L ast year wasn’t the best of years for Democrats. Not only did they fall at the polls in November’s midterm elections, but they also lost another baseball series to the Republicans. So when the two teams take the field for the 42nd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, the GOP will have momentum — and, they say, a better team.
When avowed sports nut Tim Johnson first joined Rep. Mike Oxley’s (R-Ohio) staff on a fellowship in 1994, he knew immediately that he had come to the right place.
John Sununu (R-N.H.) jokes that there was an overriding reason he ran for Senate last year: to get out of Rep. Mike Oxley’s (R-Ohio) early-morning baseball practices.
When freshman Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) makes his debut in the 42nd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, the stands of Prince George’s Stadium will contain at least a dozen die-hard fans of the Grand Canyon State Congressman.
After two-plus decades of competition, former Rep. David Bonior (D-Mich.) has more stories about the Congressional baseball game than just about anyone. But it’s Roll Call’s memory of Bonior’s longevity, excellence and dedication that earned him a space in the Roll Call Congressional Baseball Hall of Fame.
Imagine: It’s been another day on Capitol Hill. You can’t eat because the vote call keeps ringing. Your legislative assistants are turning out policy briefings like ATMs turn out cash. Your press secretary has a phone to each ear. There’s a line five people deep to meet with you. You deserve a break.
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