Game Thread Sedatedfork does not suck at Kickball

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  1. Sedatedfork

    Sedatedfork Rip City Rhapsody

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    So it turns out if you have been in trial for a week (I'm a lawyer), the perfect thing to do is play kickball for the first time in 30+ years. In the second game I was named player of the game. Let me describe this sports center-esque play (Na-na-na na-na-na). They put me in RF because I'm about 10 years older than them all, a bit overweight, and they assume I suck. The bases are loaded and there are two outs. A rather large man kicks the ball towards me in the air. Now these huge rubber balls are not easy to catch. They essentially bounce off of your hands unless you cradle the ball. I did not know this because I haven’t played in 30 frickin' years. I get my hands on this forceful laser in my direction. It bounces off of my right hand and actually propels me to essentially start twisting counterclockwise and falling backwards. The ball ever so slightly goes up in the air. I then in my periphery see the ball to my right as I’m falling in slow motion away from the ball. I hook my right arm and pin the ball against my right shoulder as if I was doing a biceps curl and then as I fall on to my back I roll the pinned ball onto my chest, cradling it with both hands. My hat and glasses go flying as I land on my back with a forceful thud. There are 4 fields at this event and everyone stops what they are doing to marvel in this unbelievable feat in body control and finesse. OK, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but everyone was in awe and cheered, OK??? We won 15-4. We sadly missed the playoffs by 1 run, but I had a blast and met a lot of new friends. I was named player of the game and I have no idea what such recognition entails, but when I find out I will let you all know.
     
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    Orion Bailey Well-Known Member

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    Legendary rockstar status!!!
     
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    Should be in the main forum. This is outstanding
     
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    ABM Happily Married In Music City, USA!

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    Thanks for posting. Gotta love kickball!



    Meanwhile, don't try this at home...

     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    Reminds me of the time when I was buying an ice cream cone. I've got this tremor problem in my hands so I lost control as the cone was handed to me. I must have looked like some kind of juggler the way I handled that loose cone. Finally, although it appeared impossible to prevent the cone from hitting the ground, I actually miraculously gained control of the cone. There were several people in the ice cream shop and they all broke into a spontaneous applause. All this from a guy who's no longer able to sign his own name because of my nasty tremor.

    Thanks for the story. It brought me great joy.
     
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    I want more comedy. Whens the next standup?
     
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    Both my son and youngest daughter played kickball in i think what was called the Underdog league. It reminded me of the slow pitch softball leagues where you could drink and play at the same time. They were both very good soccer players so they had an advantage. They had lots of fun doing it.
     
  8. Sedatedfork

    Sedatedfork Rip City Rhapsody

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    Just wrote a long bit this morning. In August I’m doing a 5 min set to open for someone at a paid show

    Edit: I will be 1 of 2 people opening for Kevin Shea.
     
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    Sedatedfork Rip City Rhapsody

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    Yep, same thing in Seattle. Game 3 Team was completely hammered. It was a very bizarre game.
     
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    PLEASE VIDEO IT AND POST IT... UNLESS YOU SUCK THIS TIME. HAHAHA. YOU WERE GOOD LAST TIME.
     
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    oops. Just came form the salty sunday thread. Lol. Sorry.
     
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    Kickball is the shit
     
  13. Sedatedfork

    Sedatedfork Rip City Rhapsody

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    Hmm so my grand prize for Player of the Game was written in the boxscore "POTG [me] flexing catch in the OF" lol
     
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    A little trivia note, a former Blazer played on my daughter's kickball team a few years back before he signed to play in Europe. His name was Chris Johnson and only played here 2 partial seasons. All she could say was wow, he's tall as he was 6'11".
     
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    Sedatedfork Rip City Rhapsody

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    I remember Chris Johnson! I thought he showed some promise, but I guess never really stuck.
     
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    They have professional kickball in Europe?
     
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    Silly dog. Don't you know good dogs don't yap. Now go fetch my slippers.:devilwink:
     
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    You said he was on your daughter's kickball team and then signed to go play in Europe.
     
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    And he did both. :breakdance:
     
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    I think there's still an opening on the Patagonia Geeks if you're that interested.
     
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