2016 Season!

2016 Season!

2016 opening day of the season is August 1st. We will have a BBQ for teams, starting at 6pm, and games to follow at 7pm. This is the 10th year of kickball!!!

 

Le Rules of le Kickball

Le Rules of le Kickball

Requisites: A positive ‘tude and a sweet outfit.

Most baseball rules apply, with these amendments:

1.      As there are no called balls and strikes, pitch smoothly, forcefully and in good faith, like you were bowling…. HOWEVER, four fouls count as an OUT!

2.      Kicking over the plate (and we mean, way over the plate...) constitutes a foul and a do-over. Kickball is a sport deserving of a mulligan.

3.      10 players in the field, at least three ladies. A game can be played and won if you are short in numbers...but not short in ladies.

4.      We play with a 10-inch Baden red ball.

5.      Once the ball is back on the pitcher's mound, and in control by anyone on the fielding team, the play is over. Note to Base Runners: be cool about this.

6.      Games end after 7 innings , or at the top of the hour, whichever occurs first regardless of who kicked first or how many outs you have. However, there are no time limits in post-season games.

7.      Kicking order must always be maintained and alternated by gender.

8.      No leading off or stealing unless you’re under 12 or over 60.

9.      No fucking bunting. It is up to the umpires’ discretion as to what constitutes a bunt. If a kick is called bunt, it counts as a foul, and NOT an automatic out.

10.    Pegging the runner with the ball is allowed, HOWEVER headshots are illegal. Headshots will result in a “safe” call.

11.    Players ARE allowed to leave the baseline to avoid being pegged, but within reason—it does NOT automatically count as an out. Swerving, jumping and sliding are OK to avoid the ball

12.    Once the ball hits a runner, the runner is out, but the ball is LIVE! However, a pegged runner or teams on the sidelines cannot intentionally obstruct the ball.

13.    Yes, we allow ties. In Japan, the fans love ‘em. …After 7 innings, if there is a tie, the game is over. Overtime only exists in post-season play.

14.    Trash talk is allowed if clever or witty, but never trite or violent.

15.    A foul pop-up does not become fair if a fielder drops it. If caught that’s an out.

16.    Outfielders must stay on the outfield grass until the ball is in play.  An egregious violation will result in the kicker being awarded first base and all runners advance.

17.    Defensive players must make every attempt to catch fly balls on the infield. An intentionally dropped ball will result in the runner being safe and the kicker being called out. (See: Infield Fly Rule)

18.    After each game, the umpire can award up to one half point in the standings per team for good sportsmanship/style. This is up to the discretion of the umpiring crew. 

19.    Don’t umpire like a douche bag…. find the Zen balance between getting drunk and talking with your friends and over-achiever agro-ref…

20.    PLAY NICE, OR ELSE, MOTHERFUCKER.

21.    If you grab players from other teams in order to play your scheduled game, it will be seen as a forfeit.... of course, we want you to play anyways for the fun of it, and the practice, and because it is your responsibility to provide a team for your opponents to play. You turn in a roster for a reason, yo.... Stick to it and get your teammates to show up! No one can play for multiple teams. Also…no late season roster additions to give your team an edge. That ain’t cool.

22.    Depending on the field/alcohol permits…. drink discreetly and responsibly! (NO GLASS BOTTLES!!!! Park rules) don’t forget to recycle!!!! Kickballers are Earth Warriors….

23.    Some advice: Try to eat before coming down and drinking all night and playing ball…wear pants if you foresee yourself sliding and socks to protect your shins.

2015 Awards and le Winners

Team and Individual Trophies

And, there you have it! The James Brown and the watch yo selves are Champions of Le Kickball 2015. It was a well fought battle by Garden City Burners. Thank you all for an amazing season! Stay tuned for updates and changes to come in 2016. Nurse those injuries, swaddle those what-if moments, and rally your teammates over the winter. See you in the early summer, ballers.

Without further ado, here are your 2015 Award Winners*:


League Champions: James Brown and the watch yo selves


TEAM AWARDS

*MOST IMPROVED: Sussex Shadow

*BEST SPORTSMEN:Crushers

*CHAMPS OF STYLE: Toxic Assets

*MOST FUN TO PLAY:Toxic Assets

*BEST TEAM SPIRIT:Boomin Grannies

*BEST AT RALLYING FANS IN THE STANDS: Lost Tacos

*RISING STAR AWARD-MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED NEXT YEAR: Big Sky Ballers

*TEAM THAT TRIED THEIR HARDEST BUT STILL LOST: Zootown Killaz

*WITTIEST HECKLERS: Bushes on Beta

*BEST MUTHA UMPERS: Ice Monkeyz

BEST DUGOUT BAR: Zootown Killaz

*BEST TEAM CHEER: Multiple Scoregasms

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

*MVP DUDE: Ethan from the Crushers

*MVP LADY: Kiera from the Big Sky Ballers

MOST INTIMIDATING PITCHER MAN: Brian from the Ice Monkeyz

MOST INTIMIDATING PITCHER LADY: Jamie from the Toxic Assets

BOOZIEST BALLERDUDE: Cass from the Zootown Killaz

THE FAWN BAILEY BOOZIEST BALLERLADY: Kristi from the Zootown Killaz

BEST-DRESSED PLAYERMAN:Dylan from the Toxic Assets

BEST-DRESSED PLAYERWOMAN: Jamie from the Toxic Assets

BEST HUSTLER MAN: Frank from the Garden City Burners, Bernie from the Lost Tacos, and Mike Fitz from James Brown

BEST HUSTLER LADY: Sasha from the Garden City Burners

BEST CATCHER: Beth from the Lost Tacos

MOST TERRIFYING ARM TO RUN AGAINST AWARD: Claude from the Boomin Grannies

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD: Casey from the James Brown

CLARK KENT NICEST BALLERDUDE AWARD: Devin from the Zootown Killaz

 

MOTHER TERESA NICEST BALLERLADY AWARD: Chelsi from the Lost Tacos

 

GOLDIE HAWN AWARD-BEST FEMALE BALLER OVER 40: Robin from Sussex Shadow

 

BRUCE WILLIS AWARD-BEST MALE BALLER OVER 40: Drew, Paul, and Stu from the Sussex Shadow

 

GREG RAGAN “MEMORIAL” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD-MOST DEDICATED BALLER OVER THE LAST 4 YEARS OF PLAY: Stuart from the Toxic Assets

 

BEST MUTHA UMPER:Sam from Bushes on Beta

THE BEST POWER-KICKBALL-MARRIED/LIFE PARTNER-COUPLE-DUO: Josh and Elisha Harteis from the Lost Tacos and Drew and Paul from Sussex Shadow

 

 

 

The Hall of Champions

The Hall of Champions

Le Kickball Champs of Yesteryear

2007 Ice Monkeys

2008 The 2Tru4u's

2009 Ice Monkeys

2010 Garden City Burners

2011Ice Monkeys

2012 Garden City Burners

2013 Boomin Grannies

2014 Garden City Burners

2015 James Brown and the watch yo selves

 

Le Kickball Rain Policy

...cause the season is upon us.

Fall is nearly here and with that I'd like to remind and /or inform y'all of Le Kickball's rain policy. Basically, if there is standing water on the field, the games will be postponed to an alternate night. A little rain, or even snow for that matter, does not hinder a ballah...but standing water leads to torn up fields and Missoula Parks and Rec ain't down with that!  We will check the status of the fields around 5pm day of and send out an email.

 
Le Kickball Missoula
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 370-9595