Kickball Kicked Down the Mall

Now you would think that with over $1 million in revenues, several years’ practice, and now two other leagues breathing down their neck, the World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) would have its act together.

That they would, in their home city of Washington DC, get all the right permits to play kickball on the National Mall.

You would be wrong.

This week, the WAKA Independence League was informed by the Park Police that the league can no longer play at the base of the Washington Monument because WAKA didn’t secure the proper permits.

We are now exiled to 7th and Independence on the Mall and

“..since we’re having to change field locations we’re going to have to compete with softball, soccer, frisbee, and hippie drum circles for space on the mall.”

Way to go WAKA! I can’t tell you how much I enjoy us losing a picture-perfect field, one right next to bathrooms and in soft grass, for a crowded spot in the midst of gawking tourists and errant softballs.

You sure are earning my $65 in dues this season!

3 Comments so far

  1. kickballer (unregistered) on May 15th, 2006 @ 7:08 pm

    i thought permits weren’t required to play on the mall? i thought anyone could just go and play? i’ve played on a sunday league for several seasons, and we’ve never had permits. is this something new? if so, independence isn’t the only division that is f’ed.

  2. Mik (unregistered) on May 16th, 2006 @ 9:09 am

    Yes, let me be the first to say that yours isn’t the only division that’s f’ed up. Our WAKA area rep is a freaking Genius. Our season started two weeks late and we’re only playing due to the my team captain and her freakish networking skillz.

  3. Kickball = LAME (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 2:25 pm

    WAAAAAAHHHHHH!!! My nonsport can’t play where I want it to. WAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! If WAKA existed for any purpose other than for uncoordinated idiots to procreate, maybe your leadership would have been more proactive. The regulations changed over the winter, and other organizations made adjustments to take advantage. Maybe if you people played a real sport that had any semblence of a skill set required to play, you would have fields and wouldn’t get laughed at…

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