When Flake takes the field, he’ll 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, we’re a little older. Something about being able to run around the bases,” adding, “that’s only part of it.” Perhaps they’ve been scared off by the thought of facing 93 mph fastballs and a guy who learned to hit by swinging an ax.
The 52nd Annual CQ Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game is Thursday at 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park. Tickets can be purchased at congressionalbaseball.org.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.