| 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.
| 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.
Let’s 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.