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Old 03-13-2012, 06:47 PM #1
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How often do you go to the field by yourself?

Hey guys,

Just curious how many of you just show up to the field as a walk on vs how often you go with a couple buddies, I ask because a field by me has an open game on the 25th that I was thinking about going to since I just got a gun and will probably be getting into playing a little but I just don't wanna look like an @$$ going by myself haha idk just a question.

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Old 03-13-2012, 07:05 PM #2
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:29 PM #3
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Just go, don't be a tool or hide in the corner. Be polite and friendly, meet new people and have fun.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:51 PM #4
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Just go, don't be a tool or hide in the corner. Be polite and friendly, meet new people and have fun.
^^This^^

I go by myself all the time, and almost always make some friends throughout the day.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:30 PM #5
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the field is a community, hang out and talk with the regulars, make new friends. I'm usually more prone to talk to those there by themselves.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:55 PM #6
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Only been twice on my own. Didn't have as much fun as I do when I go with friends.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:08 PM #7
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:24 PM #8
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depends on who you are, i'm pretty quiet but i still just go on walk on days to see what's good. last week i found 4 guys who needed a 5th so i jumped in. you'll always find a few DBs at the field but don't let that discourage you. there's plenty of people who just wanna play some pb and have fun
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:26 PM #9
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I've gone a few times alone, I made a really good friend one day I went by myself. Everyone around here is usually really nice, just say hello and use the manners your mother taught you and you'll be golden.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:36 PM #10
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I go alone a bit, but now have other regular loners that i'm getting to know, so all good
At the end everyone is there for the same thing
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:49 PM #11
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I usually go with my team, but I have gone alone. Just find a group with an odd number of people and you'll be indispensable!
The more you are friendly and open to meeting people, the more people will accept you and ask you to play with them!
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:18 PM #12
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I go alone all the time and I consider myself to be awkward.

The field I go to in Ottawa has a good group of members and regulars that we all know each other. And, I only started going to that field last year.

So, get out there and meet new people.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:09 AM #13
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Ill be going alone all the time once I get home. Every one I used to play with moved or quit and now that Im getting back into it, Ill be a one man wolf pack.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:22 AM #14
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i try to make as much friends on the field as they are my fellow ballers
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:04 AM #15
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depends on who you are, i'm pretty quiet but i still just go on walk on days to see what's good. last week i found 4 guys who needed a 5th so i jumped in. you'll always find a few DBs at the field but don't let that discourage you. there's plenty of people who just wanna play some pb and have fun
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:09 AM #16
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Everyone there just wants to do what you're doing. Last time I went with my brother, but we got another guy to do a straight run down the field with us.

It's fun, think of it like going to a bar, everyone is there for the same reason.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:00 AM #17
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^^This^^

I go by myself all the time, and almost always make some friends throughout the day.
this. I've done this for so long that anyone that goes to my field has heard of me. I try to just be myself and talk to anyone I can. You may learn something along the way.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:12 AM #18
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Gotcha ok well I'm not too awkward but didn't know if it was imposing in any way haha but thanks for the responses guys!
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:34 AM #19
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I sometimes have the most fun flying solo at the field. It allows me to free up, meetn ew people, bull **** and hang out with some of the other solo regulars at my field, rather then having to worrry about making sure my buddy is ready to go for the next round.

It's fun to hit up the field with some friends, but sometimes its a hassle making sure everyone is ready and geared up and good to g. Its easier to just do what you do and make the most of your time.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:18 PM #20
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Never been to the field by myself, but I have went and met new people from here at the field. So I guess I went by myself, but I met up with new people.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:33 PM #21
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If I wasn't willing to go to the field by myself, I wouldn't get to play at all. In my 20 years of playing, nobody I know/played with has stuck with the sport.

About 12 years ago, I realized if I wanted to keep playing, I was just going to have to go by myself and make new friends all the time. It's been working just fine. It was real nice to have a team of guys to play with ages ago, but that ship has sailed. I'm too old/commited elsewhere for that anyway. Better to just walk-on when I can and have a good time with whomever happens to be there.
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