Saturday, April 19, 2008

Just do it - even if you're 75 years old



The Kids & Kubs Softball Team is legendary to St. Pete. It also goes by the moniker "Three-Quarter Century Softball" which means you must be a male of no less than 75 years in order to join. The team's been around at least since the 1930s when our town was well and truly the recreation capital of the nation; rumor has it Babe Ruth coached a few games while here for Spring Training. In the old days, players wore natty bow ties and long pants along with their spectacles; today the uniform is comprised of more forgiving-in-the-heat shorts and tees.

Games are played on a real dirt field in beautiful North Shore Park, on the bayfront and in the shadow of the downtown skyline.

These amazing older gents play three days a week and also actively raise money for charity. Who says you have to slow down when you become older? These young-at-heart men prove that you don't.


View a YouTube Video of the Kids & Kubs in action.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Gail's Man said...

Glad you liked my posting. Don't know anything about softball. I think they call it rounders here. Agree with you about the swimming pool lettering. It looks more 1930's than 60's to me.

April 19, 2008 at 1:34 PM  
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April 19, 2008 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger St Pete Project Daily Photo said...

Softball is just like baseball, only the ball is bigger, is thrown underhand and the rules are more relaxed. In some softball leagues they play only 7 innings instead of 9, even if there's a tie to the game. Thanks for commenting!

April 19, 2008 at 1:40 PM  

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