| June 25, 2014, 5:02 a.m.
For someone who hasn’t been to a Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game before, it’s easy to spot a few players who stand out. There’s Rep. Cedric L. Richmond throwing flames from the pitcher’s mound. The Louisiana Democrat has 21 strikeouts and four earned runs in the past two games. Over that same span, he’s gone 5-for-7 at the plate, with three runs scored and two runs batted in.
| June 25, 2014, 5:01 a.m.
Sid, Buddy, Skip, Kassy, Joe and Tim are not on the rosters for the 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game. But they have all helped shape this monument to Capitol camaraderie, a game that allows public servants to shed power suits and briefing books in favor of leather and lumber on Nationals Park’s elegant diamond.
| June 25, 2014, 5:01 a.m.
It’s 1960 and a young boy is tossing a baseball with his dad in the backyard, dreaming of playing in the outfield for the New York Yankees one day, just like his idol Mickey Mantle.
| June 24, 2014, 7:01 a.m.
As members of Congress suit up for the 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, one congressional candidate is using America’s pastime to appeal to voters.
| June 24, 2014, 5:01 a.m.
“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.
| June 23, 2014, 4:37 p.m.
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.
| June 23, 2014, 11:41 a.m.
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.
| June 21, 2014, 9:01 a.m.
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.
| June 20, 2014, 4:55 p.m.
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.
| June 20, 2014, 2:06 p.m.
As summer approaches, members turned to flavored e-cigarettes, arithmetic and CIA analysts on acid to make it through the heat of the week.
| June 20, 2014, 1:01 p.m.
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.”
| June 19, 2014, 5:16 p.m.
Good thing the next Congressional Women’s Softball Game is a year away.
| June 19, 2014, 1:21 p.m.
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.
| June 19, 2014, 9:15 a.m.
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.
| June 18, 2014, 8:01 a.m.
It’s that time of year again.
| June 17, 2014, 2:56 p.m.
They ain’t messing around at The New York Times and The Huffington Post.
| June 17, 2014, 2:51 p.m.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is currently the top pick for those participating in this year’s Fantasy Softball Challenge.
| June 15, 2014, 9:02 a.m.
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.
| June 13, 2014, 1:34 p.m.
It was Father’s Day 50 years ago that former Sen. Jim Bunning made history, pitching a perfect game at Shea Stadium.
| June 10, 2014, 1:10 p.m.
Betsy Poos tries to keep politics out of the classroom at Capitol Hill Yoga.