Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Underground Fuzzball

By happy coincidence I sit near my buddy Jay at work. He's a member of a corkball club, which is sort of like a St. Louis-centric version of a baseball home run derby played with a baseball the size of a golf ball.

If that's not surprising enough in the winter they play fuzzball, which is another St. Louis game that as far as I understand has the same rules but it's played with a tennis ball that's had the fuzz burned off.

He invited me to the South Broadway Athletic Club to check it out.

They had these batting cage-like tunnels made out of netting to play in.

I thought it was just going to be a bunch of inebriated dudes farting around, like my own kickball games at Tower Grove Park. These guys, though, were pretty serious. Some of them were former minor league baseball players.

Any game where you need a blowtorch is pretty cool.

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