Good Ol' Whiffle Ball

Ahhhh.... I can vividly remember the summer days growing up. I lived in the typical middle class neighborhood... and as such... we had a half dozen or so guys that all hung out at each other's houses. We'd cruise around the neighborhood on our bikes... play football in the middle of the street from light pole to light pole... basketball in each other's driveways... take turns swimming at each other's houses... play Tecmo Bowl and MikeTyson's Punch Out on the Nintendo. It was great!!

However, the thing you'd find us doing the most... was playing whiffle ball! My buddy Brian's house was our favorite spot to play because his house was the perfect distance from the opposite side of the street he lived on. You'd hit and pitch across the width of the street... and if you really got ahold of one... you could clear the top of the roof. Ahhhh... the good ol' days.

In an effort to never really grow up... my best bud Dave and I recently got out and played some whiffle ball. It was a boys only weekend... so of course, we overslept, played some video games, and listened to loud music. But the whiffle ball was definitely the highlight!

Check out the video below. I thought it was amusing... but I was there... which always makes things more amusing.
And to wrap up the day of whiffle ball... we took a trip to 7-Eleven where I kept up the nostalgia and bought myself a very typical post whiffle ball snack!


Blogger Annemarie said...

Love the videos!! :) I think that my favorite part is when that one guy walks by and notices that you're filming, and the look on your face is classic. "Um, yeah, we are making a video..what's it to you?". So, who won? :)

3/05/2008 8:14 AM  
Anonymous B said...

big gulps, huh? :D

3/05/2008 9:08 AM  
Blogger Brett Bollman said...

B - Ironic huh? Funny how stuff like that can always clump together in life.

AP - Yeah... our location wasn't exactly exclusive... we had people all over the place. We got a lot of mixed reactions out of people... some raised eyebrows... some frowns... but mostly smiles! :o)

For the sake of protecting Dave's feelings I don't want to really get into who won... heh heh heh. :o)

3/05/2008 11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you telling me Brett that my son still can't hit the baseball, even when its only a whiffle ball? You can tell me the score, it will give me something to ride David about. I bet he thought he was the Yankess and let us all down.

3/05/2008 12:47 PM  
Blogger Deyl said...

dude that looks so fun!

3/05/2008 5:11 PM  
Blogger || davidjay || said...

Charge the mound!!!

3/15/2008 9:31 AM  
Blogger MattDJ said...

Found your blog through DJ's site. Dude, this post about wiffleball, Nintendo (Punchout!!! and Zelda all-nighters!), slurpees and sunflower seeds reeeaaally brought me back. You made my day!

3/17/2008 8:08 AM  
Blogger Autie said...

Watched video with Loralyn and she said "Ahh Funny".

3/28/2008 1:09 PM  

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