Week 1 Recap

I got to the field Wednesday with eight hours of work and only three hours of sleep behind me. Was I tired? Hell no. It was opening day of bocce season. I was excited as hell.

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This is your place to come see who won, who lost, who had particularly interesting games, and who succeeded individually.

Lets get straight to the opening shot of the season. Months from now, when you’re remembering the craziest and best summer of your life you can look back and marvel at the simple shot that started it all.

First shot of the season!  And as you can see it was a pretty good shot, unfortunately the rookie team … Read More »

How to play Turbo Bocce In 5 Easy Steps

Step 1:

Figure out who will throw first by flipping a coin. The team with first throw places the starting box wherever they want, and then throws the pallino wherever they want (as short as 5 feet from the starting box or as long as 50 feet). The player who throws the pallino must also throw the first shot of the game. The object is to get your ball as close to the pallino as possible.

Notice how he stands on the starting box, ready to throw his ball as close as possible to the pallino.

Step 2:

After the first team has taken their shot, a player … Read More »

Top 10 Reasons to Play Turbo Bocce

Turbo Bcce was invented in Syracuse with rules that make it perfect for our city.  Here are 10 more reasons to try Turbo Bocce.

#1) Playing Bocce is the absolute best way to be social and meet new people

Did you know that bocce is considered America’s most social sport? Think it over, and you’ll see why that makes sense. When you play bocce you’re standing right next to your opponents, interacting with them. In our league you’ll often find yourself sharing drinks and food with the people you are playing against. You can’t help but meet new people and make new friends. Now contrast that with other recreational sports: if you play kickball or softball you’re not really interacting with … Read More »

St. Pats Parade Recap

Lets talk about St. Patrick the man. He drove the snakes out of Ireland, right? Wrong! There were never any snakes in Ireland and St. Patrick never drove anything out of anywhere.  Born poor, in 4th century Ireland; he might as well have been born in a grave. In fact, the only worldly possession he had was no snakes. But he turned that into sainthood, a holiday, and our magnificent parade float.  He was just some guy starving in the wilderness, but he found a way to change his luck. He took nothing and turned it into . . . this . . .

That’s … Read More »