Their Bats May Have Fallen Silent…

…but their mouths haven’t. From a reader (referring to this post):

    Whoever told you that nothing exciting or even remotely comical didn’t happen at the media league playoffs this weekend is either blind, stupid or was drinking beer at Ledo’s after being eliminated in two games and didn’t see the tournament on the whole. It was likely that jackass from the National Press Club, who should have been kicked off the team for the falsehoods, lies and insinuations he made to Fishbowl last week, which were all sour grapes because of his playing time. At this weekend’s playoffs: AOL once again got bent out of shape in the playoffs because of an umpire’s call and was peppering him with insults behind the backstop after the AOLiens were eliminated by WRC Sunday morning. The umpire finally turned around and said something through the backstop like “and yet I’m over here and you’re sitting there.” That shut up the mouthy AOLiens. A dude from Comcast SportsNet hit a massive home run that cleared the right field fence, a 10-yard stretch of grass and landed right through the open sunroof of someone’s SUV in the parking lot. The ball landed in the seat. Townhall.com cemented itself as the most disliked team in the league, supplanting the Washington Times, by constantly cussing and harping on themselves. Everyone was glad to see this bunch of whiners and complainers get ousted early in the tournament again. I don’t know why anyone would want to play for and with some of these people. A woman catcher for ABC News tried to save her team’s season by picking up a loose ball and making a flying attempt at tagging an Associated Press runner barreling home with the winning run. She just missed and ABC News was eliminated in a cloud of dust. Chris Cicatelli of the WJLA/NewsChannel 8 78ers was named winner of the Dale Solly Award for sportsmanship and camaraderie and had to stop talking several times to choke back the emotions of winning an award in honor of his close friend, who he had seen a few hours before his death, in 2002. It brought great reflection on the importance of everyone having a great time at our games. USA Today won the championship but it was revealed that the company wouldn’t pay all of their entry fee this year and the players had to dig into their pockets. The largest media company in the country and they won’t cough up the $500 or so for the entry fee. What a cheap-ass organization.

As we’ve said before: Fellas, it’s slow pitch softball. Played by journalists.

Simmer…