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Thursday, January 28, 2016

The WAKA Sweetheart Party

Mid-Season is rapidly approaching, and with it comes mid-season partying! RSVP to The WAKA Sweetheart Party! Free booze for TX Live and TX Austin Bowling players, but open to everyone that can pack into Corner Bar. Hit on that good looking WAKA player you've had your eye on, hang out not covered in sweat and dirt, let WAKA pick up the tab, and participate in a charity date auction to raise money for Austin Pets Alive!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Large Hardon Collider - TX Live

A Hardon Haiku

The data is in
Your team hath not the party
Thine loins awaken

5hit Circus - TX Live

Our team in a nutshell. 

Pitch Please - TX Live

Dear TX Live,

At Least We're Having Fun - TX Live

Some may think that At Least We're Having Fun is a newish team, only 2 seasons old... but the truth is, the team has been a part of American History from the beginning. 

The American Revolution - One of the lesser known battles of the American Revolution was the battle between the Freedom Loving soon to be Americans - Haveth Fun At Least We Areth and the oppressive British team - The Bunting British.
The game was a close one, but James Madison and George Washington kicked the winning home run to beat out King James and Benedict Arnold. 

The Battle of San Jacinto - Sam Houston threw the ball from 3rd base to 1st base in the Battle for the Bayou and prevented Santa Ana from tying the game on a wild west double play. We actually got to keep El Paso because the team won the bar games after the match. 

Just the first glimpse of how At Least We're Having Fun has shaped American history through kickball. 

Sons of Pitches Kickin the Punt - TX Live

The Gayest Merger Of All Time (an open apology to our heterosexual teammates)
It was only a matter of time before the two gayest teams of WAKA LIVE did the inevitable and joined forces. In our minds it resulted in rainbows, sunshine, unicorns, and glitter. Naturally the boys of Sons of Pitches brought jello shots and threw shade while the lesbians of Kickin The Punt packed their cats in a u-haul and promised not be like the others and rush things. We are giving it a go and if it doesn't work we will attempt to remain friends and spend countless hours in therapy talking about how it could have been.
We neglected the fact that even though being FABULOUS is contagious there would be some Free Agents added to our flock. This is an apology to those guys.
Dear new teammates of SOPKITP,
We know you have no idea what you just signed on for. We are so happy to have you on our team but we regret to inform you that you are now gay. This is not as much of an apology but more of a formality. You can choose to remain in the closet about your current status but I know for a fact Evelyn (the lesbian with the hair) will out you. #sorrynotsorry Don't be afraid, just come as you are we are a welcoming crew. It will be fun, promise.
Please watch this video below for it is a cautionary tale.

Captains of SOPKITP

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Papa Stephen's Sexy Babies - TX Live

Perhaps not totally unexpectedly, we've started the season 0-1. If not for Papa Stephen gifting the other team some generous pitches in the first inning we could instead be a dominating 0-0-1 instead, but it's just kind of against my nature to throw spinny spinny curve balls against people who have never played kickball before and aren't expected that kind of hot saucy action on their rubbers.

Cest le vie. This week the Babies are scheduled against the only other team in the league to struggle as much as they did in week 1: Austin Vibes. This rumble in the bumble will undoubtedly be a match for the ages, and I expect a lot of scoring from both teams based on what I've seen out of their respective defenses: exactly the kind of game one likes to see in the Music conference!

I'm still in the process of learning everyone's names because my team is SPANKIN new to me, so I think I'll do the tired cliche of doing an intro bio for everyone on the team next week, but for now with Papa Stephen out of town on a work trip, I'm just going to hope that the babysitter can keep everything together for 5 innings. Prost!

Large Hardon Collider - TX Live

Drink mix
Frozen fruit
Almond milk
Toilet paper
Dryer sheets
Aluminum foil

5hit Circus - TX Live

Listen up Capital Division, there’s a new speed bump in town, and the road to Vegas goes through us. We came here to do two things: Drink Beer, and F*** 5hit up. And it looks like...well, we actually still have plenty of beer.

Introducing the 5hit line-up

Warren "Cold Cut" Ogle - Captain
Peter "G-Ham" Graham - Co-Captain
Ninad "The Brown Bomber" Pandit - Co-Captain
Daniel "The Pain" Hain - Co-Captain
Jessica "Wish You Would" Hemming
Vanessa "The Professa" Nicole
Tessa "T-Money" Miller
Carter "The Marauder" Kaough
Amy "Deathbringer" Slotin
Kia "Straight Outta Compton" Conwell
Erin "Say It To My Face" Walters
Matt "Hardcore" Helms
Josh "Tar Heel" Hudson
Naaman "The Man" Severson
Amanda "Too Real" Richards

So for anyone that thinks they're just going to run us over:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Large Hardon Collider - TX Live

Bio Bidet Ultimate BB-600 Advanced Bidet Toilet Seat, Elongated White

Excellent product.  I first got introduced to the automatic bidet recently in Korea and this model has all the pertinent features.

Installation was easy onto an American Standard Cadet 3 oval toilet.  The bracket fits on the narrowest notch and is a little tricky to reach from the backside.  The hoses were not difficult either.  I utilized the splitter at the wall faucet and actually had the toilet tank come off the line pointing downwards to direct it out of the sight.  The bidet reservoir is attached to the other line pointing forwards and makes an "S" alongside the toilet.  I used the right angle joint at the intake port to make sure the hose does not direct laterally.

The unit functions well and has plenty of features.  I don't think additional features are necessary.  It has been durable for the past week since installation and I've not had any problems.  I would definitely recommend this product.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Welcome to the GMOT!

Congratulations, you are awesome and made the decision to click on a link to this blog and start reading some good shit. This is the GMOT (Ghost Man on Third) Blog! 

Posts here are player generated, and anyone can get one posted by just emailing them to me at waka.gmot@gmail.com. They'll be screened to make sure there's no outright hate speech, abuse, or threats of violence or anything ridiculous like that, but healthy smack talk is acceptable and encouraged. And yes you can curse, this is a 21+ league and nobody is forcing people to read this blog.

Check out the side bar on the right for weekly picks and power rankings, and please let me know if you'd like to be more involved! I would LOVE to have a volunteer on board to moderate the blog, and a weekly column to recap the prior week would be awesome but just isn't something I have time for. Hit me up at stephen@kickball.com if you want to step up!


Get Home Safe - Up to $50 Credit From WAKA for New Lyft Users

Getting everyone home safe is always a big priority, and with the abundance of options we enjoy in Austin there's really no excuse for driving home drunk from a league night. And now there's even less of an excuse! We've partnered with Lyft to get new riders up to $50 in credit if they use the code WAKASAFERIDE before their first ride. Don't be "that guy" this season, get some free credit and get home safe!

Haypitch Abernathy - TX Live

The first couple seasons, we were Kickness Everdeen.  The lead.  The protagonist. Angsty in our youth, but undeniably talented.

Next, in a shortened season: Effie Trinkick.  Beautiful.  Modern.  As much about style as results.

Now, it’s time for glory: Haypitch Abernathy.  Drunk, stubborn, loud.  I plan on calling everyone “dear” and drinking from a flask the entire season.  We may not remember a single game.

What’s next after that, huh?  Caesar Kickerman, maybe?  That would be cool.

Why not Three-Peeta as a tribute to our 3-peat, or maybe Four-Peeta if we take it again this time?  Easy answer: because Peeta sucks, idiot.