DC Sports Bog: Congress


Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Congress and baseball: a video

With opening day approaching, C-SPAN pulled together dozens of clips of members of Congress talking about baseball.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:07 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Congress

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Rep. Darrell Issa links Redskins with Height Act

Key Congressional figure suggests that amending the Height Act could help bring the Redskins back to Washington.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Height Act, Redskins

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Elgin Baylor on growing up in Washington

Library of Congress sports-audio event highlights a 15-minute interview with the D.C. basketball legend.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:26 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elgin Baylor, Library of Congress

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Eni Faleomavaega discusses 'Redskins' on House Floor

House delegate from American Samoa calls Roger Goodell's letter about the Redskins team name 'absolute absurdity.'

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:18 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Redskins

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Dave Jageler and Charlie Slowes read 'Casey at the Bat'

To commemorate the 125th anniversary of a beloved baseball poem, the Library of Congress enlisted the help of two beloved radio men.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:04 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlie Slowes, Dave Jageler, Library of Congress, Nats

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 05/06/2013

'Hail to the Senators' and 'Hail to the Redskins'

Want to check out the words and melody of a 1943 D.C. baseball anthem? Sure you do.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:53 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Library of Congress, Nats, Redskins

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Harry Reid thinks The Washington Post's sports section is going downhill

Senate Majority leader uses a bizarre New York Jets metaphor as an excuse to take a shot at this very sports section.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:38 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Harry Reid, Media, Washington Post

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 07/02/2012

The Supreme Court and Congressional baseball games of yore

If you think Congressional baseball games are cool now, imagine when the teams were allowed to use 11 players.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:51 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness | Tags:  FDR, Congress