"Five years ago, we started off with one league, in Federal Hill. People were like, 'What's bocce?'" says Todd Nagel, 32, spokesman for what started as the Baltimore Bocce League, but recently changed its name to Baltimore Social. "Now, this winter, we have seven spring bocce leagues. In winter, we play it indoors, in Mount Vernon. We have people who want to not do the other sports, but they're doing this."