Updated: For the 2012 schedule go here: http://www.ombac.org/over_the_line/
This event is notorious. And, even though there are those who are trying to “clean it up,” OTL (Over The Line) will always be known by longtime locals as an event that is full of Beer, Babes, and The Beach, with the tournament itself almost just being an excuse to go to Fiesta Island to party hard; all day long.
Over The Line is a form of softball played on sand. The games are played on 50 mini-courts and are limited to 1,200 3-person teams in 9 age-divisions. Unlike in softball, the Batter and Pitcher are on the same team. The Batter stands at Home while the Pitcher stands in front of The Line, not in the Triangle. Fielders from the other team stand behind The Line, in fair territory. The objective is for the batter to hit the ball into fair territory without a fielder catching it.
Fueled by copious amounts of alcohol, the tournament has gained a reputation for its hedonistic and sexual overtones. Just check out some of these team names: 50 Easy Virgins, The Camel Toes, Sit On a Happy Face, Long Beach 69ers. I could go on, but I think you get my point here. Personally, I just like hearing the names of some of these teams.
Now, I don’t need to tell you (I hope) that this is NOT an event for the kiddies.
Dates: July 9-10, 16-17
Time: 7:30am – 8:00pm.
Location: East Mission Bay Park (Fiesta Island)
More Info: http://www.ombac.org/over_the_line/
NOTE: Admission is free, but guests are asked to observe OTL’s “Five B Rules.”
No Bottles, Babies, Bowser’s (dogs), Birds, Battles (Fights) or Boas (Constrictors).
You will not be allowed to drive onto the island during this event. So, check out the OMBAC site for details on the shuttle services and parking availability.
Bicycle use is limited as well. Bikes are not permitted on the sand near the playing court areas as they can be a “health hazard” for the players and spectators. Please look for the designated bicycle parking areas to lock your bike up.
Please Drink Responsibly. Please consume alcohol only in the Permit Zone Areas.
Photos courtesy of OMBAC