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From the Forum – Looking for a Mens softball league in DC (or DC area) and fixing graffiti on yield to pedestrian sign (and others)

by Prince Of Petworth June 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm 8 Comments

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Mens softball league in DC (or DC area):

“About 12 friends of mine are looking to play in a men’s-only softball league in DC this summer. Does anyone know of one? We’re not looking for anything overly competitive, but want basically a Zog or USS-like game if possible. Anyone know of a league taking teams?”

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graffiti on yield to pedestrian sign (and others):

“I reported the graffiti on a number of street signs at Connecticut & 20th NW (just north of Dupont Circle) on May 8 (to 311) and on May 22 (to Jim Graham) and haven’t gotten any response.

This is a safety issue – with the “yield to pedestrian” text covered, it is much more likely that a pedestrian gets hit crossing 20th St. This is the intersection: https://www.google.com/maps/@38.911874,-77.044935,3a,75y,171.97h,76.48t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s9IoSYSKPMkiA_V6_z5_hhQ!2e0

Does anyone know how to get this issue resolved?”

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  • Paul Tagliabue

    I live in DC, but because of old co workers that started a team over a decade ago, I play in Arlington. The “D” League is for the beginners and teams range from 20 year olds to 60 year olds. Its not a league where you goof off and just go and drink beer, but the D League isn’t overly competitive. Sometimes you have to heckle someone complaining about a call with “Its only D League softball!” Im sure DC has similar leagues, but this is just the one I know about…

    http://parks.arlingtonva.us/programs/sports/sports-softball/sports-softball-adult-mens-coed-leagues/

  • Mike

    “Does anyone know how to get this issue resolved?”

    First step is to understand that contacting Graham’s office is pointless.

    • nevermindtheend

      Well aren’t you helpful.

    • Anonymous

      It’s pointless because it’s ward 2. You need to write to Jack Evans office. Better yet call 311.

      • nevermindtheend

        I reported it to 311 on May 8. Is calling any different than entering it in on the web?

        • saf

          Yes. Calling is much more effective.

  • Anonymous

    Since he lost the primary, Graham has been totally unresponsive. Try going to David Grosso — very responsive, in my experience.

  • Theo

    Graffiti in general seems to be exploding — I live on Park Rd NW and it’s disappointing to see all the care taken in renovating the row of stores in the 1400 block being undone by a swirl of graffiti. The side of Pho 14 is especially bad and the owners are letting it get out of hand.

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