Eighteenth-century philosopher David Hartley once said, “Nothing reveals humanity so well as the games it plays, especially single humans with free beer.” Live these words with today's deal: for $49, you get a spot in S3’s Single Softball League, a recreational slow-pitch softball league for singles between the ages of 21 and 39.
Otherwise known as Singles Softball Saturdays, the league is an eight-week season of recreational 16-inch slow-pitch softball, made up of six regular games and two playoffs at McCarren Park in Williamsburg. The season kicks off on August 12th with a First Pitch party where everyone meets and gets a feel for the atmosphere of friendly, romantically inclined socialization. Games take place every subsequent Saturday (except for Labor Day weekend) from 12 p.m.–4 p.m. During the games, players can enjoy free pitchers of beer, team camaraderie, and T-shirts, as well as some good-spirited ball whacking with provided equipment.
The games are as friendly and casual as the post-game parties at Mugs Ale House, where players get food and drink specials, further lubricating the conversation with the attractive teammate or sultry catcher’s mitt you’ve been eyeing. Check out some former league photos to see exactly how much fun players are having, as well as how completely sweet the team shirts are, and then sign up to immerse yourself in a casual relationship with a group of 300 coeds.
- Shimon believes that the casual interactions of playing softball with a group can lead to romantic activity and even a relationship, taking much of the ruthless anxiety and stress out of dating in the big city. – Aaron Short, _ Brooklyn Paper_
- The mixer at the beginning of the season got rid of the awkwardness right away. The league is pretty laid back and the bar after the games has a fun party atmosphere! – RLo333, Google Maps
- Perfect league for people that want to meet some new friends and get outside during the summer. Our team now has regular happy hours during the week. – Sarah, Google Maps
S3 Leagues scoops up locals and arranges them into kickball, softball, and bowling teams according to their age and neighborhood, giving them the opportunity to enjoy team sports while meeting new people. In the summer 2010 season alone, more than 4,000 players took to the fields at McCarren Park for competitive kickball and softball competition followed by friendly postgame carousing at a nearby bar. After each game, teams receive two complimentary pitchers of beer to facilitate boisterous discussions about how many ounces are in a liter. This postgame partying perpetuates team solidarity, as does wearing matching team shirts, cashing in on food and drink specials together, and mingling at the end-of-season party.