Thursday Night League-Fort Lauderdale

Hi guys, I am coming to you this month with some bad news, that will affect our Thursday night league in Fort Lauderdale. It seems that due to an issue we had at the bar last night that got a little out of control, we have lost our sponsorship from Brinys. This means that for next season and on, we will no longer be meeting at Brinys after  the games. It is truly unfortunate, as we always tried to conduct a good working relationship with this bar, and the actions of a few caused us to lose this great venue. We will be looking into other options, and will have a replacement bar announced sometime before next season starts.

 

Edit- 4/26/2016- This was an April Fool’s Day joke, and in no way should be taken seriously!

Redball Player of the Month- Mike Williams!

When you think of Redball, the first thing that comes to mind is kickball. But did you know we also have many other social sports leagues, including dodgeball and bowling? And that’s where our player of the month for March is from.

 

Mike Williams is in our Monday Night Fort Lauderdale bowling league. He plays with his team, Stardust Unicorns. You can catch them each week in their famous unicorn shirts. And this team is pretty good. But Mike has had an especially awesome season, and we are only halfway through. He was the first one for our league to bowl a perfect score. That’s 10 frames of strikes!

We asked him a few questions about his experience, read on to find out more!

What made you join Redball? I joined several years ago to give me something to do on Mondays,  which were otherwise a drab day that I didn’t look forward to. Now it’s my favorite day of the week!

What is your favorite thing about Redball? Getting together with a group of great people each and every week to have a Monday night party!

What is the best game you ever had? I bowled a 300…. that was pretty fun.

What is the worst game you ever had? There have been some rough nights. However, the pitchers and fireball help us forget those nights!

What’s the secret to winning?  Our team wouldn’t know. Luck I assume?

What do you recommend for anyone who wants to join the Bowling league? Do it! Also, you might want to plan on taking an Uber home!

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Team of the Month- Stranger Danger!

Here at Redball, we have decided to start spotlighting some of our awesome tears and their players! This month our team of the month is Stranger Danger,  from our Thursday Night Fort Lauderdale league.

Remember when you were younger and your parents used to tell you,  if you see someone you don’t know to stay away,  and if they tried to talk to you or get you away from where you are to tell out “STRANGER DANGER”? Well it’s a good thing you don’t have to worry about that with this team.

Stranger Danger started as a team back in 2014. Since then,  they have had some pretty good seasons with us,  and always come back for the fun.  You can always find them on the field, or in the back of Brinys.  I got a chance to ask them a few questions this past week.  Lets see what they said. (I had to make a few edits to make it more appropriate)

What made you guys join Redball? Meeting great people while playing in a great league. What can go wrong kicking balls and drinking adult beverages.

What is the best thing about Redball?
All the great friends we’ve meet along the way.

Who is the silliest person on your team? Todd he’s got more energy than a toddler that’s why we call him Todd.

Who is the best player on your team and why? All of us kick butt.

What was your best game? Tonight’s game when we kick these punks butts. (And yes. They won the game)

What’s the craziest thing to happen during a game? Missy slides into second base and gets a concussion in her pajamas.

Any advice for new teams looking to join, or new players starting? Get ready to have fun, meet great people, play for a great league and best of all drink drink and drink some more.

So next time you see these guys out, give them a high five, join them for a game of pong, or just try and beat them at kickball.  Either way,  this month is for you Strangers!

 

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Elections, turkeys, and Redballs?

Today is the day where we can go back to watching TV without all the political madness. Whether you agree or disagree with the outcome of this presidential election, one this is for certain. Everyone will be watching the next four years.

There has been a lot of talk the past few months about all the presidential candidates. Living in a swing state, we have been bombarded with negative campaign ads, and numerous political rallies for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. We were reminded daily of the email scandal of Clinton, and the way Trump degraded women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Both candidates made strong arguments to better our country, and in the end, we had to choose one.

But enough about politics. It’s November, which means Thanksgiving. I am sure we all have a lot to be thankful for this year. We can be thankful for this election to finally be over (again whether you agree with it or not). We can be thankful that Florida finally passed a medical Marijuana law! We can be thankful we are here, with friends and family. Most importantly, be thankful you get to get together one night (or more) during the week and play some awesome sports with some pretty incredible friends. Whatever you are thankful for this year, know that we are thankful for your support and that you continue to come back and play with us. So thank you Redballers!

-Redball Crew

Unfortunate event at Mills Pond Park

Everywhere we look these days, there is some type of violence. It is plastered all over out tvs, our social media feeds, and in the mouths of every individual around you. We are seeing an increase in the amount of gun violence in this country, and last night it hit a little close to home. It may not have been a major incident, however it is just as real a scare as any.

