Rounding the Bases
Posted at 4:45 p.m. on June 22, 2012
From left: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Donna Edwards and Laura Richardson give high fives as the Members' team is introduced at Wednesday's Congressional Women's Softball Game featuring Congress vs. the media. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A quick recap of what we learned this week out on the diamond and from behind our laptops:
- Humans aren’t the only ones the humid and nasty heat can have an adverse effect on. During their mob-off, the Hitmen and the Bada Bings had to halt play after a tree in the outfield “spontaneously” caught fire. The episode was bad enough to prompt a firetruck to come out and quell the flames. Thankfully, there were no reported injuries. To check out a live shot of the incident, click here.
- The Bad News Babes, aka the press, handed Members a 13-10 loss in Wednesday’s fourth annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game. Unlike last year’s 5-4 final, this year’s game was a high-scoring affair, as Members put 9 runs on the board in the final two innings, only to fall short of completing the comeback. Roll Call’s own Abby Livingston was named MVP for the Babes.
- The Congressional Softball League now has a new first-place team after weeks of Bings’ dominance. Booze, Win or Lose is now occupying first place with an impressive 8-0 record. Judging by their name, its easy to imagine how they might have celebrated the feat. In the House Softball League, Texas Republic stands alone in first with a 6-0 record. As for the Senate Softball League, well, it’s hard to gather a definitive answer based on the league site. But the Duelers and the Pacurs lead all teams with five wins.