Singles Softball League Coming to McCarren Park and I Refuse to Make Fun of It

06/03/2010 1:56 PM |


It’s hard to meet people in the big city (I’ve been told, I think, or maybe read somewhere?), so I guess having a softball league dedicated entirely to “playing the field” (their pun, not mine) makes a lot of sense. Starting this Saturday in McCarren Park, eight teams, comprised of an equal ratio of men and women, will play with balls in an effort to find love (does that ever work?).

Frankly, I’m going to come straight out and say that I admire these folks for putting themselves on the line, for basically signing up for what sounds like a grown-up gym class, that they might find someone to fall in love with. And so I salute you, Softball Singles! May all your bats connect and all your balls be caught, all your fungoes be treatable and all your pepper games allowed, all your pop ups high and all your brush-backs hard, all your sliders low and all your double steals successful.

And I look forward to watching you all make out at Mugs, after.

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  • “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.”

  • And it’s $100 per person. But the making out is still free.