Monday, April 6, 2015

Old Photos of the Week #12: The DC Bullets

In recognition of baseball's Opening Day. here are a couple of photos of the DC Bullets softball team...

(L-r, standing: Chantal d'Aulnis, Walter Wang, Helen Vesik, Len Wein (obscured), Barbara Randall (hands on hips), Tom Pattison, Kathy Petruccio, Bonnie Miller, Bruce Bristow, Bob Smith, Linda Robak, Charle McDaid (partially obscured), John Holiwski, Bob Greenberger, Mary Moebus, Paul Levitz, Helen Ramirez.
 (L-r, seated/kneeling) Phil Clark, Robyn McBryde, don't recall, Bob Rozakis, Jeanette Winley

"Bobby at the Bat"
  In the late 1970s, the Bullets played only one game per season, against Marvel's team. We won the first two years and lost the third time.
  Despite the two victories, we often looked like the Bad News Bears grown up on the field. During the second game against Marvel, the Bullets hit into a triple play, prompting yours truly to quote Casey Stengel and ask, "Can't anybody here play this game?"
  After a couple of years of dormancy, the team returned to the field with a much-expanded schedule. We played against teams from other publishers, banks and other financial companies, along with Marvel and our sister company, Warner Publishing.
  During this period, DC was expanding and adding many more staff members, some of whom could actually hit and throw. We made a respectable showing over the course of many seasons.
  The Bullets continued to play through last year; whether they will field a team in LA is yet to be seen.

1 comment:

  1. I worked in the Marvel bullpen in 88-89 and we all looked forward to playing the Bullets. It's great to hear your perspective and I am enjoying your blog!