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How many months until next year????

It has come to my attention that we stoopballers, only post blogs about stoopball, about a month before and after that crazy week in the middle of july. Sooooo, i thought i'd post something!! 10 months, until we get weird looks from the people driving up and down that county x road. 10 months, until madison and i can scare connor with the same children of the corn story. 10 months, until ella and i can debate the color of pink and hearing about it being "wayyy to girly and gross" for anyone to… Continue

Added by Colleen Grace on September 7, 2009 at 10:27am — 1 Comment

Stoop Happened

WOW....what a tough year to begin my reign as commissioner!?! Not only did I have the resurrection of our beloved Fatman overshadowing my Coronation, but then Joel and Carrie bring Cooper "Mr. Steal the Show" Atkinson. I think topic number one at the winter meetings is locking this guy up to a position in the SLA offices(I'm thinking Commissioner-in-training!). But serious, WHAT A YEAR!!!!!!



I hope everyone had a great time and traveled home safe. Can't wait to see you all at the… Continue

Added by Craig Ruston on July 19, 2009 at 11:27pm — 5 Comments

Post-championship thoughts

Hi y'all,



Well, after 14 years away, I returned to the SLA championship competition day. I had high hopes for what I would find, and to be sure, the SLA did not disappoint! Of course, the games (nacho, nacho man) were great. There were the completely fun games between teams there for a day of fun. There were (I want to be your nacho man) the expected "high testosterone" games, found among the playoff games. The highlight among the games, though, were the (nacho, nacho man) kids… Continue

Added by Dennis Doren on July 19, 2009 at 1:56pm — No Comments

What a wondeful time!

"God is love and those that abide in love abide in God and God in them." - St. John



I love the word "abide". It speaks of a gentleness and comfort. When we "abide" with another we rest in the security of our love and the peace that true friendship gives. That is what we did this past Championship week. We "abided" with each other in quiet moments and raucous cheering. We shared in the "nacho man" chant and cheers for the Sharks and the Wolves in the Kids Championship Game. Hand… Continue

Added by Larry Delonnay on July 19, 2009 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment

Can You Say "P * A * N * D * E * M * I * C" ???

It's official. We have cooties here in Princeton and cannot come to Stoopball this year to celebrate the 25th year extravaganza with you all.



Rachel has the Swine Flu and is contgagious until Sunday. She is on medication, and it seems she started treatment early enough that her symptoms are pretty mild. Nonetheless, we are watching her carefully, as she has a "compromised immune system". We fully expect her to be back to her usual self by the end of the week---delighting us with her… Continue

Added by Ginny Bryant on July 15, 2009 at 5:48am — No Comments

from the commissioner's box

9 July, 2009



Well, it's go time here at World Headquarters! In two days, the out of town staff begins to arrive. Food is ordered, suppies are coming in daily, and the excitement is building! We're ready! Kinda!



We have spread the mulch, wacked the weeds and pruned the trees and bushes. The flowers are growing, the solar lights are just about set, and the Kid's Kamp is ready! In another few days we'll have local corn and tomatoes!



Are you ready? In just 7 days… Continue

Added by tom katroscik on July 9, 2009 at 11:24am — 3 Comments

Some sad news ...

Michael Vitti, the gifted cinematographer for the New York Street Games movie, died suddenly Sunday, April 19 in Las Vegas, NV at the NAB Show. He was 46. In his few days filming the SLA championships in Clinton, WI, he made a lasting and… Continue

Added by Stoopball League of America on June 26, 2009 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

from the Commissioner's Box

24 June, 2009



Hot and sticky here at World Headquarters! I just want you to know that your new Commissioner is really getting into the groove. On Monday, he had his brother Trent and me working like dogs! We had to move a wood pile!!!!! That's right... the fire wood for this years event was next to the chicken coop. He wanted it moved to the front of the coop.......come on.....like you couldn't walk around the coop to grab a few logs for the ceremonial fire.....power my friends must… Continue

Added by tom katroscik on June 24, 2009 at 6:16pm — 1 Comment

from the commissioner's box

16 June,2009



Pauci Electi,



We now have 60,000 pounds of sand!!!! It is all spread over the playscape to make a fun and safe area for you and yours. I must say that I cannot walk out to the 'play ground' without laughing my head off. If the god's are not crazy, I AM! Once again I wish I could send you a picture. You could gaze at the beach and say in the words of Steve the Stent Phelan, "what's wrong with you?" The way I figure it, no matter how many chillun show up for… Continue

Added by tom katroscik on June 16, 2009 at 1:29pm — 4 Comments

from the comissioner's box

15 June, 2009



Folks,



One of the plans for this year was to post pictures to show the progress we are making here at World Headquarters. You know you could jump online and see the nitty gritty work and watch it coming along. I figured that way you folks could get a little geeked up and start to get ready for the Championships. Well, I don't have a camera and Mr. Craig Ruston, who is claiming to have the answer to everything says it's not a good idea! People.....you must… Continue

Added by tom katroscik on June 15, 2009 at 8:44pm — No Comments

I AM READY

Stoopballers,



I remember back in November hearing a quote from our new President....



