Renegade Kickball

A couple of months ago I said I’d let you all know when the Chicago WAKA Kickball fall season was starting up. Well, in the meantime, a bunch of people, across the country, got really fed up with WAKA. The World Adult Kickball Association is a private enterprise and a number of people have begun to wonder what, exactly, their dues were funding. Groups like the Little Rock Kickball Association and DCKickball broke off from WAKA. That prompted WAKA to add a non-compete clause to their player agreement, which raised a lot of eyebrows here in Chicago. A non-compete clause to play kickball? WTF, we collectively asked, and, long story short, Chicago Renegade Kickball (working title) is starting up tonight at Chase Park.

(Yeah, tonight. And look, it’s not like I’m treating y’all any worse than I treat myself. I was thinking of going to see Feist at Schubas tonight when I was reminded by email about kickball. I’m sure I was told the date before, but if I don’t write it down…)

I don’t think the words “well-oiled machine” are going to be applied to this new kickball league anytime soon, but, hey, “it’s only kickball”. If you’re interested in kicking a big red ball around, stop by Chase Park (Ashland and Leland) tonight or following Wednesday nights at 6:30.

2 Comments so far

  1. Bill V (unregistered) on September 7th, 2005 @ 9:16 pm

    Seriously, is kickball something that one takes up after they have failed at every other available sport? Dodgeball would fall into this category as well. I kayak a little, but unless I’m on water with a strong current or waves I pretty much feel like a loser.

  2. Fuzzy (unregistered) on September 7th, 2005 @ 9:38 pm

    There’s this weird thing called “fun”. When I kayak, for example, I enjoy the physical exertion, but I also enjoy the company and the sun and the scenery.

    Of course, I’m also a simpleton. I think we’ll have to just agree to feel sorry for each other.

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