Meet the Women Who Could Change the Softball Game
It’s that time of year again.
It is all because the Congressional Women’s Softball Game is Wednesday night.
The annual event pits female members of Congress against the women of the Washington press corps, and it benefits the Young Survival Coalition, a breast cancer charity that aids women under 40 who are fighting breast cancer.
“The members looked ready to go,” Bad News Babe/CNN political writer Leigh Ann Caldwell said of a recent reconnaissance mission of Team Congress’ practice. “Their batting was fierce, and their pitching was the strongest I’ve seen it.”
“It’s a good thing the press team has improved as well, or I would be scared,” Caldwell added. “We are going to have to play at our highest level this year to ensure we continue our winning streak.”
Get your tickets here. (And don’t forget to fill out your Fantasy Softball brackets!)
Looking ahead, this is an election year, which means the team is subject to churn before next June. Most of the current members are expected to return. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., has the toughest re-election of the bunch. Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., also are in competitive districts.
But candidates running for office could join the team as rookies. Those 2015 team prospects, holy mother of God. These are the possible recruits who someday might make it to The Show: