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One can almost compare the Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game to the typical family’s Thanksgiving football matchup. It’s all in good fun, everyone wears a smile — but there’s also a heck of a lot of pride on the line.
When it comes to recalling the low point for Democrats in last year’s opening game of the 11th best-of-five Roll Call Congressional Baseball series, some Democrats are claiming selective memory loss.
When Rep. Mel Watt (D) takes the mound this year for his 10th straight Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game start, first-time fans might be forgiven for thinking the North Carolinian isn’t all that excited about playing.
From whoopee cushions to cartoon characters to singles nights, the carnival-like atmosphere that is minor league baseball is just a short trip from the Capitol.
If Charlie Brotman gets his way, the 44th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game will be played before Washington’s new major league baseball team takes the field at RFK Stadium.
Each year, proceeds from the Annual Congressional Baseball Game, totalling nearly $100,000, benefit the Washington Literacy Council, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s Metropolitan Police Clubhouses and a selection of charities chosen by the game’s host, the Bowie Baysox.