You never know when a new “Clownball” gag is about to be born. When manager Herb Scaife brings his team together each year for practice before the season's opener, he has a great assortment of talent. There are the veterans, the one-year men, and of course, the rookies: new players trying out for the team.
First, a man must have outstanding basketball ability. Then, he looks for the individual player's flair for comedy and showmanship.
The Crowns keep a running line of chatter going through a game and if the fans listen as well as watch, there's many a verbal rib tickler.