Dodgeball gear in Boston, Help Please!
October 26, 2006 12:31 PM   Subscribe

Dodgeballs in Boston! Harder to find than one might think!

Urgent help needed. Tonight my roommate and I are attending a Halloween fiesta and we NEED two dodge/kickballs and they appear to be unavailable in the Boston city proper. City Sports, my normal go-to says they dont carry the goods...any other ideas?? Please, our costume depends on it!
posted by Meemer to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total)
A lot of grocery stores have giant bins of balls for kids, have you looked there?
posted by saffry at 12:34 PM on October 26, 2006

Response by poster: I am new to town and have no car...should have included this in the initial report. And I live in the North End.
posted by Meemer at 12:36 PM on October 26, 2006

My Target (in central CT) had some halloween-themed ones earlier this month...can you get to a Target? It looks like there's one in Somerville. (Despite having eyeballs or spiders on them, they had the properly grippy dodgeball surface.)
posted by cobaltnine at 12:37 PM on October 26, 2006

You should try the Target and Toys R Us (if it's still there - bankruptcy??) near Andrews (red line). The mall they're in is a short walk or shuttle bus ride from the T, called South Bay. There's also a KayBee Toys in the Cambridgeside Galleria - a short walk from Lechmere (green) or Kendall (red). There's also a shuttle from Kendall.
posted by whatzit at 1:04 PM on October 26, 2006

Also known as playground balls, if you're calling around.
posted by smackfu at 1:29 PM on October 26, 2006

I think whatzit has the best suggestion (Galleria Mall), especially if you're coming from the north end. Take the Green line from North Station to Lechmere.
If none to be found at the Galleria, you can pick up the 87 bus to the Somerville Target. If that fails, take the 87 further onward to Porter Square and try the 24 hour CVS, which has a kids/toys section?
posted by enfa at 1:33 PM on October 26, 2006

I 2nd the above suggestions - try kid stores instead of sport stores. Also, if you call around, refer to them as kickballs or playground balls; "dodgeball" is not popular these days.
posted by Sprout the Vulgarian at 2:03 PM on October 26, 2006

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