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    New regulations on classic children's games like tag, kickball and Wiffle Ball at New York day camps are an unnecessary attempt to "legislate fun," the president of the company behind the iconic backyard game told FoxNews.com.

    Dave Mullany, president of Wiffle Ball, Inc., based in Shelton, Conn., told FoxNews.com that he was shocked to hear that lawmakers in Albany recently identified the activity as "poses a significant risk of injury" along with other iconic childhood pastimes, like dodgeball.

    "It's crazy," Mullany said on Tuesday. "Amid all this talk of us becoming a nation of overweight kids, we really need to promote activity and kids having fun. Should these kids go to summer camp and sit quietly with their hands folded? It's a little disconcerting to see fun being legislated."

    Mullany said he expects to receive additional emails on top of the ones already "pouring in" voicing opposition to the new guidelines.

    The New York State Department of Health created the list of risky recreational activities in response to a state law passed in 2009. According to the New York Daily News, the law sought to close a loophole that legislators said allowed too many indoor camp programs to operate without oversight.

    Under the new regulations, any program that offers two or more organized recreational activities -- with at least one of them on the risky list -- is deemed a summer camp and subject to state regulation.

    "People talk about how we're less and less active and that we're concerned about the increasing waistlines, so to kind of limit what kids do for activity and recreation is somewhat ludicrous," Mullany continued.

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    Whiffle Ball?

    How will kids ever learn that life sometimes hurts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    Whiffle Ball?

    How will kids ever learn that life sometimes hurts?
    Thanks to the Nanny State pols in NY they may never know.

    Also on the list:

    * Capture the Flag

    * Crab Soccer

    * Dodgeball

    * Flag Tag

    * Flag Football

    * Ga Ga

    * Kickball

    * Nuk-em

    * Red Rover

    * Steal the Bacon

    * Tag (all varieties)


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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    Whiffle Ball?

    How will kids ever learn that life sometimes hurts?
    I knew we were fucked when they banned dodge ball :(



    God I miss those days hitting the fat slow kid with a red rubber ball, hi s look of shame and disgrace made my day :D
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    And people still need to ask why our children our growing into fat, lazy pussies? :mad:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    I knew we were fucked when they banned dodge ball :(



    God I miss those days hitting the fat slow kid with a red rubber ball, hi s look of shame and disgrace made my day :D
    hey, us fat slow kids could throw the ball just and hard and hurt some of ya jerkoff jocks ;) :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyackog View Post
    And people still need to ask why our children our growing into fat, lazy pussies? :mad:
    It's because of poor working mothers buying their kids Mickey D's /Michelle Obama
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    hey, us fat slow kids could throw the ball just and hard and hurt some of ya jerkoff jocks ;) :D
    I wasnt a jock just like to hear the BONG of a dodgeball hitting people :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    It's because of poor working mothers buying their kids Mickey D's /Michelle Obama
    I remember when my mother would kick me out of the house and told not to come back before dinner, dont know if that was for exercise or that I was a big pain in the ass as a kid :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    I wasnt a jock just like to hear the BONG of a dodgeball hitting people :)
    LOL, so did I, I usually lasted a while and got a few of the assholes out, that was always fun :D
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