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Licensed to IL, WAM! Play to a Draw

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.

Thunderstorms and Playoff Softball ... Must Be August in D.C.

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:

House League Tourney Projections Are Up

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.

CSL Tourney Recap: Day One

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.

Great Lakers Aiming for Greatness

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.

Naked Shorts Win Intra-SEC Battle

Civil war has descended upon the Securities and Exchange Commission! Well, sort of.

No Happy Ending for Brockschmidt, Whiskey Caucus

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.

Victorious Secret's Secret Is in the Defense

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.

One Hitters Edge Booze, Win or Lose in Top-10 Battle

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.

What Exit? Comes Out on Top in Home-Run Fest

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.

Late-Inning Surge Powers Transport This to Victory

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.

Big Sixth Lifts FEC Over Mixed Nuts

Campaign finance laws may or may not need reform, but the Federal Election Commission’s hitting definitely doesn’t.

No Member or Office? No Problem for Softballers

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.

Alphabet Soup Edges Yellow Journalists in Marquee Matchup

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.

Rookie Team's Luck Runs Out Against Veteran Opponent

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.

Below .500 Teams Face Off With Eye Toward Post-Season

In the Congressional Softball League , even if you’re down, you’re far from out.

Capitol Punishment Destroys Colorado Cutthroats

It ain’t over till it’s over. But sometimes it’s over earlier than expected.

League Searches for Answer to Cancellations

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.

SEC Dominates Battle of Regulators

Let’s hope the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. protects our finances better than it does the outfield.

Cap City Flyers Use Defensive Prowess in Victory

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.

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