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The Chargers joined a recreational softball league this summer and did not win

The Chargers joined a recreational softball league this summer and did not win Photo: Donald Miralle/Wall Street Journal

Several members of the San Diego Chargers came together for some offseason fun by joining a rec league softball team.

One would expect active professional athletes to pretty easily dominate something like a casual Wednesday night softball league, but they found themselves unable to beat The Randy Jones Invitational team, who defeated them twice in the regular season.

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The Wall Street journal reports that team captain QB/SS Philip Rivers pointed to troubles with fielding as the team's downfall. The championship team said they just had more experience with the game.

"The Chargers are by far the most athletic guys on the field on Wednesday nights," said Henry Schweichler, catcher for Randy Jones Invitational, "but we are the more skillful team."

The Chargers were the two seed in the leagues playoffs but before they could take down their rivals in the championship game the lost 21-5 in the opening round of the playoffs.

The people of San Diego should all hope that the Randy Jones Invitational doesn't field an AFC West team next season.

[WSJ]

-Brendan Maloy

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