56th Annual O.M.B.A.C. Over The Line Championship

Have you guys heard about this OTL? This ish is cuh-razy. Dex referred to it way back in the day, but I realized that that is not what we have going on here, which I am quick to proclaim as The One True OTL, after having only been once. How do you play OTL, or "Over The Line" for the population of Squaresville? Well friends, I'm happy to let you in with this quick diagram stolen from the Old Mission Beach Athletics Club.

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Basically, stand at the apex of A, a teammate soft-tosses you the ball, hit the ball into the B range. There are outs, hits, and home runs. The full rules are here. Team names are any and and every vulgar one-liner you can think of, and then some. The other dimension if the game involves out-lasting your competition in terms of endurance. Alcohol is flowing, some would say, "freely" all day long, starting at 7:30 am. The scene is sort of like Mardi Gras, except instead of a parade, there's OTL. You think you can swing a mean softball bat and hit a ball, well try outlasting the mid-July California sun on Fiesta Island for two weekends in row while imbibing in a continuous stream of adult beverages. If you've never tried it, well, you should, given that you are not pregnant or elderly and sensitive to sun. If you followed us Twitter on Saturday, you may have seen some of the pictures I took, but I'm going to tell a tale and share some new ones, so hit the jump for exclusive content. There's a lot of pictures, so be patient.

The setting: Fiesta Island

Parking on the Island is only by permit, so if you don't have one, your journey started out like this:

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And here is the signage letting you know where you're at:

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I didn't want to wait for the shuttle because the line was long and I don't like lines, so I hit the ol' dusty trail:

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At last, heaven:

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Again at last, OTL being played!

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Here are some of the fields, numbered by flag. By this point, those loudspeakers you see are calling out the team match ups and on which fields they will be playing, so there is a steady stream of one-liners and vulgar limericks being broadcast:

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This chick is off-roading. Broken bones won't stop some people from attending OTL:

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The very complicated scoreboard, this picture was tweeted:

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This AT&T tower became my beacon of updates. The amount of people there required special attention from telecom carriers.

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The Welcome sign, which you'll notice I found only about 9 pictures in. Go me, doing it rite.

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Another offroader! People are dedicated to their OTL.

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The Littlest OTLer:

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Surveying the scene. I'd like to put out that at this point, alcoholic beverages were in play:

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This girl is wearing a Coors Light box shaped like a cowboy hat. I had to document it:

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Did I mention the team names? Here's, "Win or Loose, We Still Booze"

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The main staging area:

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Another team, "Take Out Your Teeth Bitch, Daddy Wants Head Tonight":

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You can't tell because this is digital still photography, but this was an impromptu dance party on top of a cooler wagon, complete with music:

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This is what you'd call a Wall of Shame. A fun game to play: If you've exposed your breasts at OTL in year's past, try to find yourself:

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Oh, I'm here to document sports being played, not breasts and drinking? Ok, here is a batter and pitcher, about to try and hit it Over The Line:

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There was a spill of panties, or a panty fight, or something, but I documented it:

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Did you want some tamales? Cuz these guys got tamales:

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Another team, "Our Balls Are So Sweaty, Our Crabs Are Swimming":

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Another team, I didn't catch their names, no t-shirts:

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This individual was hauled away by San Diego Police, he was visibly intoxicated:

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Another team, I think it was "Pretty soon, we'll be Gay":

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This is the best picture I took:

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Team Beer is Food:

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The man in the fox skin hat wanted the girl to wear the fur bikini:

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There was some kind of advertising on this young lady's posterior. Nonetheless, the footwear she chose was not proper:

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There was rowdiness within the Rockstar tent. Probably people partying like rock stars:

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Another team, "The Ho's Next Door":

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In this picture, the police were breaking up some kind of scuffle, you can see them surrounding an area and people on the rim of the playing area. All I saw was four cops hustling one way and I followed as best I could. You can hustle faster when you're an unintoxicated police officer, I guess:

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Action dying down:

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More clearing out:

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The police made those girls put more clothes on, I don't know why:

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All in all, there was lots of drinking, sand, and sun. Too much for these two dudes:

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Got tuna and Harry the Henderson:

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5-o'clock rolled around and it was time to pack up:

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Bye OTL:

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Back down the ol' dusty trail. In the distance: Downtown San Diego:

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And that was the first day of OTL. If you feel the need to be there, head down to Fiesta Island because it's still happening next weekend. More info is available at the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club's website found here.

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