Pride Sports Boston has just opened registration for their fall volleyball season. Early bird registration runs through Tuesday, August 31st and costs only $45. After early bird registration closes, you can still register up through Thursday, September 16th for $55.
Pride Sports Boston will host an “Open Play” on September 15th and the season will start the following week, continuing on through October 27th. Games will be played Wednesday evenings at the Doherty Playground in Dorchester – near the Fields Corner T station.
FLAG (Friends, Lesbians, and Gays) Flag Football is Boston’s premier flag football league for the LGBTQ community and one of the largest gay sports leagues in Boston. The recreational football club plays on Saturday mornings in the spring and fall and all skill levels are encouraged to participate. The league has grown from just 20 players in 1998 to 24 teams of 14 players in the fall of 2021. For more information, visit their website, flagflagfootball.com.
In addition to Stonewall Sports Summer Kickball League which I wrote about yesterday, Pride Sports Boston Spring Kickball league (Division A and Division B) registrations are also open. The cost to register for the 2021 Spring season is $75.00.
All games will take place on Sunday at Moakley Park in Dorchester, and the spring season will begin on April 18, 2021. Registration fees help to pay for your uniform, equipment, professional umpires, team awards, after game events and the venue for all games.
300 people have already registered to play kickball with Pride Sports Boston.
To learn more about Pride Sports Boston check out their Facebook page, here. To register for Pride Sports Boston Kickball spring league, click here.
Stonewall Sports Summer Kickball season starts May 9 and runs through July 25, 2021. All games are played on Sundays between 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Roberto Clemente Field in Fenway / Kenmore near the Ruggles (Orange Line) and MFA (Green Line) T stations.
Stonewall Sports – Boston is a chapter of Stonewall Sports founded in 2017 as an LGBTQ+ and ally not-for-profit sports league. They strive to develop a well-connected and diverse community through organized competition and social or fundraising events. They work hard to provide an inclusive, low cost, high FUN sports league that is managed as a non-profit with a philanthropic heart. For more information visit stonewallboston.leagueapps.com.
I don’t know what is happening with professional tennis but if you have been watching the Australian Open this year, you’d know exactly what I’m talking about. While the Australian Open continues without fans due to a national lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 the lack of noise and commotion adds more camera time on the players. You really don’t need to be a tennis fan to be interested in the sport.
The number one seed, Novak Djokovic, looks good. His Lacoste apparel will appeal to those who like the preppy look.
What can I say about Rafael Nadal other than he is amazing?!? Despite being “ancient” by tennis standards at the age of 34 he is ranked second in the world. If he wins the Australian Open he will have 21 Grand Slam Titles to Federer’s 20 Grand Slam Titles.
Dominic Thiem is ranked number three in the world. But I’ve commented more about Dominic Thiem’s ass in 2017 and again in 2020 here than I have about his game. But don’t be decieved by his booty. He has game for days.
The Greek a.k.a. Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of my favorite players on the circuit. The 22 year old is ranked six in the world and is equally exceptional in talent and looks. I first wrote about him last fall here, The handsome Stefanos Tsitsipas.
If you don’t follow tennis you may not know who Alexander Zverev is, but the 23 year old German is ranked seven in the world. He has yet to win a major but is a threat to anyone on the court.
Be still my beating heart whenever Matteo Berrettini steps on court. The 6’5″ Italian from Rome is the number ten player in the world, and I am smitten. This photo of his abs and see-through shorts, swiped from Kenneth in the 212 pretty much says it all.
I first wrote about Grigor Dimitrov in 2011. He looks like such a baby in this photo, but the Bulgarian is an excellent hard court player. The twenty-first ranked player in the world is so easy on the eyes you might find yourself distracted by his looks but he has game.
Fabio Fognini is another talented Italian who’s fiery personality on and off the court can make him get all sort of attention. Fognini loves attention and he certainly got mine when he posed nude for Cosompolitan Magazine. Let’s see how far this 30-something player can go. I’ll be cheering for him.
Dominic Thiem is a top ranked tennis player from Austria who won his first Grand Slam title, The US Open, earlier this year. However, one might say it is his assets off the tennis court that continue to get my attention.
Back in 2017 my post Dominic Thiem butt distracts TV commentators got a lot of attention from readers so I’m assuming that the photos of Thiem’s lime green derriere as shared by the Instagram atpdudes will have a similar affect on my readers and possibly result in creating a few more tennis fans.
