With eyes on May 9 East Bay match, S.F.
Bay Bombers roller derby is fast and real
Jim Fitzpatrick is old-school roller derby, with his roots in the 1960s when the sport was riding high. Now he's part of a modern resurgence and is bringing his team, the San Francisco Bay Bombers, to Alameda on May 9.
You'll see the 'jammers' breaking out of the pack, skating hard as they score points by passing their opponents and avoiding the heavier set 'blockers.' The Bombers are facing the Brooklyn Red Devils.
The match will be at the Alameda Point Gym in Alameda. Matches sell out so advanced tickets are suggested. Click here for more details and tickets.
These are professional athletes, members of the league American Roller Skating Derby. Fitzpatrick is the Bay Bombers General Manager, a former skater who retired from the sport after an injury.