Each summer, Washingtonians look forward to the moment when Members of Congress take a break from lawmaking and have some fun. We’re not talking about the August recess, but rather the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.
On June 13, The
In light of the Democrats’ four-year winning streak, the Republican underdogs were determined to win this year’s game. With the addition of freshman Representative Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), a former college player, the Republicans were sure they would give the Democrats a run for their money. And with star players like Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) in the mix, they stood a chance. The Democrats had the athletic might of Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) on their side, but the player who stole this year’s show was the only female on the field – Representative Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.). Sanchez sent her teammates home twice while at bat, and was met with a standing ovation and cheers of “Let’s go Linda!” Ultimately, the competition was not as close as some had hoped, and the Democrats took home the victory with a 22-0 shutout performance. Win or lose, both sides got active and had some fun.
Fans hula hoop at the bipartisan baseball game.
Coca-Cola employees from the DC area not
only enjoyed the spectacle, but encouraged attendees to follow their political
leaders’ example and engage in some physical fitness this summer. Fans entering
the stadium were met by members of the
"Take it to the Park" cards at the bipartisan baseball game.
Christopher Michael Huntley was a Federal Government and
Diplomatic Relations Intern at The