Whiffleball on King Street
Today's image is titled "Wiffleball on King Street" and was photographed by Kristian Knutsen.
Sundays are typically quiet in the heart of Madison. The crowds that attend events like Saturday's farmers' market on the Capitol Square are long gone; most pedestrian traffic consists of those going to the scattered downtown brunches. In fact, King Street was so quiet early Sunday afternoon that two men were able to play pitches of Wiffle Ball on its top block with few traffic interruptions.
Wiffle Ball was advocated in The Badger Herald this spring as a game well-suited to downtown life. The sports columnist wrote:
It's tough to beat banging Wiffle Balls off apartment complexes for doubles, strategically aiming base hits toward pizza boxes that double as bases and maneuvering among parked cars while chasing down fly balls. Music and food are two other musts. Bonus enjoyment points if the game ends with cheeseburgers taking the place of Wiffle Balls, being thrown and hit around the parking lot that conveniently doubled as a field.
Chalk up the swings as seen in this photo as taking this concept to the streets. For baseball fans 14 and under, 1,000 free Whiffle Ball sets will be given away at the Duck Pond on Monday, July 30, when the Madison Mallards host La Crosse. Swing away!
There is a larger version of the photo in the gallery at right.
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