Opening Day of Season 17 will be May 26, 2018!
"The Greatest Show On Dirt!" The Providence Kickball League (PKL) is the greatest, semi-organized, spectacle of sport in Rhode Island. We get together and throwdown playground-rules kickball every Saturday in the summer, at Dexter Field in the "handsome" section of Providence, RI, for shear glory... and fun.

SUMMER 2018 United We Kick Division Wins Losses
Muscle Cobra, Inc. (401PKL) 0 0
Dexter Park Captains 0 0
The Unstoppaballs 0 0
Ball is Life 0 0
Trippin’ Marios 0 0
Meat Sweats 0 0
Black Sheep 0 0
Menace II Sobriety 0 0
Narragansett Baywatch 0 0
Suck My Kick 0 0
Jedi Mind Kicks 0 0
Fox Point Booters 0 0
The Wolfpack 0 0
The Stilettos 0 0
Bad Taste 0 0
The Glamazons 0 0
C U Next Tuesday 0 0
Ball 12 For Action 0 0


games    = Winner  
PKL Opening Day 2018!
Saturday 11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
MAY
26
Meat Sweats vs Jedi Mind Kicks Suck vs Black Sheep Menaces vs Marios Glamazons vs Stilettos Captains vs Ball 12 Muscle Cobra vs Ball is Life Fox Point vs Bad Taste Wolfpack vs Baywatch

Saturday 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
JUNE
2
Suck vs Menaces Clams vs Glamazons Fox Point vs Black Sheep Bad Taste vs Stilettos Muscle Cobra vs Meat Sweats Ball is Life vs Marios

Saturday 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
JUNE
9
Suck vs Bad Taste Menaces vs Ball is Life Jedi Mind Kicks vs Unstoppaballs Muscle Cobra vs Wolfpack Baywatch vs Glamazons Meat Sweats vs Marios

Saturday 11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
JUNE
16
Wolfpack vs Suck Clams vs Jedi Mind Kicks Marios vs Captains Baywatch vs Unstoppaballs Muscle Cobra vs Ball 12 Stilettos vs Meat Sweats Black Sheep vs Ball is Life

Saturday 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
JUNE
23
Suck vs Clams Menaces vs Baywatch Captains vs Glamazons Ball 12 vs Fox Point Unstoppaballs vs Muscle Cobra Black Sheep vs Meat Sweats

Saturday 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
JUNE
30
Unstoppaballs vs Ball is Life Bad Taste vs Menaces Fox Point vs Suck Stilettos vs Marios Muscle Cobra vs Black Sheep Clams vs Baywatch

Saturday 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
JULY
7
All-Star Game, Home Run Derby, Grudge Match

Saturday 11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
JULY
14
Jedi Mind Kicks vs Suck Menaces vs Meat Sweats Captains vs Black Sheep Glamazons vs Fox Point Marios vs Clams Unstoppaballs vs Bad Taste Ball 12 vs Stilettos

Saturday 11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
JULY
21
Stilettos vs Menaces Ball is Life vs Captains Ball 12 vs Bad Taste Suck vs Glamazons Unstoppaballs vs Wolfpack Fox Point vs Marios Black Sheep vs Clams

Saturday 11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
JULY
28
Marios vs Unstoppaballs Ball 12 vs Black Sheep Captains vs Stilettos Jedi Mind Kicks vs Fox Point Glamazons vs Wolfpack Meat Sweats vs Clams Ball is Life vs Baywatch

Saturday 11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
AUG
4
Meat Sweats vs Bad Taste Jedi Mind Kicks vs Ball 12 Black Sheep vs Wolfpack Stilettos vs Ball is Life Captains vs Muscle Cobra Unstoppaballs vs Clams Baywatch vs Fox Point

Saturday 11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
AUG
11
Jedi Mind Kicks vs Menaces Suck vs Captains Clams vs Wolfpack Muscle Cobra vs Stilettos Ball 12 vs Ball is Life Glamazons vs Black Sheep Bad Taste vs Marios

Saturday 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
AUG
18
Jedi Mind Kicks vs Stilettos Menaces vs Glamazons Captains vs Unstoppaballs Clams vs Ball 12 Meat Sweats vs Baywatch Wolfpack vs Fox Point

Saturday 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
AUG
25
Unstoppaballs vs Menaces Bad Taste vs Jedi Mind Kicks Suck vs Muscle Cobra Marios vs Baywatch Wolfpack vs Meat Sweats

Saturday 11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
SEP
1
Make-Up Game Wolfpack vs Jedi Mind Kicks Bad Taste vs Captains Glamazons vs Ball 12 Baywatch vs Muscle Cobra Ball is Life vs Fox Point

PKL Playoffs 2018
Saturday 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SEP
8
TBD vs TBD TBD vs TBD TBD vs TBD TBD vs TBD TBD vs TBD TBD vs TBD

PKL Championship Saturday 2018
Saturday 11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 8PM
SEP
15
SET
UP
Warm-Ups TBD vs TBD TBD vs TBD TBD vs TBD
(Losers Cup)

PKL Championship TBD vs TBD

End of 2018 Season Party
End of 2018 Season Party 8pm @ Location TBA





In the beginning Kickball had no rules. Then, after no one could figure out what was going on, a few simple ones were installed. The basic rules of the game derive from baseball, sof333 vs. 333 ll, what-have-you... you know, like running around the bases, tagging runners who steal, not having to tag runners who must advance (only tagging the base), etc... NOT ALL BASEBALL RULES ARE KICKBALL RULES. We play by common sense “Playground rules”. If you really need them written down, we’ll do it next year.

