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From this week's issue of the Willamette Week, the official paper of record when it comes to getting their ass handed to them in softball:

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SOFTBALL, HARD LOSS: Oh, how the mighty have fallen. WW’s defending-champion bar league softball team lost in the second round of the playoffs to Old Gold, the team formerly known as The Portland Mercury. While engaged in a valiant comeback attempt, with the bases loaded in the bottom of the final inning, WW’s Ben Mollica hit a line drive right into the mitt of Ezra Ace Caraeff, the nimble Mercury music editor. Caraeff spiked the ball and walked off the field to celebrate with his team, which won 14-12. Players from both teams stayed to watch Disjecta and its all star, Stephen Malkmus, advance to the next round. Some guys just have it all.

All of that is true, although "nimble" is not exactly a term that is often used when describing me (I have fallen off a roof, twice). Regardless, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to Team WW for spiking the ball after making that catch—a move made famous by this handsome man—I was caught up in the moment and it was not a polite gesture from a dignified (and nimble!) player such as myself. Sorry guys.

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