In elementary school at lunch recess on Long Island in the early 60’s, we used to play a game we called “Saloogie.” I have no idea where the name came from, but the game was essentially “keep away.” 2 teams, one trying to keep the ball(or shoe, or can) away from the other. The only rule was that there were no rules. We had a blast, and always returned from recess with bloody lips, noses, and knees.
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Things have changes, Little League is coed and their are professional women’s sports. How well do the games go with boys and girls?
The games were quick, action was intense, stuff was flying… but how does it stack against computerized action?
I loved sitting on the stoop. It was the perfect bench – placing you close to but above the “field” so you could see all the action on the block. When we moved into the big apartment buildings, stoop sitting got more difficult, but even then, we’d usually congregate around some side entrance that had one.