It seems that launching a successful political website is much easier than forming a successful softball team, at least in the ultra-competitive environment of Capitol Hill softball.
Despite The Daily Caller’s modest success as a competitor to top political websites such as the Drudge Report and the Huffington Post, the site’s softball squad is still mired in a two-year losing streak. Since its founding last summer, the site’s Daily Ballers have yet to register even a single victory. So far this season, they are winless in four games.
“If we win a game, that’ll be a big deal for us,” said Alex Pappas, one of the team’s coaches and a reporter for The Daily Caller. “We like to think of ourselves as hard-hitting journalists — but when it comes to softball, we could learn to hit the ball a little bit harder.”
The Ballers first registered to play in the Senate League last year, as the website, founded by conservative pundit and journalist Tucker Carlson, readied for a January 2010 launch. During the team’s first season, the players were entirely interns — not a surprise in an office that hosts more than 50 interns at once.