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The Coveted Roll Call Cup, or Golf in the Capital

“This crowd has gone deadly silent, a Cinderella story outta nowhere. Former greenskeeper and now about to become the Masters champion. . . . He’s on his final hole. He’s about 455 yards away, he’s gonna hit about a 2-iron I think. . . . It’s in the hole!”

Bad News: Republicans Lose Top Baseball Player to Injury

Republicans hoping to redeem themselves after a devastating loss in last year’s Congressional Baseball Game will have to take the field without one of their star players.

Play Ball! Practices Begin for 53rd Annual Congressional Baseball Game

In a little more than six weeks, Republicans and Democrats will lace up their cleats to compete in the 53rd Annual Congressional Baseball Game.

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Issa Says Lifting District's Height Act Could Lure Pro Football Back to D.C.

Wooing Washington’s National Football League franchise back to the city would be easier if D.C. would lift its building height limits, according to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

Redskins Name Change Supporters Set Sights on 2014

The Washington Redskins 3-13 record may be forgettable, but one group is calling the 2013 season historic.

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Norton Defends Wednesday Night Ultimate on the Ellipse

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., is standing up to the National Park Service on behalf of ultimate flying disc players and other recreational leagues that have been displaced from their fields by tree planting on the Ellipse, an open lawn south of the White House in President’s Park.

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Congressional Softball a Strong Tradition

Rep. Donna Edwards and her female congressional teammates didn’t pull out a much sought-after win against the female members of the press at Wednesday night’s Fifth Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

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Wamp's Gear Made for Hall of Fame Career

Former Rep. Zach Wamp’s baseball career included an MVP award, an inside-the-park home run, a hitting streak that spanned the length of his tenure on the diamond and a batting average better than .500. Not bad for a self-described “B-minus athlete.”

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GOP Hopes Lie in Small Ball

While Republicans have dominated the Congressional Baseball Game over the past half-century, 33-18-1 in the Roll Call era, Democrats go into this year’s matchup as the odds-on favorite to continue their four-game winning streak, led by Rep. Cedric L. Richmond on the mound.

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Literacy Center Scores Big Win

For Antonio Ward, the hardest part was admitting that he couldn’t read.

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Republicans Rebuild, but Democrats Reload

After two consecutive losses to Louisiana Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, the ace of the Democrats’ pitching staff, Republicans are rebuilding. But unfortunately for the GOP, Democrats might be reloading.

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Democratic Team Spotlight: The Democrats' 'Adam Bomb'

Rep. Adam Smith said his baseball career ended as a kid because he was too hard on himself — a condition the Washington Democrat chalked up to the mental issues of a child who simply took the game too seriously.

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GOP Team Spotlight: Flake at the Hot Corner

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., was brought onboard the Republican congressional baseball team under false pretenses, and a boatload of great expectations, thanks to a mischievous House colleague.

Cancer Survivor's Softball Duties Are Extra Resonant

Kate Yglesias Houghton, a staffer at the Democratic National Committee, has been helping organize the Congressional Women’s Softball Game since its inception five years ago.

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Teens Road-Tripping to Watch Gillibrand Play in Softball Game

The Congressional Women’s Softball Game has a bit of a fanatic following this year beyond the dedicated members of Congress, female journalists of the Capitol press corps and their long-suffering families and friends.

Greater Washington Writers Series' First Pitch a Home Run

Hoping to use Boston’s Great Fenway Park Writers Series as a template, two old Washington hands have launched the Greater Washington Writers Series.

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Nationals' Denard Span Connects With Community as He Settles Into Life in D.C.

Denard Span did not expect to return to Washington, D.C.

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Broadcasting Legend Bob Wolff Feted at LOC

“Sports and sporting events have a way of bringing people together,” Librarian of Congress James Billington said Friday, surveying the crowd of sports broadcasters and fans at the library’s celebration marking the acquisition of former Washington Senators play-by-play man Bob Wolff’s audio-visual recordings.

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Natitude? Annual Matchup Brings the Congresstude

Natitude has hit Washingtonians hard with the kickoff of the Major League Baseball season and fans rooting for the Nationals to bring home World Series rings. But everyone knows the one championship you can count on at Nationals Park is on June 13, when Democrats and Republicans face off for the 52nd Annual CQ Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.

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Redskins Bill Might Affect Debate on Other Sports Teams' Monikers

As Congress sparred over budget blueprints and stopgap spending measures last week, 10 lawmakers introduced legislation that would address a very different issue — the name of the Washington Redskins football team. And the legislation has the potential to affect the debate on other pro sports teams across the country with names referencing American Indians.




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