The President of the United States came to my softball game

I had completely forgotten about this until this morning.  We play in the Senate Softball league.  About 3 years ago, we were playing against Illinois at a park in Capital Hill.  When the second inning started, I was playing shortstop and noticed a small crowd gather around a guy who’d gotten out of a dark car.  That guy was Barack Obama, then Senator from Illinois.  He came to watch two innings of our game.  During those two innings, the score stayed pretty close.  Later in the game, down by a few runs in the bottom of the 7th inning, one of the girls on our team hit a walk-off grand-slam and we won the game.

It was the first game we ever won!

And the President of the United States was there to see some of the action.  How cool is that!

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.