Monday, July 2, 2007

Congressman, war hero, switch-hitting outfielder

U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall's staff sent us this picture, which we were going to run in political notebook this weekend, but didn't because we sometimes make mistakes.

Apparently Marshall (D-Ga.) clocked U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (funny last name, D-NY) during the June 25 Congressional Baseball Game.

"Both players were hustling for the ball and neither gave up on it," according to Marshall spokesman Doug Moore. "Unfortunately, their efforts were in vain as the ball, along with both Congressmen, fell to the ground."

Marshall also went 2-3 in the game, Moore reports. Not bad for a pinko-liberal Democrat. (Editor's note: Jim Marshall is not a pinko-liberal Democrat.)

By the way, I kind of cross-examined Moore about whether this was a real baseball game, as opposed to softball. He said it was indeed baseball, which I thought was pretty impressive.

Then he noted: "Most of the runs are typically scored via the error."

"Just like in real Congress," I said.

"You said it, not me," Moore noted.

Photo credit: Philip Andrews, who shoots for Roll Call, a newspaper that covers Congress.

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