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DCKickball: Resistance is Futile

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‘D.C. Kickball’
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I have a confession to make: I am now a member of a DCKickball team. Further disclosure: It’s actually really fun. Even so, reservations remain when it comes to participating in this particular DC ritual, stereotyped as a perennial  pastime for shameless district yuppies/drunkards/bros. I imagined the league would be a fratastic bro-fest and signed up steeled with my shield of pseudo-hipster irony. (So it goes.)

DCKickball’s Constitution Division Scrimmages marked our team’s first foray into the sport since the playground days. Back in those days, I used to jack the ball up against the convent walls across from my elementary school, so as usual when it comes to sporty things, I was feeling over-confident.  Turns out that playing kickball now takes some practice. Also, the regulation ball is roughly the size of a large beach ball and extremely difficult to field/catch. Continue reading