Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Mallet on bike in the crease AKA mallet on bike on ball
You know that moment when the ball is about to roll right into the goal real slow, and then then goalie backs up on top of it?
It's always in that moment where the opposite team is just smanging away at the ball, without regard to the fact that they're also whacking your bike with their mallet.
I realize that this is a crucial point in the game and that any ball next to the goal hole is panic inducing for all involved, but maybe we should say something about the static ninja-ball?
Maybe something like:
If the ball should become trapped under the wheel of a goalie, the "like-contact" rules still apply, and any point scored by contact of an opponent's mallet to the goalie's bike shall result in a non-goal turnover to the scored-upon team.
I dunno, am I just making shit up here? This is a thing that happens, right?!