The 57th annual Congressional Baseball Game is being streamed live from Nationals Park in Washington DC. A large crowd has gather to watch tonight’s game, Fox News estimates the number to be between 20-25 thousand attendants (24,959 in total).
On Wednesday, tragedy struck when a violent political extremist decided to target Republicans with his semi-automatic rifle. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others were shot by radicalized gunman James Hodgkinson.
Before tonight’s game, Democrats and Republicans came together to pray for Scalise, who is currently hospitalized and in critical condition.
— Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen (@RepKihuen) June 14, 2017
This event will benefit charitable organizations such as The Washington Literacy Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation. Over a million dollars has been raised towards charity.
As a side note: violence definitely isn’t the answer if you want to make our country/world better.
Let’s get to the game…
57th Congressional Baseball Game
At 7:05 P.M. EST, the Congressional Baseball Game officially began. This game will consist of seven innings, unlike MLB games that run for a nine-inning minimum.
My apologizes on covering the results so late. My dad wanted to watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. And, well, he’s a retired United States army veteran and the best dad I know.
We’re at the top of the fifth inning, and the Democrats are seriously putting the whopping on the Republicans. The blue brand is currently leading the red brand with a score of 7-2.
The Democrats are on fire! They’re cutting through the Republican in this game like a mower over unkempt grass. The Dems are currently in the lead 10-2.
Florida Rep. Tom Rooney tried to catch the ball, but fell on his ass. He ended up stepping off-field to recuperate. Meanwhile, the Dems hit another home run. We’re currently 11-2 in favor of the blue squad (Democrats).
The Republicans aren’t looking so hot. The Dems keep striking them out. We’re at the bottom of the sixth inning.
In all fairness to Representative Tom Rooney, he wasn’t the only politician to fall flat on his ass tonight. Democratic Representative from New York’s 8th congressional district Hakeem Jeffries also busted his booty tonight. But he quickly recovered and started swinging. But still…Hakeem got struck out!
The Democrats win! The Democrats win! The Democrats win!
Democrats defeat Republicans with a final score of 11-2.
So far, Russia has not been linked to the outcome of tonight’s game.
The Dems earn their 40th win in the 57th annual Congressional Baseball Game. They have decided to donate the trophy to the office of Steve Scalise.