In sandlot games, such as Wiffle ball and kick
ball, the defense
can hit the runner with a thrown
ball, qualifying as an out.
As with most Native American
activities, an Indian out is a violent alternative to an otherwise peaceable sport as it has the potential
to sting, bruise, welt, blind, or otherwise injure.
Before the game started, we agreed
to allow Indian outs. As a result, Debbie went home crying
about the 3rd inning.
Indian outs are fun. Last week, Ken almost cracked Bud's skull open when Bud tried to steal
home. Bud got Kenny back in the 5th, however, when he threw the ball as hard as he could from five
feet away, hitting Ken right in the nuts for the third out.