Philip Rivers and the rec league softball team came up short in playoffs

By Ernie Padaon

Jan 23, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) at practice for the 2014 Pro Bowl at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Philip Rivers and a few members of the crew spent some time this offseason playing rec league softball to prep for the year. Rivers, Eric Weddle, Danny Woodhead and a few others met up on Wednesday Nights to play softball in a Men’s league.

Why can’t professional athletes play a little rec league softball during their down time? No reason at all.

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  • Could you imagine walking out onto the diamond and playing against some million dollar athletes in a rec softball league? I would want to beat the piss out of them in the game!

    But the football players were good.

    Philip Rivers was manning shortstop, while Eric Weddle and Danny Woodhead were patrolling the outfield for the team. They made it into the playoffs, but came up short in their run for a softball league championship.

    (I know a Raiders fan will think of a joke there. WHATEV! What are Raiders players doing in the offseason?)

    I love that the boys are getting together and hanging out during the offseason. They are building up relationships that will last past football and will help them build a chemistry on the field. This team makes me smile with some of the things that they do. I just want to keep that smile deep into the playoffs this season.