We live in a society that won't let kiddies play conkers or climb a tree. Yet here we are encouraged to do a corporate softball event every year here in the office. Dunno why they call it softball because it's big white and rock solid...fnar fnar!
Let's face it though I'm really rubbish at softball, but if I manage to get a good hit then I really do pack some beef into it.
Last year while attempting to bat, I missed the back of a colleagues head by three inches -I have no aiming skills whatsoever -nor it would seem do any of my colleagues. Other people were just as lucky, also just missing people in the park by mere inches. Amazingly there were no injuries (just a matter of time though) but it's fantastically dangerous.
We can do all that and the 'elf n safety' brigade say nothing. Chase a rolling cheese down a hill (much safer in my view) and their all over you.
Full thrust to the rocketeers though I think thats great.