| 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 isnít a performance-enhancing drug ó 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 ó 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 ainít over till itís over. But sometimes itís over earlier than expected.
| July 25, 2012, 11:02 p.m.
It took years for Major League Baseball to accept the use of instant replay. And it’s still arguing about it. The House Softball League dealt with a similarly sweeping policy change over the issue of cancellations and forfeits. And it’s still arguing about it.
| July 25, 2012, 10:42 p.m.
Letís hope the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. protects our finances better than it does the outfield.
| July 25, 2012, 4:44 p.m.
In a low-scoring game on Tuesday night, the Cap City Flyers chose stingy defense over hard slugging offense as their weapon of choice in defeating the Big Lebowskis 7-4.
| July 23, 2012, 11:23 p.m.
It was a testy affair Tuesday night, as the All Vols eked out a 13-12 victory in the bottom of the seventh inning over La Flama Blanca.
| July 19, 2012, 11:34 p.m.
Holy vice presidential candidates, Batman!
| July 19, 2012, 12:04 a.m.
Settling on a name is a weighty proposition for teams in the House, Senate and Congressional softball leagues. Thatís why outside-the-box thinking is the norm rather than the exception. With one collective decision, the string of words will either cloak them in celebrity, provoke fear in opponents or make the masses laugh.
| July 18, 2012, 7:38 p.m.
A nasty thunderstorm passed through Georgetown this evening ó presumably on its way to the National Malló just before your correspondent was about to leave for the nightís games.
| July 17, 2012, 10:03 p.m.
The Regulators didn’t let a gem of a pitching performance by veteran John Cymbalsky go to waste tonight, besting the DCI Magic, 18-1.
| July 17, 2012, 3:31 p.m.
Major League Baseball marked the halfway point of its season with an exciting All-Star game Tuesday. Unlike MLB, softball in Washington, D.C., doesn’t hold such a game to mark its midway point.
| July 16, 2012, 10:38 p.m.
On a toasty Monday night on the National Mall, Victorious Secret came back from 18 runs down to defeat Yogi’s Hard Drivers, 31-27.