July 23, 2001
Softball is summer's only game in town
By Eric Rangus email@example.com
From table tennis to badminton, basketball to football, the Office of
Recreational Services intramural program offers a wide variety of
athletic competition to the entire Emory community throughout the year.
Dozens of teams, primarily made up of undergraduate students, sign up
for popular sports like football and soccer. But over the summer, IM competition
is scaled down and offered in just one sport: softball.
The labor shortage is felt not only by teams, but also in administration.
On game nights, one rec services representative oversees play, but players
umpire themselvesthe catchers calling balls and strike with the
aid of an orange target, and base coaches handling plays in the field.
However, majority tends to rule regarding a close play, and sportsmanship
is generally quite good.
The fee to sign up a team for any sport is $20, although individuals
can play free of charge, as long as they have a valid ID. They are placed
on a free-agent list and team captains contact them should they have an
The free-agent list is how many staff members signed up as teams were sponsored primarily by student organizations or individual schools.