Recap: 2nd Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game

2nd Annual Congressional Softball Game

Yesterday at Guy Mason Park in Glover Park, female members of the media took on female members of Congress in the 2nd annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game to benefit Young Survival Coalition.

Both teams were stacked with a who’s who list of Washington pols and reporters, including Captains Dana Bash of CNN and Shailagh Murray of the WaPo, and Captains Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a principal organizer of the event, who was diagnosed with breast cancer two years at the age of 41. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell and Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced the game and kept the friendly banter going.Very entertaining.

Off the field, it was a politico convention. DC’s First Lady Michelle Fenty kicked off the game was the first pitch. Supreme Court Justice, and Yankee’s fan, Sonia Sotomayor hungout in the Congressional dugout and Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in the second inning. Also spotted at the event were Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Minority Leader John Boehner, Majority Whip Eric Cantor, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, etc.

Speaker Pelosi at the 2nd Annual Congressional Softball Game

Despite getting insider tips from the Georgetown Hoyas, the Congressional team fell to the Media team 13-7. Personally, I’m quite surprised the media team pulled it out, because from the innings I caught, their team was Strug-g-ling. I’m talking missed pop ups and dinky throwing. Perhaps the Congresswomen were not as solid at base running as I thought. My suggestion for next year is to add some bloggers to the mix. This way we, and yes I’m including myself in the media group, can dominate.

Rebecca Johnson

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