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TheOtherOne
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2009
462 posts

Cabbage Ball

Had to explain what cabbage ball was to a friend who has lived here for eight years but didn't grow up here.

He was so confused. I told him I'll buy him a ball and show it to him. I haven't started to look yet, but does anyone know where I can definitely find one?


indianswim
LA-Monroe Fan
Dallas, TX
Member since Jan 2010
1635 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
A lot of leagues, especially up north, play something called 16 inch softball. I believe it's the same exact thing. Google that and you'll probably get some websites that sell them.


FriscoKid
LSU Fan
Red Stick
Member since Jan 2005
4728 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
bought one at Academy in Kenner last Easter. I assume all NOLA area Academy's have them in stock.


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TheOtherOne
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2009
462 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
I remember when we were kids everyone had some laying around. I don't want to order online, I just want to go to Academy or something.


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lnomm34
USA Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2009
8153 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
quote:

cabbage ball


Someone explain, please.

kthxbai


The Cable Guy
Iowa State Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2004
9692 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
think baseball on a really small field with a big soft ball that is kind of heavy. CYO baby!
This post was edited on 2/25 at 10:14 am


LSUballs
LA-Monroe Fan
RayVegas LA
Member since Feb 2008
24457 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
When I was a kid I thought my coonass cousins had flipped their lid when I heard them talking about playing cabbage ball. Then they produced this bigass soft softball as evidence that they were not lying dumbasses. It blew my mind.


LSUSUPERSTAR
LSU Fan
TX
Member since Jan 2005
10759 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
quote:

big soft ball that is kind of heavy.


And that you can't hit too hard.


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TheOtherOne
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2009
462 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
The first time I found out no one else played cabbage ball, I was dumbfounded.

Now I get it, New Orleans schools didn't have big enough yards and we could play on the concrete kick-ball field.

Fun game, and the only kids who got hurt were the girls playing "short-short" when they would get hit in face.


LSU-MNCBABY
USA Fan
#3
Member since Jan 2004
15465 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
Damn I love cabbage ball, haven't played since last summer.


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The Cable Guy
Iowa State Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2004
9692 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
Did you play in the CYO leagues? Very popular game in New Orleans.


LSUballs
LA-Monroe Fan
RayVegas LA
Member since Feb 2008
24457 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
quote:

"short-short


Wow, that brings back memories. In my little kid brain I can remember thinking La Place was some place akin to Mars with crazy games like cabbage ball and whacked-out positions like short-short.


Catman88
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2004
41521 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
Wait.. This is a Louisiana sport?? I thought it was played nationwide..


TheOtherOne
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2009
462 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
I never played for a CYO. I went to St. Pius, and we played other schools. St. Dominic was our biggest "rival"


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ThePoo
LSU Fan
MR. LAKEVIEW
Member since Jan 2007
57239 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
my cabbage ball career began and ended in Laplace


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TheOtherOne
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2009
462 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
It isn't even Louisiana, I think it's basically just the New Orleans Metro area... I know BR people who haven't heard of it.


WhiteWhale
LSU Fan
LSU Fan, Auburn Hater
Member since Aug 2009
6546 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
was this game ever played with a real cabbabe?

i know what exactly what cabbage ball is. its just a question


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Newbomb Turk
Navy Fan
perfectanschlagen
Member since May 2008
9961 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
quote:

Did you play in the CYO leagues? Very popular game in New Orleans.


Two time City (N.O.) Champs!!!

One year as a centerfield, one year as a pitcher.

Holy Rosary on Esplanade was our biggest rival. I loved playing on their field with the church as the right field wall. We had a left actually ring the bell and put the ball in the bell tower. That's an almost impossible shot for a righty.
This post was edited on 2/25 at 10:42 am


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indianswim
LA-Monroe Fan
Dallas, TX
Member since Jan 2010
1635 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
It's nationwide, but only popular in certain areas. Mostly up north. I umpire ASA softball and when we take the test, we have to know the rules for 16 inch, which is cabbage ball, even though nobody here plays it.


Catman88
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2004
41521 posts

re: Cabbage Ball
Wow.. I know I havent played it since I was little but I never thought it was a regional thing..


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