Photos from Syracuse Kickball #Tweetup2011!

On Saturday, July 16, 2011, Frank (@dagsly) and I (@deafgeoff) hosted a kickball tweetup at Onondaga Lake Park to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Twitter going public. Frank was the captain for “Team @Ev” and I was the captain for “Team @Biz,” and what ensued was an afternoon of nerdy fun, pseudo-athleticism, and delicious refreshments with new and old friends!

Mitch, who umpired the game, wrote a summary of the day’s events. It was a little ridiculous because most of us hadn’t played kickball since grade school, and the heat was rough, but we had fun. Team @Ev won fairly, 18-15, despite a controversial call in the bottom of the last inning. I threatened to go Ron Artest on Mitch, and he threw me out. (Not seriously.)

Most people brought refreshments, and we also enjoyed having cheerleaders in Sunny (she took most of the photos), Katie and “Little Man.” All in all, it was a great time.

Thank you to everyone who came to Syracuse Kickball #Tweetup2011:
Frank – @dagsly
Nicole – @nursebeaslee
Teri – @jivetalkinmama
Andrea – @YoDaCoolest
Tracy – @tracytilly
Mike – @FitSyracuse
Melissa – @ArmoryMassage
Geoff – @deafgeoff
Kevin – @syrdt
Jared – @jaredbrickman
Pat – @Pat_Gonzalez
Mel – @mellokittie
Sarah – @SarahTarq
Lorne – @zbdaddy
Ross – @rvstoltz
Alyssa – @AlyssaHenry
Mitch – @Mitch_M
Steve – @SteveBorek
Jen – @nonpareilscake
Sunny – @sunnyinsyracuse
Katie – @katiekrames
(If I missed someone, let me know!)

» See more Kickball #Tweetup2011 photos on Facebook!

Play kickball at #tweetup2011 in Syracuse! Do you want to be on Team @Ev or Team @Biz?

We're celebrating the 5th anniversary of Twitter going public with a kickball game in Syracuse on July 16!

The first tweet was sent March 13, 2006 and now, five years later, Twitter has grown to 200 million users sharing news, branding businesses, starting revolutions, interacting with celebrities and (best of all) making new friends. Twitter went public July 15, 2006, and we want to celebrate the fifth anniversary by making more new friends with a tweetup — a kickball tweetup!

Join us Saturday, July 16 from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, just a short distance from Carousel Center in Syracuse, for food and drinks with CNY’s Twitterati. We’ll also be playing kickball at 1 p.m. at the parkside field near the Wegmans playground.

You’re invited to bring friends and family (whether they’re on Twitter or not), plus bring food and drinks! If you want to play kickball, you can either be on Team @Ev (with @dagsly as your team captain) or Team @Biz (with yours truly, @deafgeoff as captain).

» RSVP for the event on Facebook – say what team you want to be on!

Invite others and share this event on Twitter with hashtag #tweetup2011!

We’ll be meeting at 12 noon at the kickball field near the Wegmans Playground at Onondaga Lake Park. Game starts at 1 p.m.

The details:

Celebrate Twitter’s 5th anniversary with a Syracuse tweetup and kickball!
Saturday, July 16 ยท 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Onondaga Lake Park, Liverpool NY (near Carousel Center mall in Syracuse)
Bring friends, family, food and/or drinks. We’ll meet at the field at 12 noon, start kickball at 1 p.m. and have an awesome time.