Steve Scalise’s Triumphant Return and Other Highlights From the Congressional Baseball Game
Democrats scored a major win against Republicans in the annual congressional baseball game Thursday, beating them 21-5 on the field of Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
While it was the 57th time the teams faced off, it was a monumental moment for both sides in light of last year’s shooting during the Republicans’ practice session in Alexandria, VA when a gunman emerged and opened fire, striking House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA).
Tweeting after the game, Scalise bragged just a little, saying, “I’ve still got it.”
I’ve still got it. https://t.co/boV4wcJymj
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) June 15, 2018
In the audience was House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who was pictured with Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) as the two watched the game.
— Rep. Nydia Velazquez (@NydiaVelazquez) June 15, 2018
Scoring for the Democrats was Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), who tweeted out some self-praise after making it around to home base to rack up some points just before the game ended.
Congressman Gomez steals third and heads home to make it 20-4 @TheDemocrats!!!!!
— Rep. Jimmy Gomez (@RepJimmyGomez) June 15, 2018
Missing from the game was Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who was claimed his participation wouldn’t be “fair” to others because he is just that good.
Senator Hatch regrets not being able to participate in the #CongressionalBaseballGame.
While he enjoys sport, he runs too fast, hits too hard, and throws too well and it simply wasn’t fair to the other athletes. pic.twitter.com/ySVE2oSj4g
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) June 15, 2018
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