We have 9 kickball-specific rules, handed down for generations from Stan McNabb, PKL High Kommisioner (in exile):

  1. Games are 5 innings or 59 minutes long.

  2. Mercy Rule: To keep games moving, if a team scores 10 runs in one inning, the inning is hereby OVER no matter how many outs there are.

  3. SKULLNo hitting people in the head. If someone is intentionally tagged in the head in an attempt to make an out, they will not be out, but instead, will advance as if you missed them by a mile.

  4. No “real” pitching. The pitcher’s job is to roll the ball over the plate.

  5. At the plate, four foul balls and you’re out. It’s OK to swing and miss and it’s OK to not swing at all. There are no “balls” or “strikes”, but hit the ball into foul territory four times in a row, and you’re out. End of story.

  6. No stealing. If you lead off, you gotta tag up (touch the base again) if the ball is caught, then you can run (this is an important rule and a lot of people forget it).
    The Umpires are the law.*

  7. No fighting. If any member of any team gets involved in an on-field physical altercation, that team will be placed at the bottom of standings, regardless of record.

  8. Bribery is encouraged. Open corruption is the only fairness Providence has ever known.

  9. Every team must have at least 1 female player for games.

  10. oh, yeah, and one more... NO WHINING. (And no whining about how we said there were 9 rules and now there are ten.)

    * The umpires may deem neccesary to enforce what are referred to as “beer” rules. This is, however, completely up to the discretion of the Ump. Such “beer” rules include penalties for spilling a beer, knocking over someone else’s beer, and the like.

For all you WAKA people...
No, we are not affiliated with WAKA. We won’t pay the dues, we won’t deal with all the extra rules, we won’t buy the WAKA-branded merchandise. The major difference here is that we use a standard playground ball... 8 and half inches. NOT a ten inch ball, those are horrible. We play by playground rules, but we drink like adults. So, don’t be a hero, and don’t go WAKA, and most of all, don’t be a jerk... play Providence Kickball.

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General Conduct
FIGHTKickball is sort of a sport. We have a few rules, sure, but let’s not get carried away. THIS IS KICKBALL, PEOPLE. And we are adults playing the game... a game devised to kill time in elementary school gym class. A game so simple that you don’t need enough coordination to hit a ball with a bat, just enough to be able to kick an 8.5 inch red target. Does anyone else think this is funny?

To top it off, we encourage – nay, we demand – kickball theatre. Teams need a theme, and they need to carry it out. If you are a team of Medical Professionals, then you better aid in the birth of a kickball on the field. If you have a team name like the John Barleycorns, well, then you better do something Barleycorney to win the fans love. The whole idea is to have a bunch of silly fun on a sunny summer Saturday, hang out with some friends, have something to talk about the following week and something to look forward to. Let’s all try to remember that.

So, in an effort to state what should be obvious, here are our additional hopes, dreams, and aspirations:

NO WHINING... we’ll say it again. No one likes a sore loser, especially if you are mad about losing a game of KICKBALL.

Respect the field... pick up your garbage, clean up after yourselves, and support the local businesses.

Try to respect the standing laws of the state... this includes the Open Container rule as well as the public nudity and lewd conduct rules currently in place.

If any member of any team gets involved in an on-field physical altercation, that team will be placed at the bottom of standings, regardless of record.

Your kickball “character” can be a jerk, but keep it directed at other kickball players. Kickball theatre should not involve the public when possible. Like a train wreck, some people are drawn in by the spectacle, but they would be pretty upset if they got smattered with fake blood or hit in the head with a kickball in the process.

Mad Dog and Pedro will always have a place in kickball... as initiation for new teams. They have much to teach, and we want to be sure that they continue to play as long as Kenny can continue to afford the countless knee surgeries.

Have fun, and remember, NO WHINING

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End of Season / Eliminator Procedure
Ok, so we like to have fun, but the league still has to have its winners and losers. Luckily, we have plenty of both. Here is how it goes down in the final weeks:

Championship Saturday: The winner of the 2 seed, 7 seed, and 10 seed plays the winner of the 3 seed and the 6 seed. Then the winner of the 1 seed, 8 seed, and 9 seed plays the winner of the 4 seed and the 5 seed. Then those winners play each other. Pretty simple. The winner is the Champ.

There is usually a break of sorts to let the two winning teams catch their breaths. During the last few years this has been an open battle of the ...

