Its that time of year again, when few things sound as appealing as a hot dog, a cold beer and a day at the ballpark. Since this is D.C., why not throw in a few Members of Congress for good measure?
Like a long-serving Member failing to hold a competitive seat, a veteran player retiring from the Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game can strike fear in the heart of a team. For Republicans, their biggest worries likely came after the 2001 game, when then-Rep. Steve Largent (R-Okla.) made his last appearance, finishing off an eight-year Congressional baseball career in which he went 5-1 with a 2.44 ERA as the teams ace.
As a high schooler, Rep. Kenny Hulshof (R-Mo.) sat down with his father to discuss baseball more specifically, whether the promising young first baseman should take an academic scholarship at one college or an athletic scholarship at another.
Sure, its still 2008, but in a town where some interested parties are already looking ahead to the next cycle, it only makes sense to speculate on what changes this falls House elections could have on next years Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.
Setting aside for a moment the one-man petition that former Rep. Lou Frey (R-Fla.) sent to Roll Call formally requesting that he be inducted into our Congressional Baseball Hall of Fame, the evidence for his addition to this most hallowed club really is overwhelming.
When David Clemons dropped out of school at age 16, he couldnt even identify several of his family members names when they were written on paper.
Since the completion of Nationals Park along the Anacostia River, cranes have been erecting apartment homes and office buildings nonstop, making the once-blighted area ready for new life. But what does that mean for the already-established neighborhoods that sit only blocks from everything that is new?
The Roll Call Congressional Baseball Hall of Fame was established in 1993, when seven veterans were inducted.