Gone To Plaid: Introduction

Greetings Kickballers!

Welcome to Summer kickball! I hope you're all getting pumped for the return to the hallowed fields of Cambridge Common, where glory is won and alcohol is surreptitiously consumed.

This season we are Gone To Plaid! If You have no idea what we're talking about, shame on you for your lack of Mel Brooks education. In a nutshell, however, check it. We may have to do a Spaceballs team viewing in the season lead up. Drinking game is every time there's a penis joke (spoken or physical)? We can work out the specifics on the night.

As you know, the season starts on May 12, but I know many of you would like to get out there and shake some rust off, kick around and practice before being thrown into the pressure-cooker that is game time. I figure it'll be easiest to all descend on a field somewhere, but when people are available is the tough part. Any preferences? Prolly a weekend'll be easiest.

Next item of business is probably the most important. Socks. I've looked for plaid/argyle socks online that'll meet our needs (full calf-length, preferably athletic), but the few options I've found are exorbitantly expensive. I've heard the suggestion that I make a run to Target and see what they have, so I'll do that this weekend. If I can't beat a ~$6/pair price, though, we'll go back to soccer socks. I've heard the suggestion to return to the tornado/stripe styles. If the Target option doesn't pan out, I'll put together another survey, since that worked pretty well before.

We are, officially, black. I don't know how many of you ordered the Dry Fit option (I did), but I wouldn't worry too much about overheating. Games are late enough in the afternoon that the color of our shirts shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Once again, the team site is up and running. The Munt And Flip will be your resource for game recaps, season schedule, etc. If you wish to contribute to the blog, let me know and I'll give you write permissions (if you don't already have them).

There're a few addresses on the list that aren't Gmail accounts. Though I don't anticipate having another 300 email outburst like we did in the registration process, we still get pretty long-winded, so if you have a Gmail account, I'd recommend using it (just send it to me and I'll update your contact info in my list). If you don't, make one. It's free and it's awesome. I'll (or somebody will) also probably create a Google Calendar of our schedule which'll be handy.

SO! Who's up for some freaking KICKBALL this year!? Let get out there and kick some balls!

Captain Big
Gone To Plaid

"Smoke 'em if you got 'em"