Festival of Losers: affectionately named the "loser's cup" The last place team from each Division face off for the overly complicated Festival of Losers. The game can be played in other eclectic ways, at the discretion of the commissionor.

PKL Championship: This game is much anticipated, but not complicated in any respect. The two best teams square off to determine who shall reign supreme until the following season.

 


 
 


about
The Providence Kickball League (PKL) is the greatest, semi-organized, spectacle of sport in Rhode Island. We get together and throwdown playground-rules kickball every week in the summer, at Dexter Field in the "handsome" section of Providence, RI, for shear glory... and fun.

fieldfield2
Games are held every Saturday at the beautiful Dexter Field (Armory Park). It's next to that huge castle looking thing. Located at the corner of Parade Street And Hudson Street in Providence, RI. Come by. Bring a chair and hang out under the trees. Listen to the announcers try to make sense of it all.

Corner of Parade/Hudson, Providence RI


The Stephen Olney Cup (Championship)
2017 Muscle Cobra Inc.


champ

Few teams have seen the coveted Stephen Olney Cup, let alone sucked sweet nectar from its teat. To celebrated few, the presentation of the Cup must surely mark a highlight in their otherwise pathetic existences. To the victors!

 

2016 Muscle Cobra Inc.
2015 Ball Is Life
2014 99 Problems
2013 Cobra Kai
2012 Providence's Finest
2011 The Stugots
2010 Dirty Sebastian
2009 Mississippi Shakedown
2008 Ugghly Rollers
2007 Holy Rollers
2006 Alan Shawn Feinstein Jr. Kickball Scholars
2005 Cunning, Baffling, Powerful
2004 Hellrazors
2003 Guerilla Gardeners
2002 Juggernauts


Teams that played the Championship Cup games:
2014: 99 Problems (beating Cobra Kai) vs. Fully Equipped (beating Meat Sweats)
2013: Cobra Kai (beating Fully Equipped) vs. Trippin' Marios (beating 99 Problems)in PKL's longest game ever (10 innings)
2012
: Providence's Finest (beating Stugots) vs. 99 Problems (beating Muscle Justice)
2011
: The Stugots vs. 99 Problems
2010
: Mississippi Shakedown (beating Yearbook Staff) vs. Dirty Sebastian (no, that’s not what you think... The Dirty Dozen and St. Sebastian became a super team to take on all comers, though to be fair, St. Sebastian won the Division and the Dozen were undefeated)
2009: Mississippi Shakedown vs. Holy Rollers
2008: Ugghly Rollers (Holy Rollers and UGGH formed a super team – which has never happened before) vs. CBP (beating Mississippi Shakedown in the Division game)
2007: Holy Rollers (beating Mississippi Shakedown) vs. CBP (beating Death Squad)
2006: Alan Shawn Feinstein Jr. Kickball Scholars (beating Penetrator) vs. Fabulous Untouchiballs (beating the Guerilla Gardeners)
2005: CBP vs. Trauma Center(?)


Vincent Cianci Cup (Losers)
2017 The Clamazons


champ

Ah... the Loser’s Cup. To the deserving go the pissy warm taste of failure. We hope you were able to have fun all season while losing all the time, makes it hurt a little less. At least you could beat the worst team in the league, but hey, that’s not saying much.

 

2016 Jedi Mind Kicks
2015 Zomboree
2014 The Stilettos
2013 Jedi Mind Kicks
2012 The Glamazons
2011 The Can't Touchiballs
2010 The Stilettos
2009 Ladies and Gents
2008 Chalkstone Bat Seals
2007 Green Barbarian
2006 Presto Bitch
2005 Bike Panthers
2004 The Productivists
2003 Kevin
2002 Big Hurt


Teams that played the Loser’s Cup games:
2014: the Stilettos vs. Old Biddies
2013:
Jedi Mind Kicks vs. Old Biddies
2012: The Glamazons vs. the Stilettos
2011: Can't Touchiballs vs. Waldos
2010: Ladies and Gents vs. the Stilettos
2009: Ladies and Gents vs. the Stilettos
2008: Chalkstone Bat Seals vs. the Stilettos
2007: Green Barbarians vs. the Stilttos
2006: Presto Bitch vs. the Stilettos
2005: Bike Panthers vs. BSRmadillos(?)

 



helpcontact
Remember how we said we are a “semi-organized” sport? Well, the Providence Kickball Kommission (PKK) is a loose affiliation of semi-organized volunteers who donate their time to make sure that everyone gets to have fun. We do this for the love, y’all. So if you have a problem, or wanna find something out, drop us a line at sean@revivalbrewing.com.

WE WANT YOU!
Hey, wanna make the league run smoothly? Have a kick-ass idea but feel like no one is listening? Well, stop crying in your beer and making comments to your friends and volunteer to make the league better. We need your energy, cuz there is only so long that we’ll put up with this crap. Get in touch with the PKK to find out how to help.


 

 

   

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