Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Brooklyn Kickball League Kicked Off McCarren Park Field?

Posted By on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Brooklyn Kickball beer McCarren Park fields

So, clearly, this is kickball-hating, "crypto-jocks" coiner Jonny Diamond's turf, but shucks: because seeds planted at Gilroy Field in Williamsburg's McCarren Park in November didn't germinate, the Parks Department is having to re-seed the field this month, which will displace a high school baseball team, a high school football team and the post-collegiate Brooklyn Kickball League.

The Brooklyn Paper reports that the kickballers could face a significantly shortened season as a result of the field closure, unless they can find new turf on which to perform their gym class mating rituals. If not, their season wouldn't start until July—rather than the usual April.

More importantly (or less, according to the BP), the Automotive HS football team (only recently able to play home games) and the Van Arsdale HS baseball team will have to relocate their seasons if the seeding goes ahead, which seems very likely.

Brooklyn Kickball League Commissioner (seriously?) Kevin Dailey started a petition against the evil grass planting, calling the potential park closure "inappropriate" and "unnecessary" for an over-used park headed into its high season. I'm picturing shiny spandex-clad kickballers chained together, blocking seed-planters' access to the field in non-violent protest.


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