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Bumper cars, lacrosse = WhirlyBall

Originally Published: June 13, 2010
By Matthew Lindner | Special to Page 2

VERNON HILLS, Ill. -- THUMP!

What do you get when you combine bumper cars with lacrosse and basketball?

The answer is a game called WhirlyBall, a sport seemingly born out of an 8-year-old's imagination. Picture this -- two teams of five in bumper cars in a room measuring half the size of a basketball court.

The players are all wielding equipment similar to the long, curvy cestas used in jai-alai. And the goal is simple -- gain control of the white Wiffle ball placed in the ...

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