Tyler Mayforth

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PlayNOLA Kickball Champions

Last week I did something I had never done before. Win a championship in a team sport. “Faces Loaded,” the kickball team I was part of for the 2017 PlayNOLA spring season, came from behind to beat “Booze on First” 8-7 in the championship. Pretty sure this was the eighth (?) kickball season I took…

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Kickball Recap: It Just Keeps Getting Better

If I ever had a better time playing an organized team sport than I did this past Wednesday during our weekly kickball game through the PlayNOLA league, I’d be hard-pressed coming up with it on the spot. I mean, the first game “The Black Balls” ever played together was pretty epic (Seriously. Read that post), but there…

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Kickball Recap 5: From Right Field, With Love

One out stood between us and the third seed in the playoffs. For us to have any hope at making the championship, that’s the seed we’d need. Coming into Wednesday, which was the final day of the regular season, we were in sixth place — but as fate would have it, the playNOLA Kickball scheduling gods smiled…

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Kickball Recap 4: There is No Glory in Pitching

As I watched run after run after run after run (you get the idea) cross home plate last night in an eventual 15-2 loss by Big Black Balls, I realized there is no glory in pitching in kickball. The same can probably be said — and is probably said — about pitching in slow-pitch softball. No…

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Kickball Recap 3: The Blackout

So there we were. “Big Black Balls” ready to play “Drunk, And Looking To Score.” We were 2-0, tied for first place in the league standings, while “Drunk And Looking To Score” was 1-1 and tied for second. I could sense we were ready to play well and a win would have put us in…

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Kickball Recap 2: Crank That 2-0

Halfway through what turned out to be a 17-5 win for “Big Black Balls,” the team formerly known as “Free Kicks” (Yeah, I don’t know either. We batted around the idea of “Stranger Danger,” which I liked a lot more), “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” by none other than Soulja Boy blared over the Bluetooth speaker…

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Tim Tebow prays before a game in 2011 when he was with the Denver Broncos (Julie Jacobson/AP).

Kickball Recap 1: Coming Through In The Clutch

Right before I stepped to the plate for my final at-bat of my team’s season opener in kickball on Wednesday, I felt a tap on my shoulder. It was the umpire assigned to officiate our game. “Look, I don’t want to put any additional pressure on you right now, but look at your team.” He pointed…

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