- Thing you've got bocce balls? Then you should test your stuff this weekend at the 12th Annual Citywide Bocce Tournament. Over 200 bocce enthusiasts from around the New York City area will compete Saturday and Sunday to see who's got the best. The tournament is free and open to adults of all ages. The prelims are in four of the five boroughs (sorry Manhattanites) with the finals to be played Sunday in Pelham Bay Park.
- Brooklyn Kickball's playoffs start this weekend at McCarren Park as 19 teams vie for the Chuck D Cup. The four-week tournament starts Sunday at 3 p.m. and continues each Sunday through October 1st, when the winner will be crowned. Be sure to check out full grown adults play like kids while wearing some cool t-shirts and strange outfits.
- With their victory last night, the Cyclones have made the playoffs in the New York Penn League where they will face the Staten Island Yankees. It's like the Subway Series, but without all the high-priced superstars. Tickets are available for the first game in Brooklyn on Saturday as well as game two in Staten Island on Sunday. Could the matchup in class A ball be a preview of the post-season to come in the Majors?
- The Mets announced that they are selling tickets for their playoff run with a lottery. Applications for the drawings started earlier this week with Tuesday as a cutoff for a chance at NLDS tickets. Drawings for any possible series after the NLDS will be announced at later dates. If you win, and that's going to be a HUGE IF, you can buy up to four tickets to one game of the Division Series. Who that opponent will be is yet to be determined.
- If you're a Jets fan and you're looking for a place to watch Sunday's game against the Titans (boy will that be a great matchup), why not watch it at Barfly and Jeremy's Ale House in Manhattan or The Wicked Monk in Brooklyn. These three bars will have former Jets players and at one of them, Governor Pataki will stop by. The former players will be signing autographs and there will also be raffles and auctions. All proceed benefit the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. Drink, yell J-E-T-S! to your heart's content, and help a good cause. What more could you ask for? A winning season, perhaps.
Photos of bocce ball by Adam Kuban on flickr