Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Advance Notice, SAT 8/23: Wiffle Ball Tourney

Tattooed Wiffler9:30am to 12:30pm
WIFFLE Boston 2008
at City Hall Plaza, Boston (Govt Center)

I searched the Internet for about 30 seconds and couldn't find a mention of a "Boston Wiffle Ball champion". It's about time that some people can add that to their resume as 32 teams of 5 players will meet for a single elimination tournament at City Hall Plaza. (There will be a prize for winning.) I checked with one of the main dudes at Social Boston Sports, and there were 8 spots still open as of this morning...

By my count, there will be 5 "single-elimination" rounds of 7-inning or 45 minutes (whichever is first) games. I get the sense that the "fields" will be narrow enough that reasonably no idiot will need to dive onto brick *and* hits will happen. Teams must be coed also.

To sign up, you'll need:

- a team name
- names, emails, genders, and t-shirt sizes of all the players
I'm no lawyer, so I didn't bother to read the waiver that you need to sign before playing. Get there at 9:30am for registration, and the fun begins at 10:15 after Mayor Mumbles throws out the first pitch.

Spectators and early losers can enjoy games (e.g. "home run derby", "fast pitch challenge") and other entertainment.

This did not escape my eagle eye: "Following the tournament, Social Boston Sports will be hosting a post-game celebration in close proximity to City Hall Plaza."

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