Republicans might control both chambers of Congress but Democrats have owned the Congressional Baseball Game for the past seven years. In this particular game of hardball, Republicans and Democrats from both chambers team up to settle scores and solidify friendships off the floor and on the field and to raise money for D.C. area charities.
Both team managers expressed their excitement Thursday ahead of the game which starts at 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park.
Rep. Mark Doyle, D-Pa.
“The Democratic team and I are looking forward to this evening’s game. We’re confident that the weather will hold and that we’ll be able to play — and we’re looking forward to taking the Roll Call Trophy home with us again!”
Rep. Joe L. Barton, R-Texas
“The game is on! We look forward to seeing everyone out tonight. Let’s play ball!”