SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Don Radell stood on the pitcher's mound, his socks hoisted to just below his knees. One black, one red, a tiny bit of skin showing between the tops of the socks and his baggy shorts. His Little League son said it brings good luck, so why not?You might think that I would be in support of this. I'm a strong supporter of the dodgeball movement. In particularly, I support Pugs and Kelly dodgeball at Duke's Original Roadhouse. Dodgeball is a violent sport that mixes beer, off-duty strippers, and roid heads that want to kick each other's ass. That's a damn good time. Kickball is a boring take on baseball. It's baseball without the skill. Baseball tends to get boring from time to time and from what I remember, kickball is boring all the time.
"It seems ridiculous, I know, but you almost can't help having fun," he said.
For Radell and many others, it's recess revisited — but these players left fifth grade a long time ago. It's kickball, and the schoolyard game is catching on with adults such as the 33-year-old Radell, who plays on a team with his wife, her friends and his bowling and softball buddies.
In school, dodgeball was played by the elite bullies and jockos who used it as a legal excuse to beat the hell out of the weak. It was like smear the queer with rubber balls. These days, it's not that different.
Kickball was the sport that the mentally handicapped class would play because they couldn't handle fast pace of baseball. You know baseball, the sport where the right fielder can virtually go the entire game without having to leave his spot.
Kickball for retarded people is great. It makes them happy and teaches team work. This is helpful for when they become baggers at Albertson's. Adults with "sound minds" shouldn't embrace retarded culture. Call me old fashioned but I think that wearing helmets, drooling, pooping your pants, and playing kickball should remain with our extra-chromosomian brothers. We Americans have raped and pillaged enough cultures. Let this one go.
Told you retardeds played it.