The Democrats dominated their GOP rivals Wednesday in the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park. Thunderstorms brought an early end to the game in the seventh inning with Team Blue winning 15-6.
It’s the sixth consecutive loss for the Republicans, and team frustrations are apparently running high. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) tells The Reliable Source some GOP players have asked him to replace their manager Rep. Joe L. Barton (R-Texas). Boehner, who is not on the team, explains that’s not in his job description, and he’s not sure who has that authority.
A new manager might not be the answer for Team Red though, if the Dems’ star pitcher Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) stays put. The GOP hitters were no match for Richmond, who played baseball while attending Morehouse College. The second-term Democrat brought the heat Wednesday forcing many to strike out, while the Republican pitchers offered walk after walk for their opposition.
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