Pot Lobby Softball Team Smokes White House, 5-2

Credit: Chris McMillonCredit: Chris McMillonThe One Hitters, a Congressional Softball League team of marijuana reformers, continued their win-streak Wednesday night against the White House staff team with solid fielding and some choice hits. 

STOTUS (Softball Team Of The United States) fought to remain competitive for the first few innings, taking a one-run lead in the top of the second inning. The One Hitter bats responded with two runs at the bottom of the inning. Impeccable teamwork in the field kept the pot coalition on top for a final score of 5-2.

"The fact that it was a close, well-played game all the way through made the game more fun, and victory even sweeter," said Dan Riffle, director of government relations with the Marijuana Policy Project. The One Hitters were the favorites going into Wednesday night's game after ashing the White House staffers 25-3 in their previous contest. Team members speculated that after last year's drubbing, President Obama may have made the game mandatory for all interns with high school or collegiate athletic experience.

The game between the One Hitters and STOTUS was a friendly contest and also a good opportunity to talk with staffers, said Morgan Fox, also with the MPP. President Obama had said while campaigning that he'd relax drug policy, but "now he ignores us," said Fox.

"He said he wouldn't use Justice Department resources to circumvent state laws on this issue, but that's exactly what he has done," said Riffle.

The team is undefeated in regular season play with seven wins in league play. Staffers from MPP, Americans for Safe Access, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Students for Liberty, and stopthedrugwar.org comprise the One Hitters' roster. MPP was a leading organization behind the passage of Colorado's Amendment 64, and is also behind lobbying efforts to pass medical marijuana legalization in Illinois and New Hampshire, according to Riffle.

The One Hitter takes all kinds. "We have libertarians, progressives, and labor unionists, but we have fun together over softball," said Clark Ruper, of Students for Liberty.

In previous One Hitters coverage, the Drug Czar's office refused to play the pot lobby's softball team. 

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  • ||

    How is this a story??

    /localpapercommenter

  • LTC(ret) John||

    "and some choice hits"

    Heh.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    They should have named their team Choom Gang.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I demand urine tests.

  • Brett L||

    This is why the Olympics consider marijuana a performance enhancing drug!

  • Calvin Coolidge||

    The turning point came in the Seventh inning, when the Obama team's shortstop tried to score from third on a fly ball, but was stoned at the plate. His team failed to get a single hit for the rest of the game.

  • Hyperion||

    The team is undefeated in regular season play

    Well, it's obvious! This pot menace is worse than we thought! It makes sports monsters out of ordinary folk! If the pro sports teams get wind of this, they'll all be stoned! We have to act now, for the children, where's that bill, congress?!

  • A Serious Man||

    Well Mr. Riffle had done it, the pot heads had won it. We're talking softball....

  • Ska||

    Mattingly, I thought I told you to shave those sideburns!

    *Ken Griffey, Jr. rolls by in a wheelchair with gigantic head*

  • Spartacus||

    How the wheelchair got a gigantic head, I don't know.

  • Mainer2||

    Re: the pic.

    Sturdy softball girls....mmmmmmm

  • Rasilio||

    The best part about them is they know how to handle a bat

  • SugarFree||

    Because "bat" is a type of one-hitter.

  • Mainer2||

    obscure yet perfectly relevant. well played sir.

  • Brandon||

    Is there anyone Obama hasn't shit on yet?

  • Brandon||

    Hmm, my quotes got left out.

    President Obama had said while campaigning that he'd relax drug policy, but "now he ignores us," said Fox.

    "He said he wouldn't use Justice Department resources to circumvent state laws on this issue, but that's exactly what he has done," said Riffle.

    Is there anyone Obama hasn't shit on yet?

  • Sevo||

    Bet there we some high flies!

  • ChrisO||

    They went out for some celebratory Doritos after the game.

  • ||

    Has whoever bought the Hostess recipes in production yet? Because I'm sure they used to celebrate with Twinkies, Cupcakes and Snoballs.

  • PRX||

  • ||

    And now I just want to get stoned instead of talking about MLS feeds like I have been for the last hour and a half.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Soccer? Jesus, you are a deviant, aren't you? I mock you, and your precious Sounders.

  • ||

    Multiple Listing Services you bonehead. And the Sounders suck.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Yes, they do, and so do you, and so does the national association of Realtors™.

  • Brett L||

    Could be worse. My meeting today was, "we have a 3rd party EHR system that we want all the records extracted from and placed into PDF files based on patient, date, and record-type. We know it has a SQL component, and that is stores TIFF files on a local drive on the server. You have 100 hours to deliver. Go. Oh, bee-tee-dubs, this is a warmup, the next one is a C-Tree based system."

    Actually, my favorite part of this system is that the actual "chart extraction" is done by creating reports in Access and was (as if "in Access" wasn't a giveaway) written by a non-programmer. I'll give the guy credit, though, he may have picked the worst successful way of doing it, but it does fucking work. Now I just need to put every other type of EHR systems' data in terms that Access program can interpret.

  • ||

    Ha ha, you have to work with Access, PDFs, and file storage. I just have to ELT some feeds into SQL Server.

  • Brett L||

    OTOH, I did get to do some fun real SQL yesterday.

  • Paul.||

    I'd like to tell you what's on my Healthcare IT plate this week, but I've discovered that the Catholics know fuck all about IT, and all I know is, they want something somewhere done, it's IT related, and it needs to be done by July 1.

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