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May 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm
By Jacob Cohen '19

Tomorrow is one of my favorite Spring traditions at Carleton: Rotblatt! Rotblatt is an annual softball game that has one inning for every year that Carleton has existed – 151 innings this year. The event’s name comes from Carleton’s old intramural softball league, which in turn took its name from Marvin Rotblatt who played in the MLB in the late 1940s. You can find out more information about the history of Rotblatt in this article on the MLB website.

Rotblatt begins around 3:00 AM on Saturday morning, when students begin lining up to get their free t-shirts at sunrise. Then, the game begins. Most people play one or two innings and spend the rest of the day hanging out with friends, playing Frisbee or Spikeball, and enjoying the end of the year. My favorite part about Rotblatt is relaxing outdoors and simply having a good time. There’s no other way I’d rather end the school year than celebrating with friends at Rotblatt!

Jacob is a potential physics, math, and/or geology major (he’s indecisive) who appreciates the occasional anthropology or English class. Growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has made it easy for Jacob to adapt to the Northfield winters, during which he likes to ski and go traying. In more agreeable weather Jacob enjoys going on outings with CANOE, the outdoors club, and playing Ultimate Frisbee on the Gods of Plastic, Carleton’s DIII men’s ultimate team. Read on to meet the rest of our bloggers.

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