There exist moments in history that are immortalized forever, burnt into the collective memory of the human race for thousands of years, spoken of in whispers around campfires and roared about from loudspeakers to the masses. When history is being made, it is impossible to ignore. Had you been within a reasonable proximity of Pioneer East Meadow on Sunday, you would have been a part of something that balanced delicately between triumphant victory and soul-crushing dispair. There were some wins, and there were some losses. But you know what? That’s life, and if the San Francisco Kickball Coalition has any moral responsibility at all, it’s to teach those life lessons. With a rubber ball.
Sunday’s match was between the Grass-Stompers and the Thundercats, Hooo. Watching the game was akin to gazing at a work from Picasso while he painted it, and eventually realizing that he’s painting a picture of a perfect red spherical kickball. As the team captain for Thundercats, Hooo team, I would like to personally extend my appreciation for each and every one of you on my team. We did a great job, especially if you just count the first 2 innings. However, there was the glaring inclusion of the “rest of the game”, as well, and that’s something we can all talk when we’re all collectively enrolled in group therapy. Or drunk. Or if the stars are right, both at once. It doesn’t negate the fact that we all had a blast on the field, which is the most important part of all. Friends were made, beers were drank, people were drunk, and the sun was shining. Just as it should be. The final score was something along the lines of 4-11, as the teams meandered along what we somewhat, sort of, basically assumed were the right amount of innings.
Again, I’d like to thank every single person who showed up. We all had a great time, and it certainly was casual, which is a large part of what makes it so enjoyable. It was a pleasure to meet you all, and an honor to be a team captain, which mainly involved me yelling at people I had never met before. To the rival team: you’re all dead to me. Don’t miss out on a chance to establish new friends and exciting new rivalries at the next game! It’s this upcoming Sunday at 2, back at the field that we first played on: Speedway Meadows. Consult the schedule for a map.
Also, don’t forget to join our myriad of social networking groups. We’re on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Check out the photos below, and remember to tag your photos with “sfkbc” if you’re using Flickr and we’ll ’em here. See you all this Sunday!