Toronto Mike

The Correlation Between Beer Consumption and Softball Success


It's going to be 27°C and mostly sunny today, perfect softball weather.  My Beer League team makes its season debut at 6pm.  It's called the Beer League because every other team in this league consumes vast amounts of beer throughout each game.

I've noted a correlation between beer consumption and success on the ball field in this league.  One team in particular, the Cintas team (yes, the uniform people), always starts slow.  It's not uncommon for us to jump out to an 8-0 lead.  But, as the game progresses, and they delve deeper into their beer coolers, they almost always storm back to beat us in the end.  The more they drink, the better they get.  Think Dr. Johnny Fever in that episode of WKRP in Cincinnati.  The more he drank, the better his reflexes got.

As the only team in the Beer League without a cooler, it's no surprise we finished last in 2008.  There's a correlation, and I've seen proof.

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