Another daft Question (Baseball & Cricket on the Playa)

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Another daft Question (Baseball & Cricket on the Playa)

Post by Cheyenne » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:39 pm

Eye up..

So my scheming is finally paying off and i've just about convinced my boyf that going to BM 2011 is the best idea I've had all year..

So I told him that there are some people wanting to get peeps signed up for a proper cricket match on playa in 2011 (the Farmers Market People?)

I was also wondering if there are any people that do a proper baseball tournament or at least a game on Playa..

MY bloke is a cricket AND baseball fanatic.. so I'd like to know if anyone out there is game? (excuse le pun)
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Post by junglesmacks » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:52 pm

..and I thought this thread was to announce that Daft Punk will be returning yet again in 2011. Damn.
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Post by Cheyenne » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:04 pm

Cricket and baseball are far more important!
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Post by junglesmacks » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:44 pm

I think a little playa rugby match would be more in order..
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Post by DhammaSeeker » Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:35 pm

I rode by a proper cricket match just off the 9:00 promenade in a proper dust storm on my way to the Temple about 5:50 PM on Saturday this past year. Made me smile. :D

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Post by Bob » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:20 pm

There's been street hockey and bike polo, can't recall any other organized team sports. Harder to fence in a ball game unless you go with a wiffleball and plastic bats.
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Post by sputnik » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:28 pm

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Post by Cheyenne » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:26 am

Indeedy.. Detroit is one of my favourite cities in the USA.. Suppose i'm just one of the people that 'gets it'

Was at Comerica Park in May 10' watching some ball games with the baseball obsessed boyfriend :)
wiffleball and plastic bats.
That sounds quite interesting ...
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Post by Elorrum » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:04 am

I remember a baseball variant called "over the line," that worked with smaller teams, and a smaller (narrower) field. no baserunning. Don't remember the particulars, but it was a popular intramural sport in school.

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Post by Boijoy » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:36 am

I saw a video some where of Playa Dodge Ball. Looked fun. The field was all fenced in.
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:06 am

What I can say is that Barbie Death Camp always has a game of FIZZBALL, usually on Saturday mid-day. And what's Fizzball, I hear you cry? (Clearly the fine people in Gigsville already know.) You get a case of cheap beer (Keystone Light works very well), make sure it's both warm and well-shaken, and then you pitch the beer underhanded to the batter who wields a large aluminum bat, and the batter bashes the shit out of the beer can. If done properly, the beer can goes flying while spraying everybody with beer. And then hilarity ensues! Fizzball, more than just a drinking game.

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Post by K-mom » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:40 pm

....MUST....PLAY....FIZZBALL.......
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Post by Miles » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:16 am

wait wait wait....people watch baseball in the UK?

:shock:

You should set up a field...use stakes and plastic netting (like used for the trash fence) for the fence. Make sure to bring lots of extra gloves!
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Post by Fire_Moose » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:10 am

CRICKET?! No one understands cricket! You gotta understand crumpets to understand cricket!
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Post by dragonfly Jafe » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:18 am

Fire_Moose wrote:CRICKET?! No one understands cricket! You gotta understand crumpets to understand cricket!
...sounds like a perfect event out on the Playa - a Cricket match with a Ez-Up to the side serving crumpets & tea

(although that nasty Health Dept. might be an issue)
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Post by Lassen Forge » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:06 pm

Hit them with a bat.

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Post by Bounce530 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:47 pm

hitting crickets with a bat might be kinda messy...fun, but messy.
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Post by Cheyenne » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:27 pm

wait wait wait....people watch baseball in the UK?
Some of us do... I don't really watch it on TV, but love going to ball games in the States..

My partner is into cricket AND baseball, although he's more obsessively into the statistics of baseball... its an OCD thing - and he spends most of his summer crunching fantasy baseball numbers - and subscribes to MLB TV..

In fact all his mates are into Baseball too..

We were last in the States in may 2010 for the Detroit Electronic Music fest, and he was adament that we had to see as much baseball as humanly possible, we managed to fit in the awesome-ness of the DEMF & A cubs, White Sox & Tigers games... (we did a road trip too)

He also used to play cricket at high level when he was a bit younger too..

Crumpets! yum - everyone should eat crumpets - in fact, crumpets could be a good playa food - lots of spongey carbohydrates ....yum
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Post by Teo del Fuego » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:58 am

expanding the topic to sports on the playa, I've seen giant croquet on the playa, golf, roller derby, basketball, and, I think I saw a tennis court with astroturf surface. Anyone else see it?

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:24 pm

You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.

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Post by AntiM » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:31 pm

dragonfly Jafe wrote:
Fire_Moose wrote:CRICKET?! No one understands cricket! You gotta understand crumpets to understand cricket!
...sounds like a perfect event out on the Playa - a Cricket match with a Ez-Up to the side serving crumpets & tea

(although that nasty Health Dept. might be an issue)
crumpets & tea = granola bars & warm PBR?

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Post by Parasitoid » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:06 pm

Fire_Moose wrote:CRICKET?! No one understands cricket! You gotta understand crumpets to understand cricket!
be careful with that talk someone will smack you out of yer shell with a cricket bat.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:02 pm

We saw some lovely flamingo croquet at the SF Decomp.

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Post by Playa Mario » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:50 am

Our camp is trying to organize a full game of Twat Waffle. We just need to organize the teams and the scoring rules. Basically we shoot stuffed animals at a batter with a large slingshot.

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:03 pm

That's funny, I always thought a Twat Waffle was...uh, should I? No probably had better not.

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Post by JStep » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:58 pm

Agreed, no one understands Cricket and half of them are likely to be inebriated, then there's dust storms... Sounds like chaos with sticks and balls flying everywhere... Wait, that actually does sound like fun!
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Post by Cheyenne » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:41 pm

I reckon everyone in full cricket whites... and in a white out, it would be a good watch...

I think a tea urn and crumpets would be excellent... I'll pack crumpets into my hold baggage along with some Yorkshire Tea

Owz-that!

Ps - the break during a test match is actually called the 'tea' break.. where they retire for tea and battenburgs

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:18 pm

Everything I know about cricket came from reading Douglas Adams.

I know nothing about cricket.

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Post by redrum420 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:31 am

I'm so down for FIZZ ball, baseball, cricket, rugby, all of the above. Keep me posted and I would love to partake.

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