The 51st annual CQ-Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game took place last Thursday and FamousDC was lucky enough to attend. There we were able to catch up with Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in his 1979 vintage Astros home run jersey. Before he departed to throw the first pitch, Rep. Paul told us “the Republicans have got it this year, the Democrats are too cocky.”
Rep. Paul was later inducted into the Congressional Baseball Hall of Fame.
As both teams took the field, it would appear as though the Republicans had the athletic advantage, however Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond (D) is no stranger to a Louisville Slugger and proved to be the game’s MVP. The Congressman inevitably lead his team to an 18-5 rattling victory over the Republicans.
The Congressional Baseball Game is a long running American tradition started in 1909 and is larger than ever in 2012. With all of the proceeds going to the Washington Literacy Council and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington it’s a great DC event for both sides of the aisle. We’re already looking forward to next year’s partisan showdown.
Guest Contribuer, Nicholas Holt