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The Wild Frontier of Sports: Dodgeball

Good Magazine's new video series, The Wild Frontier of Sports, spotlights the McCarren Park Kickball games. Michael Phelps even makes a cameo! Check it out...

I'd embed it, but its just too big for our narrow blog aisles. (Good, give me customization options, damnit!)

UPDATE: Good is great! Here's the video, customized to fit FREEwilliamsburg (w/ description):

Anyone who remembers childhood as a time of innocence and joy was never on the wrong side of a dodgeball. If you ever packed a few extra pounds in grade school, chances are the specters of those stinging rubber balls haunt you to this day. But for the past three summers, young Brooklynites have been turning up at McCarren Park Pool to re-brand dodgeball as a sport where ex-bullies and fat kids can come together over a beer or six and have some good clean fun. We take you into the fray in our new video series: The Wild Frontier of Sports.


I feel guilty after reading your post. I was always the better athlete in school and yes, we played dodge ball. I never took in hurting anyone but had a very competitive spirit to win.

i dont get any sound from this vid

as for still playing no the city decided to stop the hugely popular pool parties in favor of building a public swimming pool

are they still playing at McCarren Park? I thought it was closed after summer.

Great job you guys. Thanks for taking the time to post this. Very enjoyable!

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