Beer League Softball

by - Friday, July 22, 2011

The other day my friend Jon asked me to sub for his beer league softball team.


I can only assume he asked me to play because I met the basic requirements:

1. I'm a girl.
2. I'm mildly athletic.
3. I don't actually drink beer, so I could drive if needed.

Softball sounded like a fun idea when Jon first asked me. Of course, I didn't realize the game would end up being on one of the hottest days of the year.


I headed to field last night armed with Gatorade and water, nervous not only about the heat, but also about just how rusty my softball skills were. I hadn't picked up a bat or fielded a ball since back in my intern days when I played in the D.C. media softball league.

express softball
Express softball team circa 2006

Anyway, despite the heat, last night's game was awesome! Good people, lots of fun, and we won!

I even managed to put the ball in play on my first try!


We celebrated the victory with nachos and margaritas. There's nothing quite like a softball team rolling into a bar smelly, sweaty and covered in dirt. What can I say, we're a classy bunch.

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