washington, dc, is a very silly place

Via Mike Riggs at Reason:

Once again, the softball team representing the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has backed out of playing a Congressional Softball League game against the One Hitters, a team consisting of members of several drug policy reform organizations and others who support ending the "war on drugs..."

This is not the first time the Czardinals have refused to play the One Hitters.

Czardinals? One Hitters? Seriously, this isn't from The Onion. (I checked.)

In 6 years, the team found one reason or another to avoid taking the field against this team of individuals dedicated to reforming the out-of-date and ineffectual policies promoted by the ONDCP...

"It is really disappointing that the ONDCP not only refuses to have an honest debate with drug policy reformers about the absolute failure of drug prohibition, but also keeps ducking out of softball games with us," said One Hitters team captain Jacob Berg.

To be fair, I don't think I could stomach hanging out with anyone who worked for the ONDCP socially.


Gino said...

but it would be fun to beat them at softball.
better yet... football, full contact.

Bike Bubba said...

I think the "Czardinals" are just dreading the inevitable outcome of the game; being thrashed soundly by people they suspect of using drugs.

Along the same lines, my church team used to play a team called the "Lafayette Town Drunks." They would come in with about three or four beers apiece in their system, play close the first few innings, and then when my team got tired, they got sober. It was ugly.

And they were all over 40, too. Nice guys, but humiliating to play.

Except when their catcher coached me to my only home run ever. That was in the park, and in the first couple of innings, of course.

Gino said...

did you celebrate with a few beers of your own?

Bike Bubba said...

Nope. Generally we continued the misery by going to a "Sonic." Ugh, I hope I never eat there again.