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We are in for years of dominance by Congressional Democrats

Jul 18, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT


No, not politically. But from a baseball perspective, most definitely:

Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) smoked the GOP in this year’s congressional baseball game:  The former college player pitched a complete game one-hitter, striking out 13, in leading Democrats to a 8-2 victory.

A full story of last Thursday’s Roll Call game can be read here. Photos can be seen here.  We don’t have a link to the post-game injury report, because they don’t have enough paper in Washington to list the strained muscles that these geezers probably suffered. Well, except for Richmond anyway, who probably threw his normal side session yesterday.

Word on the street is that the Republicans are trying really hard to get Randy Johnson to run for Congress.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Jul 18, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Silly Craig. The Republicans own the team, the Democrats play.

  2. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Jul 18, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Green party would have won, but they got too high and missed the game entirely.

  3. jwbiii - Jul 18, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    More likely Curt Schilling.

    • sportsdrenched - Jul 18, 2011 at 12:19 PM

      That’s what I was thinking.

    • oikosjeremy - Jul 18, 2011 at 12:38 PM

      And Nolan Ryan. The Repubs clearly miss Bunning.

  4. sknut - Jul 18, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    I am suprised they could agree on the ground rules, I bet the Dem’s wanted to raise the fences, but the GOP held firm saying the American people want a lower fence and a balanced infield.

    • b7p19 - Jul 18, 2011 at 1:12 PM

      Funny, I always thought it was the Republicans that were always wanting to raise fences.

  5. oikosjeremy - Jul 18, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    So, do Supreme Court justices serve as the umpires?

    • Matt - Jul 18, 2011 at 1:01 PM

      Justice Scalia would fit the role of Joe West perfectly.

  6. frankvzappa - Jul 18, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    That settles it. I’m running for Congress. The opportunity to serve up some chin music to fascists is too great to pass up.

    • Old Gator - Jul 18, 2011 at 2:11 PM

      I like that it principle, but it’s too late to put one in Jesse Helms’ ear and you’d have to be content with lower grade droolers and TPN favorites like Thune, Cornyn and DeMint. And you’d have to stock the rotation with lefthanders, too. Expensive stuff in a dawning era of austerity, no?

  7. cur68 - Jul 18, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    The only questions a Canadian can think to ask are; DH or no DH and which one’s the Dems, the elephant or the donkey (or is it an ass)?

    • Utley's Hair - Jul 18, 2011 at 1:54 PM

      The Republican is the elephant; the Democrat is the donkey.

      The godforsaken DH is a Tea Party thing.

      • Matt - Jul 18, 2011 at 2:05 PM

        Are you saying that the American League teams are a bunch of uninformed, mindless groups of people that continue to think that they are doing anything except putting a ton of money into the pockets of the Yankees and Red Sox?

      • Utley's Hair - Jul 18, 2011 at 2:58 PM

        Would I say something like that?

    • Old Gator - Jul 18, 2011 at 5:09 PM

      Canadians still haven’t figured out what happened at Meech Lake, for crying out loud, and you want to involve yourself in our politics? Who do you think you are, Farley Mowat? You don’t know when you’ve got it good.

      • cur68 - Jul 18, 2011 at 5:50 PM

        Do so know when we have it good. Only tea parties around here involve Camellia sinensis. We proud of that. Really proud. Also we do know what happened at Meech Lake; we got nearly got screwed but our rejection of the deal lead ultimately of the separatist movement fizzling out after an initial surge in popularity. Frankly I say the whole of Quebec can move to Macondo and proceed to irritate the reptiles down there. Serve those lizards right.

      • Old Gator - Jul 18, 2011 at 11:13 PM

        Are you kidding? We’ve already got yuca frita and rabo encendid to clog our arteries. We need poutine like an aneurism in the head.

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