Fizzball: Spring 2006

Fizzball was a success! Then again, how can baseball not be a success, when you replace the bats with axe handles and the balls with shaken soda cans?

Science and Humanities puts on an event called "fizzball" once every semester, open to the campus. Here's the deal:

  • You hit the can pitched to you.
  • If it doesn't break, it is thrown again.
  • If it only springs a leak, bash it until it explodes.
  • Drink your kill, messily if possible.
  • Repeat until all cans are gone.

This generally results in a sticky, muddy mess with bits of aluminum strewn about. I personally had my eyelids stuck open and a cut on my hand from a "Mountain Lighting" (read: cheap Mountain Dew knockoff).

Score: soda 1, SciHum 144.

Responses: 3 so far Feed icon

  1. Cory Capron says:

    You guys need to find a way to incorporate fire into this game.

  2. Tim McCormack says:

    Well, we had a barbecue going at the same time. Someone floated the idea of pressurizing the lighter fluid canister and using a flaming axe handle, but after a few moments of visualizing the likely results, the proposal was shot down.

  3. Cory Capron says:

    Mmmm... Flaming Axe... Sounds like a cross between a bad Iron Maiden coverband and a video Donald Trump would keep in a vualt behind a painting of himself.

    Sounds like an important part of a ballanced colledge diet to me!

    If only Root 66 Key Lime came in a can. Whacking those with a flaming axe might be the perfect sollution.


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