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Vulnerable Members Hope There’s a Next Year for Their Congressional Baseball Careers

“Play every game as if it was your last,” says every manager worth his weight in sunflower seeds. And for a handful of members, the 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game will be their last if they don’t win re-election later this year.

Bob Casey Wants FIFA to Strip Qatar of 2022 World Cup

As the U.S. national team prepares to take on Germany Thursday to qualify for the knockout stage of the World Cup, Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., wants soccer’s governing body to take the 2022 tournament away from Qatar.

Bart Stupak Scraps His Way to Congressional Baseball Hall Of Fame (Video)

Some ballplayers rack up win after win from the pitcher’s mound. Others bash hit after hit. Managers capture the coveted Roll Call trophy and put it on display in their offices. Any of these career paths can lead to recognition and honors.

Joseph Crowley Savors Diamond Memories From Congressional Baseball Games

Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle — or “Coach Doyle,” as he’s deferentially called by colleagues — doesn’t want to see anybody get hurt at the 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.

How Life Imitates the Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game

Members of Congress frequently use terms like “camaraderie” and “fun” and “bipartisanship” to describe the Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game. All true. It’s also a place where they barrel into each, break bones, spill blood and jockey for influence on their own teams. In short, it’s an accurate depiction of life in Congress.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of June 16 (Video)

As summer approaches, members turned to flavored e-cigarettes, arithmetic and CIA analysts on acid to make it through the heat of the week.

Congressional Baseball Game Helps D.C. Adults Get Second Chance at Washington Literacy Center

Latisha Powell pointed to a paper pinned to the bulletin board on the bright blue wall and said, “When I came here, I couldn’t write that essay.”

DWS Sustains Hamstring Injury at Congressional Women's Softball Game

Good thing the next Congressional Women’s Softball Game is a year away.

#TBT: Baseball and Cigars

Rep. Silvio Conte, R-Mass., was an prominent figure on Capitol Hill during his years in office from 1959 to 1991. A major player in the Congressional Baseball Game, Conte was rarely seen on the field without a cigar. Capitol Lens dug into our archives to find some of Conte’s most iconic pictures.

Members Beat Babes in Congressional Women's Softball Game (Video)

After a tough loss last year, the women of Congress reclaimed the pink trophy Wednesday in the 6th Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game, beating the female journalist team, the Bad News Babes, 10-5.

Meet the Women Who Could Change the Softball Game

It’s that time of year again.

Congressional Women's Softball Batting Practices Get Wild at New York Times, Huffington Post (Updated) (Video)

They ain’t messing around at The New York Times and The Huffington Post.

Kirsten Gillibrand Is Leading Roll Call's Fantasy Softball Challenge

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is currently the top pick for those participating in this year’s Fantasy Softball Challenge.

Congressional Women's Softball Game Highlights a Busy Week

Think it’s going to be a busy week in the Capitol, what with a full legislative calendar and House leadership elections? There’s just as much going on in the outside-work calendar, including a throw-down between members of Congress and the media and a telling of the Koch brothers’ tale.

Fifty Years Ago, Jim Bunning's Perfect Game at Shea Stadium (Video)

It was Father’s Day 50 years ago that former Sen. Jim Bunning made history, pitching a perfect game at Shea Stadium.

Tax Proposal Draws Protest From Capitol Hill Gyms, Yoga Studios

Betsy Poos tries to keep politics out of the classroom at Capitol Hill Yoga.

53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game Rosters

With the 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game less than three weeks away, the Democrats and Republicans have set their rosters.

C-SPAN's Vintage Coverage of Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game

Talk about a public service! C-SPAN has some serious Throwback Thursday action going on, with videos of past Roll Call Congressional Baseball Games, including from as far back as 1982.

#TBT: We've Got Spirit

Redskins Magically Fumble Senate Shaming Campaign

They may not be much for winning on any given Sunday. But man, oh man, do the Washington Redskins know how to keep things interesting.

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