"Something something something, change something something....."



Ok, that's not exactly how it went, but the message is still clear.....change!



I am not here to politic, but the Commissioner position has sort of been in ruins over the last few years. No wonder Cat fled to Portugal, was a seven year "transition year" with the exiting commish really necessary? I believe… Continue

Added by Craig Ruston on June 5, 2009 at 7:45pm — 2 Comments

From the Commissioner's Box

2 June, 2009



People,

We’re in the final stages now. As June begins, we here at World Headquarters are working 16 hour days in preparation for what promises to be the biggest event in our history....The 25th Anniversary of the Stoopball League of America’s World Championships!!!!! This is when we get down to the detail work, folks. It’s a matter of going over all the lists and making final preparations. We are deciding which projects will get finished, and which will have to wait… Continue

Added by Stoopball League of America on June 4, 2009 at 9:38am — No Comments

Whoa Whoa Whoa, Who messed up

so here is theaccurate information regarding the PRO_SHOP merchandise. So, there is a need to pre order. however, the jacket is NOT fleece but a lightweight, wind proof, rain repellant zippered jacket. with the newly reconstructed Anniversary Logo embroidered on the left chest. Personalized on the right chest if you would like for no additional fee. The Shirt on the other hand is AWESOME. LONG SLEEVE ,YES. BLACK OR WHITE, YES. 25TH LOGO, YES. CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS LISTED ON THE BACK FOR ALL TO… Continue

Added by janice 'from the kitchen' armour on May 27, 2009 at 6:20pm — No Comments

From the Commissioner's Box

21 May, 2009

Well.....the paint on the house is damn near dry, still a little tacky on the porch, but with today's warm breezes we'll be fine! The new signs are up on all the fields, and looking good. (I think we now have more old signs on the back fence than current field signs, but the kids will have more things to paint!!!!) Plus all 3 scoreboards have been replaced and upgraded with a special coating for 'dry erase' markers!!(Make sure you get the dry erase from the new Kitchen Nazi,… Continue

Added by tom katroscik on May 21, 2009 at 12:05pm — 6 Comments

from the commissioner's box

30 April, 2009



Spring has finally arrived !!!! Here at World Headquarters, we know it is official when the Tamarack Pines burst forth with the most beautiful green needles. Perhaps it is because they are the only pine tree that loses their needles each year, but I'm telling ya......you wake up after a spring rain one day, and these 130 year old trees are magnificent. Resurrection, rebirth, starting over.......it's all here, and it's all good!



We have begun to take things… Continue

Added by tom katroscik on April 30, 2009 at 6:06pm — 1 Comment

from the commissioner's box

26 April, 2009



Folks,



I hope all is well wih you. We are very happy with your response to the web site.........if I do in fact live another year or two, Kelly, says he will teach me to actually use it properly. For instance right now I'm just trying to send out this little note and see if I can get it right.......(shut up Tocco).



We're also hoping to have another section (tab...?) for teams to start posting their rosters and maybe getting a little 'spring stove'… Continue

Added by tom katroscik on April 26, 2009 at 1:32pm — 2 Comments

8 April, 2009

"Death be not proud, even you shall die."

St. Paul



People,

By jingo netlees, where to begin? I was given permission to skip the winter meetings letter! I was busy!!! Carol had wanted to try her hand at lifesaving and CPR, and she needed a volunteer. I suggested one of those lifelike ‘dummies’, but she really wanted to make it more real, so I said, ‘sure I’ll play the dead guy’. And I did! Yeah we all know how great she was, and is, BUT...... let us not forget.... I did play… Continue

Added by Stoopball League of America on April 8, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

22 February, 2008

Folks,



Over the past few days, I have been in touch with the producer of the Motion Picture about Stoopball and other street game(I could say movie, but why not class it up a bit, eh?), any way...we are negotiating a settlement of their outstanding balance due. The Film (pronounced fillum) is in post production and should actually be done in the next few months. No bull shit!!!!!!!!! Plus 'their people' and 'our people' are in 'meetings' regarding a possible World Premier at the 2008… Continue

Added by Stoopball League of America on February 22, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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