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The Hill Bests Roll Call

In this weekend’s Roll Call v. The Hill softball match, The Hill newspaper defeated the Roll Call EditOrioles by a score of 10-9 (and, yes, Brody Mullins showed up to play for his old paper).

We hear that Bob Cusack, Kelly McCormack, Mike Laws, Klaus Marre carried the team.

>UPDATE: Tips coming in:

  • “The Hill beat Roll Call 11-9 on Saturday, and we didn’t need to bring in alumni to do it (though Patrick O’Connor was there for moral support).”

  • In reference to this, a tipster writes in: “St. Louis native Craig Winneker, managing editor at Roll Call for 10+ years and now at WSJ Europe, was the best first baseman. Bresnahan rarely played.”

  • In reference to this, a tipster writes, “Vandehei never came out for a softball game.”

  • Craig Winneker writes in (referring to this list): “Hate to be picky but… Me at SS. Those other hotshots may have done better as free agents on the journo market but I was the only one who could actually play softball. Besides Curran.”

  • “Ask the Hill how many girls played and how many sat on their bench. RC’s women did a fine job against the Hill’s macho males.”

  • “The Hill played one woman in their lineup, with the rest all men. Roll Call played with 5 women in their lineup.”

  • “I knew Roll Call would pull out the female card. We agreed on the terms of the game. We had one automatic out at the end of the order and only got three outfielders. They agreed to the rules. Would we have preferred if more Hill women made it, but we played with what we had. Did we mention that Roll Call wanted to extend the game two innings after they lost? We offered to play a doubleheader, but got turned down.”

  • “The Hill people said they’d have 3 women, as is standard in co-ed softball leagues. Batting just one woman, they should have had 2 automatic outs throughout the game. And the score was 10-9, no 11-8 or 11-9.”

  • “Actually, the Hill offered to play an extra two innings, but then rescinded the offer when they thought they might lose. Wussies.”

  • “10-9, 11-8, 11-9… All I see are the letters L-O-S-E-R, and you can’t spell loser without S-O-R-E. If we should have had two automatic outs, maybe you should have negotiated that beforehand. How can we win in that situation? If you win, you won, and if you lose, you say it wasn’t fair.”

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Taking Out The Trash, 12.28.06

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  • A NBC release states that “NBC Nightly News with Brian
    Williams” “topped the network evening newscast competition in total viewers, homes and among the key demographic adults 25-54 during the week of December 18-22, 2006.” “Nightly News” won all five nights with a total of 9.483 million total viewers, 11% more than ABC’s “World News” and a 27% lead over CBS’s “Evening News.”

  • An ABC release announces that “ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson” is number one among women 25-54 for the 6th straight week and averaged 8.53 million total viewers for the week of December 18. “World News” was the only evening newscast to grow its total viewing audience year-to-year, increasing 1%. “World News” had 1.09 million more total viewers than CBS and closed the gap with NBC’s “Nightly News” by 11%.

  • DCist gives the play by play of the “year of change for the D.C. media,” stating that, “media in its traditional sense is slowly dying, and the process played itself out most acutely at the Post.”

  • A reader asks, “Where’s Wolf and why are Ed and Suzanne sharing duty? Is this some kind of message to Soledad and Miles?”

  • The Politico now offers a suggestion box on their website. They will take suggestions “into consideration” as they “build and improve” their website.