Kickball Kicked Down the Mall

Now you would think that with over $1 million in revenues, several years’ practice, and now two other leagues breathing down their neck, the World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) would have its act together.

That they would, in their home city of Washington DC, get all the right permits to play kickball on the National Mall.

You would be wrong.

This week, the WAKA Independence League was informed by the Park Police that the league can no longer play at the base of the Washington Monument because WAKA didn’t secure the proper permits.

We are now exiled to 7th and Independence on the Mall and

“..since we’re having to change field locations we’re going to have to compete with softball, soccer, frisbee, and hippie drum circles for space on the mall.”

Way to go WAKA! I can’t tell you how much I enjoy us losing a picture-perfect field, one right next to bathrooms and in soft grass, for a crowded spot in the midst of gawking tourists and errant softballs.

You sure are earning my $65 in dues this season!

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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