A close-knit bunch of Chicago poker mates tries out a new member on their softball team - bright shortstop and, as it works out, all-rounder Bobby Newman. As a rival sports journalist, he's a colleague of their female team captain and weekly poker host, PJ. Group veterans include PJ's brother Andy and her trusted college roommate Brendan Dorff, an irresistible womanizer who barely draws notice when announcing another break-up with his present girlfriend Wendy and the need to move into PJ's guest-room, (as so often happens). Compared to baseball, courting is more confusing, for lack of rules, hence harder then their other favorite sport, dating. Bobby enters the poker circle. Written by
KGF Vissers / revised by statmanjeff
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Crewmember visible in the reflection of a picture in PJ's apartment when Bobby calls to invite her out for a drink. See more
I've come to realize that almost everything in dating and relationships has a parallel to sports, especially baseball. Well, that's probably because of what I do - I'm a sportswriter for the Chicago Sun-Times. I cover the Cubs. It's like, for example, your friends are your team.