Images From America’s Two Pastimes”“Baseball and Politics

June 8, 2013, 4 a.m.

The way things have been go­ing in Wash­ing­ton, neither Demo­crats nor Re­pub­lic­ans have had many chances for de­cis­ive vic­tor­ies. That will all change June 13, when each party will field a team in the an­nu­al Con­gres­sion­al Base­ball Game at Na­tion­als Park. It’s a tra­di­tion more than 100 years old, and it’s only get­ting more ser­i­ous.