Heard on the Hill

The Congressional Baseball Game's Unsung Stars

There has been so much ink given to the burgeoning rivalry between Reps. Cedric L. Richmond, D-La., and Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., as we approach Thursday's 52nd Annual CQ Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game that sometimes even key utility and longtime players get lost in the shuffle.

Such is certainly the case with Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., veterans of the game who are the 2013 games Democratic and Republican "Spotlight" stories.

So if you haven't heard about which team Smith grew up rooting for before changing allegiance to the Mariners, or if Flake ever could throw a 93 mph fastball, read on:

GOP Team Spotlight: Flake at the Hot Corner
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