Wild, Crazy Fun at OTL 2011

Naughty team names, booze and the heat brought out some of San Diego's wildest athletes.

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Christine Domingo
The 58th annual Over-the-Line World Championship Tournament takes place July 9-10 and July 16-17 on Fiesta Island in Mission Bay from 7:30 am to dusk.
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It's an annual tradition in San Diego where teams compete in the sand playing a three-on-three form of softball.
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The first weekend is packed with teams whose names would make most mothers blush - another tradition.
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See images from OTL 2010 here.
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Held by the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club, OTL serves as the primary fundraising source for OMBAC's year-round charitable programs.
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The first weekend has more of a party atmosphere. The second weekend is where the semi-finalists compete for the championship.
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Over 3,900 athletes and 1,300 teams will compete on 50 sand courts.
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This year, the double elimination features 1,300 three-person teams fighting for trophies in 10 divisions for men, women, and by age.
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See images from OTL 2010 here.
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This isn't your ordinary ball game, over 55,000 people are expected to watch the four-day tournament.
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Over-the-Line (OTL) is a combination of baseball and softball where the goal is to hit the ball "over the line" which is about 55 feet in front of the batter.
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Fiesta Island transformed into an equal level playing field for OTL players ages 18 to 70+.
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OTL games lasts three or four innings, there aren't any bases and most importantly get that ball over the line.
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