Thunderstorms and Playoff Softball … Must Be August in D.C.
Posted at 10:09 p.m. on 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:
- Congress’ August recess isn’t enough to keep softballers inside. The Congressional and House leagues are still in action, boasting several games on the schedule each night. Early evening thunderstorms are common, but they occasionally dissipate before reaching Southwest D.C., where most games take place. The weather has been much more tolerable lately when it’s not raining (remember the 100-degree streak of early July?), so right now is a prime time to crack open a *soda* or two and go enjoy some casual softball.
- Still, with Congress in recess and the Republican and Democratic conventions going off in the coming weeks, there are many more open fields than we’ve seen all summer. Teams who usually can’t reserve a field early enough might want to take advantage.
- The Congressional Softball League tournament is kicking into high gear, and we’ve got all the coverage you can ask for. You can find our recap of the first day of group play here, highlights of which include a bad sunburn, a couple of big upsets and a cat running for Congress. Check in later this week for a short preview of this weekend’s slate. If you can’t make it out to Beulah Fields to watch the action Saturday, D.C’s best softball Twitter account will once again provide a live feed.
- As we mentioned last night, the House league playoff field is beginning to crystallize. On the outside looking in? Keep an eye on the tournament projection page to see whether your team has a chance at sneaking into a playoff bid based on cancellation or a loss this week.
That’s all for now, softballers. If your game didn’t get rained out, be sure to tweet results and photos @CQRCSoftball.