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GOP Team Spotlight: Flake at the Hot Corner

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Flake, second from right, started out as a reserve in left field in his first game before going on to start in left field, center field and eventually his spot at the hot corner, third base.

When Flake takes the field, hell be one of the few who have made the transition from House to Senate on the diamond, joining fellow freshman Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn. Asked why so few senators play, Flake laughed. Well, were a little older. Something about being able to run around the bases, adding, thats only part of it. Perhaps theyve been scared off by the thought of facing 93 mph fastballs and a guy who learned to hit by swinging an ax.

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