December 9, 2011 - 9:51pm
Kickball has 1,000 grown-ups in sliding in the mud at Syracuse playing fields.

A hush falls over the team, the kicker steps up to the plate, there’s one kick and two steps before she’s down flat on her back in the mud.

Botched kicks are commonplace for the Syracuse Adult Kickball Association, SAKA, or the unofficial outlet for “unathletic people to get outdoors and stay in shape,” as Joanie Vecchiarelli, captain of the Recreational Hazards team calls it.