May 10th 2008…a day that will live in infamy as National Xtreme Baseball starts its inagural season. You may remember way back when when we first caught a glimpse of the spectacle that is National Xtreme Baseball, well now it has finally come into it’s own as an official league. Not that it takes a lot to become an official league. Anyway, the first real game (not the exhibition games they’ve been playing for the past year) was Saturday, May 10th, 2008 and it pit the Daytona Stingrays against the Miami Pythons, which are Xtreme team names for sure. Daytona won the contest 12-4 and I’m sure you really cared about that.
We’re gonna try to track down actual video of the game, but if you want, you can see some photos of the game’s events with a snappy soundtrack below. We’re expecting big things for this league (not really) but it sure is nice to reminisce about when sports blogging weird shit was easy because stuff just leaped out at you. Nowadays a man’s gotta actually work for his blogging stories…dammit.
The eXtremity Games are to be held July 18th – 21st in lovely Orlando, Florida and the Deuce could not be more excited to watch a bunch of people already missing limbs to be participating in Xtreme sports. I mean, there will no longer be that awkward period of silence that occurs when a skateboarder lands his 50-50 grind badly thereby fracturing his leg in several places because, well, he won’t have a friggin leg anyway! That was a fake leg! HAHAHAHA! We can all laugh about it and move on!
The events at this year’s eXtremity Games are:
BMX and Mountain Biking Kayaking Moto-X Rock Climbing Skateboarding Surfing Wakeboarding
All events have prize pools of $1,500, $750, $250 for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, but these are awarded only to the most difficult of divisions…the rest are shit out of luck and get one of the equivocal “non cash prizes”. Lets hope it is new limbs for the guy that fucks up his Backflip One-Handed Nac-Nac during Moto-X ’cause lemme tell ya, he’s gonna need it.
Altogether, the Deuce supports giving cripsgimpshandicapped “handicapable” people their own eXtreme games and events. Seriously, everyone else has them, why the hell can’t they? It really cannot be worse than National eXtreme Baseball.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re saying to yourself, “Isn’t baseball Xtreme enough?” You are wrong sir…dead wrong. Watch this Youtube and see for yourself. If you’ve never experienced 29 people on a baseball field at once, 2 pitchers, 2 batters, and people running both ways on the basepaths…then YOU have never experienced National Xtreme Baseball.
To be honest, I dont really know what to make of this except that its wrong. Wrong like Carlos Mencia wrong. You should see some of the team names too. I mean, you cannot be Xtreme with a team called the Seattle Stars, Nashville Sparrows, or the Minnesota Miracles. That, and the lack of a DC team is appalling. Baltimore and Richmond get love? Philly and New York get love? But no DC? Just a travesty!
Really, this is not the way to make baseball “Xtreme”. Just by having more people run the basepaths does not make the game more exciting. It just adds another circus ring to the one ring circus we have. Twice as much circus does not make the circus more exciting, just gives you less time to shell a peanut, get a beer, and talk with your buddies while kinda watching the game. If they really wanted to make the game better, they should’ve taken a page from these guys and made baseball more like this: