just saw this documentary. truly great! I’m a Bronx kid, my big bro was the real ballplayer (some stick, mostly softball). Was really moved by the story of Mr. Mercado, father & firefighter who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11!! just gotta express gratitude. I’ll go say hi at his namespot at the memorial. thnx. Gianno
We played a game where we chose up sides and then did a question/answer where we said back and forth as follows: “Bum, bum, here we come/where are you from/New York/what’s your trade/lemonade/then get to work and show your initials.” Then we proceeded to play the game. I remember the quote so well, but I do not remember how we played the game after the back and forth. Maybe someone out there can remember how the game was played after the quotes…Help me if you can..
I grew up on the same block as Dom Deluise. In one of his comedy routines, he talked about the pushcart and donkey right near his house. I’d get a kick out of his story because I would pass that donkey almost everyday. Well after he moved to California, I remember seeing his mom always sweeping the front yard. She was also very religious and would often sit near my mom in the church Regina Pacis which was right across the street. Whenever Dom Deluise came back to visit people would always see him buying vegetables on 11th avenue. Also I went to HS with his niece, Jean Dorio. I remember going to a party at her house on 75th Street.
I spent my childhood days on the streets and playgrounds of a small town in New Jersey,West New York.Named because it is geographically due west of New York City on the Jersey side of the Hudson River.One game played often that I haven’t seen mentioned is “Spltziz”,played with wooden tops.The object was to alternate shots,throws or spins at an opponents top and continue until a winner was declared by splitting his top.Sounds violent,but it still gave me and my friends many hours of fun.Thank you,Kevin Haithcock
Great site to bring back memories, had not thought about stick ball or pimple balls in 40 years. we played same way as the stories from NY up in Boston. We also played a version of stickball with out a stick on a corner (intersection) that had 3 sewers and a manhole cover in the center. Making up the mound, first and third. The plate was the last sewer and 2nd was the curbstone. We used our hand to smack the ball and had 3 players per side pitcher and two infielders. There was a limit to how far a ball could be hit on the fly. So the game was designed to be fast and close. So most would try to hit bouncers or line drives. Pitch speed was any thing goes. When we got older we played very fast and hard. Handball was what we called it but it was the base ball rules wonder if there was a similiar version in other cities. Thanks for bringing up the memories. Oh one fast question did any one every play stick ball with a superball and cut off hockey sticks turned edge wise. Hockey sticks where a fav type of stick.
Hi everybody In Dennis Lehane’s “Mystic River” I came across this sentence: “They had never been friends. They had never played stickball and kick-the-can and 76 on Rester Street.” Does anybody have any idea what kind of a game “76” might be? If you have the answer, please email me : weber [at] univ-nancy2 [dot] fr Thank you MW
Just wondered if anyone out there was from the Flushing area 156 street 43 ave… (P.S. 22).. late 40’s and 50’s If so drop me a line maybe we could share some stories and friends. at bearsy24 [at] yahoo [dot] com (include the word Flushing in the subject) Stay Safe, Semper Fi
hi,all. do you play doom 3? do you have the experance losing your keys? i had. so i do some preparations,several keys. but now i regret,and i want to sell them in the low price: USD 10 If anyone want the key,pls contact me(Kobe [at] cdkey-game [dot] com) thk a lot!! At the same time i want to buy some call of duty 5 keys ,anyone can give me the key,plz?
Buy a free standing basketball stand,chip in with others and give it to the kids,on one condition,play somewhere else. It may be a very nice way to settle your problem,and shouldnt break anyones bank account. Chip in and get a chain and lock,so it stays there too.Good luck,i too like kids playing,but the basketball bouncing noise will drive you nuts!