Anyone know a ball game…
Anyone know a ball game named “caliente”?
It was a combination of “hot piece and butter” and “freeze tag” with a spaldeen!
You could play with as many people that could fit into the play ground. You would power bounce the spaldeen as high as possible and everyone rush to catch the ball – but you had to keep your distance as well, because whe the ball was finally caught – everyone would have to freeze. The person with the ball would then try to hit one of the frozen players – you could move your body but one foot had to stay “frozen” to that spot where you stopped.
If you were hit you were out, if not everyone would scramble for the ball and the rest would freez – this went on until the last person was out or a tie would be when there were ten throws and no one was hit..
Francisco Valor (Kico/Cubita) – West Side of Manhattan (89th street) – St. Gregory’s – PS 166