this just in from Saint Nicholas Beermonger, reporting on Bojon NYC's first bocce outing of the season (complete with gritty camera phone pix and all)...
Just because we have no jobs, doesn't mean we we're not working it.
87 degrees. Humidity off the charts. The mighty Hudson River beckoned us for a season-opening bocce game.
With a fast and flat artificial turf and paper-bags for the 40s, the game had a decidely urban flavor. We also had to play around the track team from a local high school and some toddler whose affinity for picking up and moving balls threatened to make it a very unusual game.
We worked around the hurdles and the game commenced forthwith:
In a 2 game to 1 squeaker, we took Round 1.
For Round 2, Nick G and Pinky teamed up and sprinted to an early lead. But Sho dug deep into his bag of shivs and stole the thunder. The Round was cut short with a wicked thunderstorm threatening... so end result, everyone left the field a winner-- which is why we love the game.
well done gents, though it must be said that bocce has no "off" season here on the west coast (agent kevles notwithstanding).