It was a humid Wednesday evening in Glover Park as Members of Congress battled the press corps in an ultimate, winner-take-all, softball showdown.
The House Leadership, led by Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Hoyer and Minority Whip Cantor, joined Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to root for the Congressional team.
John King, Paul Kane, Jared Allen and Sue Davis led the cheers for the media.
Similar to most days on Capitol Hill, the DC press corps got the last word and defeated the Members of Congress – despite a late rally led by Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The final score was 13 – 7. And we’re pretty sure that Kasie Hunt filed a story while she was standing on first base.
Here’s a first-hand account from our softball-loving tipster:
The reporters won 13-7. Lawmakers blanked in the bottom of the 7th. BUT they had bases loaded with 1 out and EVERYONE thought they were going to steal the W through the misapplication of the mercy rule… Just like they won health care.
All proceeds of the event benefited the Young Survival Coalition (YSC).
A few pictures: