(1) Still, it wasn't hard to grasp the meeting's big theme, a bitter game of hardball between the haves and have-nots.(2) Unions engaged in contract negotiations say the company is playing hardball by trying to reduce benefits.(3) ‘They play hardball , we play softball,’ Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile added.(4) Twenty-two coaches voted to switch to softball, seven to keep hardball .(5) So far, Bloomberg has played a spectacular game of political hardball with the union.(6) Eyewear is required in softball and hardball , singles and doubles.(7) Softball nationals has more entrants than hardball nationals(8) But Angelos, one of the nation's leading labor attorneys, protracts most of his baseball negotiations, playing hardball with employees who can pursue better options.(9) For years I've played men's league hardball with my friend Brad, a fellow partner in our Cincinnati accounting firm.(10) If you read some of the dozens of spring previews, you'll read that your local hardball team had perhaps the worst offseason in all of baseball.(11) But these guys do play a splendid game of hardball , we must allow.(12) Action aficionados should have nary a complaint with the quality of the hardball played here.(13) The photos depict women participating in every sport from ping-pong to pole-vaulting, from hunting to hardball .(14) The event grew from there, as of course did the international game, which had pretty much displaced hardball as the game of choice in this country by the mid-1990's.(15) The Sox knew they had the Cardinals on the mat and they knew that no team in hardball history ever came back from a 3-0 World Series deficit(16) Kenneth Kane continues his recent good form, he is hoping to add the All-Ireland 60x30 softball to the hardball title he won earlier this year.