Sen. Evan Bayh’s staff softball team, The Bayh Partisans, has cancelled the game it had scheduled for tomorrow evening with the drug policy team The One Hitters. Bayh staffer Jonathan Stahler sent One Hitter team captain Kris Krane an e-mail Monday morning citing “[t]oo many people out of town” as the reason for the cancellation.
Rational minds may note that it is early August, a time when congressional staffers often head of town. Other minds, however, might ponder the fact that Bayh, a top veep prospect, is scheduled to introduce Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) at a rally in Bayh’s home state of Indiana Wednesday.
Krane, executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, asked Stahler if the cancellation had anything to do with “an important announcement of national significance on Wednesday? ;-)”
He got no response, so The Crypt called Bayh’s office. “Our softball team is a juggernaut, so I can’t see why we cancelled a game,” said spokesman Eric Kleiman, who added that the Bayh Partisans are “the toast of the league.”
Kleiman, however, dismissed the suggestion that the cancellation had anything to do with any upcoming announcements. “Oh, my goodness, no,” he said.