Great ideas ignite quickly in this town, which begins to explain the viral popularity of Le Kickball, a sporty, six-month battle-of-the-brands described by organizers as “10 percent competition and 90 percent fashion.” Birthed in 2007 by Hip Strip boutique Betty’s Divine, this year’s current pre-season boasts 12 teams getting their fielding skills—and, more importantly, their accessorizing acumen—honed for the Aug. 25 regular season kick-off.
A carefully crafted set of rules—for example, “8. No fucking bunting. That counts as a strike”—keeps the focus on the fun while team morale is supported with food, song and drink, all according to Parks Department rules, of course. Last year’s champs, the Ice Monkeys, face stiff competition this season from the likes of the Golden Showers, the Zoo Town Killas and Betty’s house team, the 2Tru4Us.
Sadly, the Indy staff lacked the joie de vivre to field a team—Monday nights are notoriously busy around here—but that mustn’t deter you: Team registration remains open, and for a measly $10 per player, you too can live the dream of swiping your fish-netted toe across an iced-over home plate this fall. Visit myspace.com/lekickball for more info, or just listen for the distinctive “Poont!” of the booted red rubber ball.