Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Think Tank Does Not Win Think Tank Softball League Championships

As readers of Think Tank Watch may know, there is something called the Think Tank Softball League (TTSL), in which a variety of think tanks participate.  However, this year, a think tank did not even win the championship title.  Here is more from Politico:
Per AEI’s Michael Pratt: “FERC defeated the defending champs AEI 13-7 in the Think Tank Softball League Championships in a game under the lights in a field by Pentagon City. Congrats to the winning team - over 40 teams are part of the league.”

FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is a pretty wonky-sounding name, but it still ain't no think tank.

Last year, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) did win the title, defeating the Roosevelt Institute's Roosevelt Rough Riders 17-15 in an extra-inning game.

The TTSL is a summer-time, co-ed think tank league in the Washington, DC area.  The teams are mostly from area think tanks, but also include representation from a number of government agencies and private firms.