the two blocks from my house to your house and I’m going to put your hand in a bowl of warm water while you sleep so you wet the bed and then also murder you with a bat.

Also, no thanks to Dean for pitching so well that he made my life difficult for an agonizing 3 minutes or so.

As usual, the schedule for our next game is available on this site, and we do truly thank every person that comes to the games. Remember: the beer ain’t free, so don’t forget to slyly slip Jordan some money while you’re there, much as you would do to a stripper, but more sensually. If you take photos of the event, tag them on Flickr with “SFKBC”. And there is, of course, the Facebook group.

As always, absolutely everyone is welcome to these games, so please come, and bring a friend, and bring a friend’s friend and so on until there is literally no space on the field left to move. Then, look up at the sun and thank yourself for being such a good person. See you all next Sunday!


*no one, to our knowledge, from SFKBC is in jail. I certainly will be, though, if I go through with my plan for Shawn.

Just Kick’in it

Posted by on 04 Jun 2009 | Tagged as: f'n awesome

How’s it going? good? really? Oh because I thought you guys were all quite afraid of cloud cover? Yeah, not a lot of you showed up last week. yeah, and that makes me a sad panda. Le sigh.

But those who did show…. they BROUGHT IT!! oh yeah, it was a great game of kickball yet again. We totally showed those 12 year olds playing rugby how to SHARE A FIELD! Oh yeah, we taught kids how to share at kickball last week. That’s how we roll.

It was a really close game too. With each team taking and retaking the lead 3 or 4 times in the game. Which always makes for a super fun time.

I wanted to take a min to remind those of you that take pictures to post them to flickr with the tag “sfkbc” so we can find them and display them on this website. Anyway, new game this weekend…

Kickball: 5th Inning!
Speedway Meadow
Sunday, June 7th, 2pm

More Recent SFKBC photos

Posted by on 30 May 2009 | Tagged as: f'n awesome