| Aug. 30, 2012, 9:44 p.m.
In honor of the what’s essentially the last day of the House Softball League’s season (the Big Lebowskis play two isolated games in September, but most teams are done as of today), Roll Call Softball is here to hand out awards for the 2012 HSL season.* The accolades are based on the games we were able to cover —an admittedly small sample — but we’d like to think our awards are deserved regardless.
| Aug. 29, 2012, 11 p.m.
The Congressional Softball League kicked off a big news week in the D.C. softball scene by releasing the bracket and game schedule for its 2012 finals round Wednesday.
| Aug. 28, 2012, 12:04 p.m.
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose — and sometimes you get rained out.
| Aug. 23, 2012, 10:19 p.m.
Everyone was expecting this week’s House Softball League showdown between No. 7 Licensed to IL and No. 25 WAM! to be close. But only the HSL website knew just how close.
| Aug. 23, 2012, 10:10 p.m.
A nasty storm cloud burst over Georgetown just as your correspondent was leaving for the day’s games, so we didn’t have any live coverage on a dreary Wednesday night. For those of you in need of a softball fix, here’s a quick update of what’s going on around the leagues:
| Aug. 21, 2012, 10:52 p.m.
The House Softball League’s website was already considerably more entertaining than either of its counterparts — if you need proof, just check out the trash-talk message boards —and the newest late-season feature has made it even better.
| Aug. 21, 2012, 11:25 a.m.
The Congressional Softball League is essentially the “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” of the sporting world during the regular season — the rules are made up, and the points don’t matter.
| Aug. 20, 2012, 11:35 p.m.
Facing potentially treacherous weather, the Great Lakers and the Whiskey Caucus met on the National Mall and stayed through the rain for a battle that left the Lakers with a 21-13 victory.
| Aug. 15, 2012, 10:08 p.m.
Civil war has descended upon the Securities and Exchange Commission! Well, sort of.
| Aug. 14, 2012, 11:58 p.m.
Sometimes, pure adrenaline can lift an average team over a far superior one —particularly at the end of the season. But most of the time, not even an emotional high can make up for pure talent on the diamond.
| Aug. 13, 2012, 10:28 p.m.
Across from the Smithsonian Castle tonight, Jason Covey of Victorious Secret (11-9) channeled his inner Babe Ruth against Swift Justice (0-11). Standing at home plate chomping on a cigar, his team already leading 11-2, Covey slammed the ball into the outfield, rounding the bases and coming back home with his cigar still lit.
| Aug. 9, 2012, 10:57 a.m.
Pot-smoking athletes, when caught, insist that marijuana isn’t a performance-enhancing drug — a point that is rarely challenged, even by opponents. Whether that translates in the Congressional Softball League is less clear.
| Aug. 8, 2012, 12:18 a.m.
It was raining home runs on the National Mall on Tuesday night as What Exit? slugged its way past the Big Lebowskis by a score of 22-16.
| Aug. 6, 2012, 10:54 p.m.
Shaking off an early deficit, Transport This relied on some late-inning heroics to defeat Bloomberg Government 10-7 in Congressional Softball League action Monday night.
| Aug. 2, 2012, 10:22 p.m.
Campaign finance laws may or may not need reform, but the Federal Election Commission’s hitting definitely doesn’t.
| Aug. 1, 2012, 11:04 p.m.
Every two years, an unlucky few lawmakers clean out their offices and say goodbye to Capitol Hill. Their staffers are left searching for new positions — some follow their bosses to new campaigns, cross over into the private sector, stroll down to K Street or go to work for other candidates.
| Aug. 1, 2012, 10:44 p.m.
One of the perks of a league in which the commissioner plays is that it makes it remarkably easy to stick it to the Man.
| July 31, 2012, 10:59 p.m.
Team Dump Truck, a first-year Congressional Softball League team loaded with University of Florida alumni, had an impressive record before Tuesday night’s game, sitting at 6-2 and ranked 18th in the league.
| July 30, 2012, 11:25 p.m.
In the Congressional Softball League , even if you’re down, you’re far from out.
| July 26, 2012, 10:15 p.m.
It ain’t over till it’s over. But sometimes it’s over earlier than expected.