Welcome to Roll Call’s Capitol Hill Softball Blog
Posted at 6:10 p.m. on May 2, 2012
(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are getting ready to slug it out on the campaign trail. But those around Capitol Hill are gearing up to slug it out on the diamond.
This week, the House and Congressional softball leagues kicked off their seasons. Looking to get an early start, the Senate league began on April 19.
With the season under way, players have begun to grab their cleats and bats, but we’ll be reaching for our notepads and tape recorders to bring you original news from a sporting event that has become a ritual in Washington.
In this space, we’ll preview marquee matchups, provide scores and highlights of pivotal games, and give readers a look at the personalities and inner workings of each league.
However, the volume of players and teams make covering every square inch of activity on and off the field next to impossible, even for the hardest-working reporters. That’s why we’re encouraging readers to lend a helping hand.
Whether you’re a go-to player in one of the leagues or a spectator behind a caged fence, we’re encouraging anyone and everyone to send us tips about developments our eyes may have missed. Moreover, we’re eager for your feedback. As the season progresses from May to September, let us know what we might be getting wrong, and if the mood suits you, what we are getting right.
By the time each league wades into its respective fall classic, we hope that you’ll have come to rely on this space as a one-stop shop for all your news on Congressional softball.
Before departing, we would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves.
Patrick Curran is a rising junior at Georgetown University. A government major, Pat enjoys intramural sports and serves on the campus newspaper’s board of directors after a yearlong stint as sports editor. He is originally from Montpelier, Vt.
A native Californian, Aaron Guerrero began life as a graduate student last fall in Georgetown University’s master of professional studies in journalism program. Before becoming your softball correspondent, he freelanced for the Daily Caller and interned at Roll Call.
As a wise man once said, play ball!