Stories by Patrick Curran:
Sept. 18, 2012
After a month of blowouts, strikeouts and ómost frustrating of all órainouts, the Congressional Softball League has crowned a champion.
Sept. 4, 2012
Just a quick update, as things have all but wrapped up on the Mall this season.Three games remain on the Congressional League schedule, and four of the six teams involved have already been knocked out of the playoffs. The league will wrap up its season this Saturday at Beulah Fields in Alexandria, Va.; check out our preview post from last week for more details.
Aug. 29, 2012
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. 23, 2012
Everyone was expecting this weekís 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
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. 9, 2012
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. 2, 2012
Campaign finance laws may or may not need reform, but the Federal Election Commission’s hitting definitely doesn’t.
Aug. 1, 2012
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
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 26, 2012
It ainít over till itís over. But sometimes itís over earlier than expected.
July 25, 2012
Letís hope the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. protects our finances better than it does the outfield.
July 19, 2012
Holy vice presidential candidates, Batman!
July 18, 2012
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 13, 2012
Miss any of the action down on the Mall this week? Donít worry, weíve got you covered. Hereís a quick recap of the weekís action:
July 12, 2012
Need a metaphor for the Green Monstersí 14-6 loss to the Tribe on Thursday night? Just look at their beloved Boston Red Sox.
July 11, 2012
Thereís no crying in softball ó on the field, at least. The Alphabet Soup fan section is a different story.
July 11, 2012
Strength isnít always in numbers, especially in softball.
July 5, 2012
The smoke from the fireworks was long gone, but there was no shortage of thrills at the Washington Monument on Thursday night.
July 3, 2012
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership softball team dominated from start to finish tonight, besting the National Committee for Quality Assurance, 12-6, at Washington Monument Field No. 6.
June 21, 2012
Many athletes practice the trade of trash talking, but few have truly mastered it. One of them was present on the National Mall tonight.
June 14, 2012
The Bada Bings (8-0) shook off an up-and-down start to post a 20-13 win over the Government Printing Office’s previously perfect Read the Fine Print (4-1) in a 90-minute epic tonight.
June 13, 2012
ďThree leagues? But there are only two chambers.Ē
June 7, 2012
Disclaimer: Your trusted correspondent will stay away from NBA analogies tonight to avoid jinxing the Celtics like he did the Spurs.
June 6, 2012
If the San Antonio Spurs were paying attention to Wednesday’s Congressional Softball League action, they’d be feeling pretty good about their chances right now.