Batter Up!

Thursday night is the 51st Annual CQ Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game. This is when members of Congress take the field, dressed in their favorite hometown uniforms. Democrats have the advantage of last year’s MVP Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) though Republicans lead the series 38 to 35, with one tie game.

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Weinerville) was always known to be a star player for the Dems. Last year (for obvious reasons) he didn’t play. In 2010 an apparently stunning catch he made landed him on ESPN.

From WSJ:

“After Rep. Kevin Brady hit a ball to deep left field, the wiry Queens congressman raced toward the warning track to make the Willie Mays-style catch. After throwing the ball in, Weiner pointed his index finger like a gun and blew the proverbial smoke off the tip.”

First pitch is at 7:05PM at Nationals Park. For those who get there early, Roll Call editor Scott Montgomery will induct Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) into the CQ Roll Call Baseball Hall of Fame.

To purchase tickets, go here.

Correction: Rep. Richmond represents New Orleans and not a town in Virginia. Go figure where our minds went on that one. Apologies to the congressman and his staff.