Gay Softball

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    Jun 09, 2008 8:13 PM GMT
    Any RJ members play in a gay softball league?

    I play on an intermediate skill level team in Toronto. So far we are 3 wins and 4 losses. My only complaint is that because I am one of the fitter members of the team I get stuck catching most games. It keeps me in the game, but after awhile my legs get tired.

    In a few weeks the Canada Cup tournament is taking place in Toronto. I hope to be playing and meeting all sorts of friendly gays from south of the border. Atlanta, Philadelphia, Minneapolis-St. Paul, NYC, Chicago, Pittsburgh, et.. Great fun.
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    Jun 09, 2008 11:30 PM GMT
    You know I wanted to join and almost joined, but SERIOUSLY the amount of time for practicing on top of the time for the games is ridiculous; BARELY leaves time to do OTHER things on the weekends and that's sad 'cause I grew up playing Baseball and LOVE it!!!
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    Jun 10, 2008 4:31 AM GMT
    This is my first season in a gay softball league. It's a recreational league, but we're working on forming a team.

    I can honestly say I pretty much suck at it, but it's fun, I've met some nice people, and I'm not a quitter so I guess I'll just keep playing until I don't suck as bad. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 10, 2008 10:34 AM GMT
    I just started playing for the SF PUMA's part of the SFGSL(San Francisco gay Softball League). Its great and a lot of fun. good camraderie with ma team mates. I created a website for our team http://www.sfpuma.com

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    Jun 10, 2008 6:43 PM GMT
    Website looks great. I am glad you guys have discovered what I found out years ago. Gay sports leagues are very comfortable and fun places to meet new people. Certainly better than the bars.
  • Timbales

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    Jun 11, 2008 2:03 AM GMT
    We only have gay volleyball and gay bowling. There is lesbian golf, though.
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    Jun 11, 2008 10:50 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidWe only have gay volleyball and gay bowling. There is lesbian golf, though.


    What is it about bowling and gays? Always seems to be a gay bowling league.

    There are advantages to living in a big city. The choice of sports is much greater. We even have curling (very popular actually).

    I was thinking of doing soccer this year as well, but decided it might be a bit too much. Maybe if I ever stop doing softball I will switch to soccer.
  • ZacktheMan

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    Aug 16, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidWe only have gay volleyball and gay bowling. There is lesbian golf, though.


    Volleyball has been one of my favorite fun sports to play.

    I managed and played all male softball for 20 years +. Very competitive.

    I also spent years bowling in in the bowling leagues, gave me something to do in the winter.

    I gave golf a try, but I swung the golf driver like it was a baseball bat, swinging down at the golf ball and snapping my wrist at the point of hitting the ball. I got some good power on the golf ball, but all the ther golfers frowned upon it, so I quit dabbling with golf.

    But I live in the NYC area and have not heard of any gay teams in these sports. The only one I ever heard of in my area was for paddle ball, or was that paddle balls, but I never checked it out.
  • NashRugger

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    Aug 16, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    Which reminds me, the Gay World Series is going on in Columbus this week.
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    Aug 16, 2010 4:21 AM GMT
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Aug 17, 2010 8:19 AM GMT
    yes i do normally. i took off this year but we have a balst here in madison with it. alot of us r friends anyway so that makes it so much more fun.
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    Aug 17, 2010 8:33 AM GMT
    I heard about a league in Houston and joined. My friends and I missed recruitment day, but still wanted to play so they placed us on a new team which was fine, because we were just trying to avoid a certain team that only won about 3 days last season.

    Anyways, during the first practice, we found out that it consisted of a bunch of BIG LESBIANS! My first thought...BOO...no hot guys. Second thought...YAY...we'll rule the field!

    Yea...turns out the team actually had split from the team we were avoiding. At season's end, we only won about 2 or maybe 3 games at most. It was a horrible season. No one wanted to practice, they all drank beer BEFORE and between games, and we lost one of our top hitters right before the final game. Very depression.

