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Patrick Curran


Pat Curran is a rising junior at Georgetown University. A government major, Pat enjoys intramural sports and currently serves on the campus newspaper's board of directors after a yearlong stint as sports editor. In his hometown of Montpelier, Vt., Pat enjoys shooting hoops, going swimming and spending time with his younger sisters.

Curran no longer works for Roll Call.

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Bada Bings Take Home CSL Title

Sept. 18, 2012

After a month of blowouts, strikeouts and —most frustrating of all —rainouts, the Congressional Softball League has crowned a champion.

House League Bracket Is Out

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.

CSL Finals Schedule Released; HSL Bracket Coming Friday

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.

Licensed to IL, WAM! Play to a Draw

Aug. 23, 2012

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.

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:

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

Aug. 9, 2012

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.

Big Sixth Lifts FEC Over Mixed Nuts

Aug. 2, 2012

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

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 — 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

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.

Capitol Punishment Destroys Colorado Cutthroats

July 26, 2012

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

SEC Dominates Battle of Regulators

July 25, 2012

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

VP Candidates' Team Pulls Out Big Win

July 19, 2012

Holy vice presidential candidates, Batman!

Rain, Rain, Go Away

July 18, 2012

A nasty thunderstorm passed through Georgetown this evening — presumably on its way to the National Mall— just before your correspondent was about to leave for the night’s games.

Rounding the Bases

July 13, 2012

Miss any of the action down on the Mall this week? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a quick recap of the week’s action:

Tribe Holds Off Green Monsters

July 12, 2012

Need a metaphor for the Green Monsters’ 14-6 loss to the Tribe on Thursday night? Just look at their beloved Boston Red Sox.

For Alphabet Soup, Softball Is a Family Activity

July 11, 2012

There’s no crying in softball — on the field, at least. The Alphabet Soup fan section is a different story.

Quality Bests Quantity in Wednesday Battle

July 11, 2012

Strength isn’t always in numbers, especially in softball.

No Independence Day Hangover for Hoosier Daddies

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.

Tempers Run Hot on Eve of Holiday

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.

Trash Talk Lifts Tequila Mockingbirds Over Plan B

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.

Scott Ibaraki’s Big Day Lifts Bada Bings Over Read the Fine Print

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.

House Softball League Thrives Under Anthony Reed

June 13, 2012

“Three leagues? But there are only two chambers.”

Hit It Toomey Cuts Through Red Tape for Big Win

June 7, 2012

Disclaimer: Your trusted correspondent will stay away from NBA analogies tonight to avoid jinxing the Celtics like he did the Spurs.

Experience Bests Youth in Wednesday Showdown

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.

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