PSSA season underway — see the standings here!

dale_holman_batThe Pegasus Slowpitch Softball Association started up its season a few weeks ago ahead of the Major League, and after three games, there’s already an undefeated (and a winless) team in the line-up. Last weekend, C Division (the only division competing in “official” head-to-heads) saw Dallas Woody’s Wreckin’ Crew bat a thousand (literally) with 35 total runs scored this season (against only 8 allowed), giving the team a perfect record so far. They are followed by the Round-Up Synergy and JR.’s Texas Heat (2–1), Dallas Alleycats and Dallas Kings (1–1), Dallas Woody’s and Dallas Voice Drillers (1–2) and Dallas Bandits (0–3). There’s still a lot more to come, as well as the NAGAAA World Series finals in Dallas this fall.  Check back every week for box scores.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

And the Gay World Series winners are …

… Not anyone from Dallas.

Despite good efforts during the week, including two teams in the semifinals, Dallas teams at the Gay World Series of Softball in Minneapolis got shut out, with no teams finishing in the top four. Ah, well. We’re proud of our men.

And our women. See, softball play is not really over. The women’s World Series, held in San Diego this week, features three teams from Dallas, and we’ll be keeping tabs on them, too. Check in for results!

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

1 straight guy too many: Judge rules NAGAAA can limit non-gay players on gay softball teams

A photo by Chuck Dube from PSSA’s 2011 Opening Day

U.S. District Judge John Coughenour in Seattle has ruled that the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance has the right to limit the number of non-gay players on gay softball teams in the association, according to this report from MyFoxDFW.

NAGAAA, by the way, is the organization with which Dallas’ Pegasus Slowpitch Softball Association and North Texas Women’s Softball Association are associated. NAGAAA also sponsors the annual Gay World Series, being held this year in Chicago, Aug. 29-Sept. 3.

Judge Coughenour wrote in his ruling: “Plaintiffs have failed to argue that there is a compelling state interest in allowing heterosexuals to play gay softball.”

The judge did say, however, that the case — brought by three bisexual men on a San Francisco NAGAAA team — can go to trial because there were some questions over how NAGAAA applied its rule allowing no more than two non-gay players per team. Trial is set for Aug. 1.

The three men filed the suit after their eligibility was questioned by rivals during a 2008 Gay World Series game in Seattle.

—  admin