Tennis is a fun sport to play and watch, and players like the 22 year old Greek, Stefanos Tsitsipas, can make it quite distracting as well.
For those who don’t follow tennis quite as faithfully, you may not be familiar with Tsitsipas who turned pro just four years ago in 2016 and is a top 10 player in the world. Stefanos has one of the best backhands in the game, and if he remains injury-free, has the potential to dominate the game with his mental toughness, speed and size (he is 6’4″).
However, I think many of my readers may be less impresssed by my observations and may find watching tennis pleasurable because of his sportsmanship, lean build and handsome face.
Not to mention, Stefanos Tsitsipas can be incredibly graceful on the courts.
And while 27 year old Dominic Thiem may be better known for his ‘assets’ than Stefanos, there is no denying that all the sprints and training required to be one of the best tennis players in the world has filled out his lean physique in a way that will appeal to faithful readers of this blog.
Today is the last day of Boston Pride Week 2020 so I wanted to share an excellent article from Out Sports blog that details how the Boston Red Sox went from the last team in MLB to integrate to being one of the biggest champions of LGBTQ Pride.
This year the Boston Red Sox were planning their Pride Night this season to coincide with Boston Pride’s 50-year anniversary and how amazing would that have been? I’ve really enjoyed the annual Pride celebration at Fenway and each year it gets better so I can only imagine what might have been this year.
As of last season, all but two MLB teams hosted a Pride event. MLB’s decision to name Billy Bean as its Ambassador for Inclusion has helped change the culture around the league, but the Red Sox have done more than just host a Pride Night. The Fenway Sports Group has donated to LGBT causes around the city, including a $200,000 pledge to Fenway Health, the region’s largest LGBTQ clinic and resource center. But there is so much more to this story so read the full article on Out Sports, How the Red Sox, who were the last team to integrate, became champions of LGBTQ Pride.
Registration to participate in Boston’s Gay Kickball league opens today. Due to its increasing popularity, there will be three leagues: Division A is the most competitive, Division B is described as intermediate, and Division C is for those who are new to the sport and / or are just looking to have fun.
Registration is the same price for all – the different leagues play at staggered times on Sundays, starting April 9th. Due to feedback from last year, the league will not host games (if necessary) the weekend of PVD Pride and this year’s National Tournament will be hosted Memorial Day Weekend in San Antonio.
Early bird registration ($75) is available now through February 22nd and saves you $10. Aside from saving a bit of cash, registering early guarantees you a spot in a league that is very popular and certain to fill-up. You can register individually or as a team.
Before the seasons starts check out Ms. Gay Kickball, a drag contest for any Boston-based athletes that want to represent their team in a drag race for the crown on Saturday, April 4th at Club Cafe (click the link above for details and to register if interested).
The Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) is a Boston area tradition that dates back to 1965 and has evolved into a massive two-day rowing competition that draws more than 11,000 athletes and 400,000 spectators, making it the largest rowing event in the world.
The 2019 HOCR takes place this Saturday and Sunday. The forecast suggests plenty of sun with Sunday being the warmer of the two days and thankfully for the rowers, very little wind. If you’ve not been to this premiere rowing events, head down to the Charles River to cheer on these amazing athletes.
The organizers have created a great website that includes more information about the races, maps and FAQs. You can learn more by visiting the official HOCR website, www.hocr.org.
Each September, at the start of each academic year, tens of thousands of people move to Boston for the first time. Whether you are new to Boston or just looking for an excuse to be more active and make some new friends, joining one of the many LGBT sports teams and clubs can help you do both.
I’m off to my first Red Sox game of the season later this evening. It happens to be Out at Fenway. I’m hoping for a better game than last night’s disappointing loss in extra innings. Will you be at Fenway Park tonight?
Boston’s Gay Dodgeball League summer registration is now open. A welcome pick up game (open to all) will be on Thursday evening, June 27th. If you’re interested in joining feel free to RSVP here. The season will begin, starting July 11th and will run through August 22nd with the championship games on Thursday, August 29th. All Games will be played on Thursday evenings from 7:00PM-9:30PM at the Holland Community Center.
If you don’t live in Boston but are interested in dodgeball, leagues also exist in Atlanta, Austin, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Portland, Seattle, St. Louis and Tampa.