The gay jocks of Hotlanta Softball opened a new season on Sunday, braving a last blast of winter temperatures for a full schedule of games at Johnson Park in Conyers. 

The on-the-field action marked an end to the pre-season parties. But don't be fooled. The Sunday games are always followed by post-games beer busts. And these jocks do pageants, too. There's Mr. HSL on April 16 – it's a hunky mess – and Miss HSL on May 21, which is camp drag at its best (or worst?).

The league takes a break for the Easter holiday before resuming games on April 3. Teams are playing for bids to the Gay Softball World Series, which is scheduled for mid August in Austin, Texas.