In our leagues we play at parks and have a good time and are safe. Last week, a youth football coach was killed by gun violence in a park .Our condolences  go out to the family and friends of the victim.

Please be on alert ladies and gentlemen. The world around us is changing. If you see something unusual, say something. You never know if you could be saving someone’s life. We were very fortunate to miss this incident. If you ever feel threatened or unsafe, there are resources around to help you. We employ off duty police officers to ensure the safety of not only your car and valuables, but of your lives as well. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions, we are here for you.

It’s October, and we all know what that means!

Redballers, October is finally upon us, and we all know that means Halloween is right around the corner! Only a few short weeks left to plan those costumes. It shouldn’t be too hard for you though! We dress up every week, and I’m sure you have all the costumes and accessories you need stashed away in your closet somewhere. It’s time to break out those angel wings, put on that pirate hat, wear those cat leggings, or squeeze into that fill body suit.

Halloween is a time to dress up, and forget who you are for the night. You can be anything you want to be! You want to be a unicorn? Go for it. How about the best kickball player in the world? Well, you can pretend at least! And even though we know that you guys like the boos (or booze? ) we hope that you all are being responsible when it comes to this holiday.

Still don’t know what you want to dress up as? Here are a few examples from your fellow Redballers! We can’t wait to see what you come up with this year!

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Redball Dodgeball

Redball Dodgeball recently celebrated one year as a league! Congratulations to Dominick on this well deserved accomplishment. Dodgeball just would not be the same without you! Starting with just 4 teams, you have grown the league to 8 teams last season, and we appreciate all the hard work you put into this league!

Redball Dodgeball plays on Wednesday nights at America’s Got Soccer in Fort Lauderdale. The indoor and air conditioned facility (yes it’s indoors and has cold air, what are you waiting for?) also has its own on site bar! What more could you ask for? Dodgeballers get great specials, including 2-4-1 beers and other great discounts. They even just started serving food at this amazing location, just watch out for the Quesadilla Thieves!

If you have never played before or need to brush up on your skills before next season starts, come out to our FREE pickup game on September 28th to get a feel for what the game is like. You can get more information on the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1599161907049678/?ti=cl

Our next season starts on October 5th, so make sure you sign up soon!

And if you are really good or think you have what it takes, there is a tournament conning up for teams of 6, on October 9th at 11am at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. It’s $200 to sign up, however the top prize is $1,000. Get more information here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/124568577996300/?ti=cl

 

And always remember to dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge!!

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Football!!! It’s that time!

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It’s August, and we all know what that means: FOOTBALL! It may only be preseason, but I know you’ve been waiting all year for this time.

You’ve been waiting for those Sunday barbeques, the smell of some fire grilled burgers and fresh cut grass. The sounds of cheering and booing filling your ears. That one drunk friend, who can get a little too into the game. Who doesn’t love football?

Whether you are more into college or into pro, we all know the excitement we feel when watching the game. Deep rivalries can come out. The best of friends can be pinned against each other one week if their rival teams are playing.

It’s South Florida, and the home favorites are of course the Miami Dolphins, and the University of Miami Hurricanes. But we also have huge populations of fans from other teams. In Florida, college football is a big deal. We have fans from the University of Florida Gators and Florida State University Seminoles, as well as the University of Central Florida Knights and University of South Florida Bulls. But who are the pro teams you root for? We have dedicated bars for teams other than the Dolphins. Did you know that Slackers (Fort. Lauderdale) is a Green Bay Packers bar, or that Billy’s Tavern (Davie) is a Pittsburgh Steelers bar?

We want to know where you go to watch the big games, when you aren’t watching them at home. Where are the best football specials? Who has the best TV screens or projectors for watching that up close and personal action?

And if you happen to prefer to spend your time at home watching the game, we all know you have those delicious recipes for party dips or platters to spice up your party. What is your best crowd pleasing recipe?

Here’s one we think is the best thing since sliced bread, and super easy to make. Just grab a bottle of Frank’s Red Hot. The recipe is right on the bottle!

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Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients:

2 cups shredded chicken (you can use canned it works great, trust me!)

1 (8 oz. package) of softened cream cheese

½ cup Frank’s Red Hot

½ cup blue cheese or ranch dressing

½ cup crumbled bleu cheese or your favorite shredded cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Combine all ingredient and spoon into shallow 1 quart baking dish.

Bake 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish with chopped green onions if desired. Serve with crackers and/or vegetables!