What a great day for kickball!! The heat held off for the most part, making it excellent weather for playing and watching. Here we go with my picks for this week!
Cutest dog: Aesop the poodle, I think we might be new best friends; Cutest non-dog: Ziggy Stardust the pot bellied pig, its not every day you see a pig out and about, but its Lawrence, so can you really be that surprised
Best Facial Hair: Dan Luckey from $P@C3Pu$$y!; he’s got a sweet Ginger beard and amazing ball catching skills
Shortest Shorts: Hannah Blogett from Abraxas; AND they are sparkley
Best Ensemble: Curtis from Chalmersiz; male crop top, need I say more? Oh wait, underwear on the OUTSIDE of the leggings; and I gotta give props to Betsy Hatch, 2nd place for her outfit, galaxy leggings- where can I get some?
Best Sportsmanship:the Rachna from Chalmersiz; i think I speak for everyone when I say thanks for that dance break
Hope you all were holding on to a cold beer or a delicious hot dog brought to you by the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association, because this was one exciting game!! Standout plays include the fielding by Abraxas in the bottom of the 3rd inning. And an equally strong connection between the 1st and 3rd baseman from Chalmersiz. After a double play by Chalmersiz to end the inning, they came back to tie up the score at the top of the 7th. Kris Marshall, in the heat of the moment sent the live ball flying into the crowd behind home plate, an unfortunate turn of events for Abraxas but led to runs scored. Chalmersiz led 5-4 at the top of the 8th inning, scoring another run. Abraxas answered in the top of the 9th, and with Chalmersiz in the lead 6-5, Death and Taxes came calling- scoring with 2 outs down in the bottom of the 9th. The winning run waiting on 3rd and a nice shot to left field brought him in. Whew! What a match-up. Games like this are what GOTW is all about!!!
A special thanks to the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association for the amazing food. Yummy! Also, props to Rachna Patel for handing out Lady Towels and bandannas. A little propaganda goes a long way, especially when there is puff paint involved.