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    Democrats and Republicans Put Politics on the Back Burner at Congressional Baseball Game

    Democrats and Republicans Put Politics on the Back Burner at Congressional Baseball Game

    Nothing brings people together like baseball

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    The Congressional Baseball game is a 108-year-old tradition and one of the best annual showings of bipartisanship.

    This year, a day after Rep. Steve Scalise was shot and severely injured during baseball practice, a public display of unity and civility was desperately needed. And that’s exactly what happened.

    Before the game began, both Republican and Democrat teams held a moment of silence and prayer at second base, where Rep. Scalise was supposed to play

    The Congressional Chorus lead the crowd in the national anthem

    Still on crutches, David Bailey, one of the Capitol Police Officers injured in Wednesday’s shooting, threw out the first pitch

    And these guys got the game started

    Everyone wore purple and gold to support Rep. Scalise, a proud LSU Alum

    And these two sat down for a joint interview

    25,000 people showed up to watch the game

    Including members of the first family

    President Trump addressed the crowd

    And in the ultimate show of sportsmanship, Democrats gave their trophy to Rep. Scalise

    And a whopping $1.5 million was raised for charity

    Baseball is truly America’s game.

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    Subotai Bahadur | June 16, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    To be honest, I would have preferred it if the Republican team refused to play with the Democrats after one of theirs tried to murder them.


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