Adult kickball players revisit childhood

"I just do it with a bowling technique, but I've seen some other techniques," said Franciosa. "One guy threw it overhand, and another guy throws it underhand but puts a curve on it so it starts out way out [one direction] and curves back over the plate."

As competitive as the games are, there is also a fun spirit to them.The players often smile throughout the games, and such team names as Bear Fights, Grape Crush and Menace to Sobriety keep that spirit going.

"For the most part, everyone is here to have a good time," said Mosbey.

"I like to play sports that are fun, even if they're not popular," added Reid Schauer of North Greenbush. "I like being with people. It's a good way to meet people."

There is still time for more adults to participate in the Premier Kick-ball League's summer session. Players can sign up as individuals or as a group for $62 per person for the eight-game regular season.

For information, visit the league's Web site at www.premierkickball.com.""

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