    On the up side. It was my first experience in softball, so I learned a lot. I was never a sports guy when I was younger, so I was afraid of the ball at first. At the end of the season, after a hurt toe, a couple of bruises, and catching a fly ball with my BARE HANDS....I'm not longer afraid. Caught a couple of grand slames here and there (by accident) as well. haha.

    Next year I'm ditching this team and actually making it out to recruitment day. Can't wait.
  • bobrusso

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    Aug 17, 2010 9:00 AM GMT
    I played on Legacy in the Columbus league back in the 90's, and play on the Dallas Storm team now. Just missed making the series, GO DALLAS!! Good luck to all my brother teams in Columbus.
  • ZacktheMan

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    Aug 20, 2010 12:53 PM GMT
    shuichiro saidI heard about a league in Houston and joined. My friends and I missed recruitment day, but still wanted to play so they placed us on a new team which was fine, because we were just trying to avoid a certain team that only won about 3 days last season.

    Anyways, during the first practice, we found out that it consisted of a bunch of BIG LESBIANS! My first thought...BOO...no hot guys. Second thought...YAY...we'll rule the field!

    Yea...turns out the team actually had split from the team we were avoiding. At season's end, we only won about 2 or maybe 3 games at most. It was a horrible season. No one wanted to practice, they all drank beer BEFORE and between games, and we lost one of our top hitters right before the final game. Very depression.

    On the up side. It was my first experience in softball, so I learned a lot. I was never a sports guy when I was younger, so I was afraid of the ball at first. At the end of the season, after a hurt toe, a couple of bruises, and catching a fly ball with my BARE HANDS....I'm not longer afraid. Caught a couple of grand slames here and there (by accident) as well. haha.

    Next year I'm ditching this team and actually making it out to recruitment day. Can't wait.


    I wish I could have been there to manage your team. I've played softball since my teens and was a player/manager for 20 years, and a very good and respected one. I would have gotten every drop of talent your team mates had. Of course, no beer drinking till after the game.

    BTW, you can catch grounders, you can catch fly balls, you can catch hard hit line drives, but you can not catch grand slams.

    Best wishes on your next season..

    Zack
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    Aug 20, 2010 1:11 PM GMT
    a1972guy saidYou know I wanted to join and almost joined, but SERIOUSLY the amount of time for practicing on top of the time for the games is ridiculous; BARELY leaves time to do OTHER things on the weekends and that's sad 'cause I grew up playing Baseball and LOVE it!!!
    Yeah thats how it is here in Lauderdale..I Want to also but Im just too damned busy. Plus I suck at it and some of the guys get ridiculously competitive and pissy if you suck. Takes the fun away.
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    Aug 20, 2010 10:10 PM GMT
    Gay Softball World Series is here in Columbus this week and there are tons of hot guys here. We have a great Softball park on the south side of the city called Berliner Park with about 20 fields, and the hotels are only a couple miles away with nightlife a walk from the hotels. The only complaint I've heard from some of the guys is the weather - it's in the 80s with high humidity - killing those boys from Portland.

    If you like your men sweaty there's plenty of that here. Shout out to Erik the short-stop, number 0, from Portland Vendetta - mmm mmm mmm. Pleasure to see in action.

    The Columbus Teams all fall in the B and C range - too bad for us. The A teams seem to be from the more costal regions. The finals are tomorrow, but my friends got beat out today. They play for Columbus Storm - sponsored by Score Bar - which is a great sports bar here in town.

    I'll probably still go watch finals tomorrow, its fun and of course, nice eye candy!



  • GoodPup

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    Aug 27, 2010 9:53 AM GMT
    My buddy just got back from the World Series... his team came in 2nd I think. Not bad. Never played but now got some interest after him coming back.
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    Sep 18, 2011 1:38 AM GMT
    To the members here who are in the Greater Toronto Area, do you know if there is a gay softball league in Mississauga/Brampton area? I've always loved playing softball and baseball but never in an organized league. Would love to try it out next year.