Democrats Thrash Republicans in 52nd Congressional Baseball Game
SFIA Members Participate through Product Donation
Congress used all its power to keep the weather at bay and squeeze in a baseball game on June 13 in Washington D.C. On a day when a tornado touched down in the Washington Metro area, the Democrat and Republican Baseball teams took to the field at Nationals Park under ominous skies. In all close to 60 Members of Congress played in the game. While the weather may have blown over, the GOP was simply blown away as the Democrats won in a landslide 22-0. Democratic pitcher Cedric Richmond (LA-New Orleans) dominated the Republicans once again, shutting them out on just three hits. Meanwhile Congressman Richmond and his teammates tore the cover off the ball from the beginning with five runs in the first inning and never looked back. The Democrats, who cranked out 24 hits in all, were helped by 5 GOP errors and a handful of walks handed out by four Republican pitchers. New York Congressman Tim Bishop was a star in the field for the Democrats, gobbling up everything hit to the hot corner, including a few diving stops, to help keep the GOP off the board. For their efforts, Congressman Richmond and Congressman Bishop were named co-MVPs of the game.
SFIA members Easton, Mizuno, Rawlings and Wilson were a big part of the evening as the equipment they generously donated to the teams went to good use and was greatly appreciated by both teams. The Democrats were bigger beneficiaries as they sent more than 50 players to the plate, twice as many as their GOP rivals. Despite the lopsided score both teams were winners in raising over $300,000 for the two charities, The Washington Literacy Council and The Boys and Girls Clubs of the National Capitol Area.