A Look at This Years Roster for the Congressional Baseball Game
Congress is gearing up for this year’s Congressional Baseball Game on June 14th, where they’ll face off on the field instead of on the floor. The Dems’ roster includes members Pete Aguilar (CA), Tony Cárdenas (CA), Raúl Ruíz (CA), and Jimmy Gómez (CA), Hakeem Jeffries (NY), Rubén Gallego (AZ), Rubén Kihuen (NV), and Cedric Richmond (LA). Congresswomen Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA) and Linda Sánchez (CA) return for the game as well. Both were the only women to play in last years’ bipartisan showdown, making decisive plays that contributed to an 11-2 victory over Republicans. Sánchez, who suffered a hand injury last week, is unlikely to start during the first inning of this year’s game but remains on the roster and plans to participate as a utility player. On the GOP team is Congresswoman Mia Love (UT), who will make her congressional baseball debut this year, and is also the only woman on the Republican roster. Love hopes to show that “no one is shying away” after five people were shot last year at a GOP baseball practice, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) who is among the Republican team roster. In addition to practice for the baseball game, Love and Barragán are putting in overtime this year with practice for the 10th Annual Women’s Congressional Softball game, which pits members of Congress against DC media, on June 20th. More here.