Date: Thu, 27 Jul 1995 00:37:51 -0700 From: kim mckinzey Subject: Re: put up, off-the-point I remember hearing about putting up coffee, but none of the other senses of "put up." I also remember stoop ball - with scoring rules similar to baseball. Punch ball was also scored like baseball except there was no pitcher. The person who was "up" tossed the (ever-present) spaldeen in the air and punched it. There was also stick ball - played in the street mostly by boys. There were also lots of other games played with the spaldeen - variously bouncing it or throwing it in the air or toward your playmate across the sidewalk squares. This was Brooklyn in the 50's. Rima McKinzey