World Cup soccer field forced to clear for scheduled men’s rec league softball game

The opening match of the World Cup between South Africa and Mexico was moved to a secondary field when it went longer than scheduled and threatened to push back a men's rec league softball game that had been reserved the field for a game. "We were going to be done in time for their game," said South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira. "But they wanted to get on early to take batting practice. I hate when the field is overbooked." Chuck Marsavage, who plays right-center for Jimmy's Pizza, said he's pissed at the soccer players. "They took all the bases off the field," he said. "Now we have to put them back on. Why couldn't they just leave them there and run around them?"


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