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More perfect than pinstripes

The U.S. softball team allowed one run all tournament. Which leaves a little room for improvement.

Updated: August 25, 2004, 11:09 AM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

ATHENS, Greece -- This just in. Turns out the official scorer at the women's gold medal softball game accidentally charged an unearned run to Australian reliever Melanie Roche that should have been scored an earned run under Rule 10.18 (i). The South Koreans have filed a protest and are demanding that the gold medal be stripped from the Americans and awarded to them even though they didn't actually field a team.

Ha! Just kidding. Everyone knows that under official softball guidelines, ...

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