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Congressional Baseball Game 2012—PICTURES

June 29, 2012

After a contentious day on the Hill, Democrats and Republicans squared off against each other in the 2012 Congressional Baseball Game for Charity at Nationals Park on Thursday night. The proceeds from the game benefit the Washington Literacy Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. The Democrats walked away with an 18-5 victory

The Color Guard walks onto the field before the National Anthem. (Chet Susslin)

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, answers some questions before the start of the game. (Chet Susslin)

The Democratic team lines up for the National Anthem before the start of the game. (Chet Susslin)


After Paul threw out the ceremonial first pitch to his son, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., they walked back to the dugout together. (Chet Susslin)

Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., pitches with great effect in the first inning against the Republicans. Richmond received numerous chants of "MVP!" from the Democratic side of the stands. (Chet Susslin)

Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., fouls off a pitch while wearing Roman numeral nine, for Title IX, which was crucial in leveling the playing field for women in federally funded athletics programs. (Chet Susslin)


Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, fields and throws to second base to get the final out of the top of the second inning after the Democrats take a 11-0 lead in that inning. (Chet Susslin)

The Racing Presidents run around the warning track of Nationals Park. (Chet Susslin)

Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C., makes his delivery to home plate.  (Chet Susslin)


Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., fouls one off the tip of his bat. (Chet Susslin)

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., stops by the dugout to lend support to his team. (Chet Susslin)

Supporters of Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., cheer on their representative. (Chet Susslin)


Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, looks on from the dugout. (Chet Susslin)

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