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Friday, Jun 15, 2018

Posted by Barton Lorimor

* From the Roll Call recap of yesterday’s Congressional Baseball Game…

The fifth inning brought about another pitching change for the GOP, with Illinois Rep. John Shimkus taking over for Buck, but the game quickly grew out of reach for the team after that. Throughout the inning, Democrats were able to get on base and effective steal bases off many of Shimkus’ erratic pitches. With runners on second and third bases, Richmond hit a triple, and due to an error by the Republican shortstop at third, was able to run home, giving Democrats three more runs. After giving up three more runs, Shimkus was replaced on the mound by Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall. Throughout the fifth, Democrats continued to take advantage of defensive Republican errors, extending their lead to a commanding 17–4.

In the bottom of the fifth, Richmond returned to the mound and despite a solid double by Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis, and a single by New Mexico Rep. Steve Pearce, the Louisiana lawmaker and the Democratic defense were able to effectively stifle the GOP offense.

Oh sure, Rodney gets credit for a double while Shimkus gets roughed up for his less than stellar performance, but take a look at the other half of the battery…



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* By the way, the news out of St. Louis was not good for Team Illinois as Team Missouri won the bi-state showdown 7-4 on a hot, muggy day at Busch Stadium. However, despite his best efforts, this website’s proprietor did not fall captive to the “best fans in baseball” nor the St. Louis Metropolitan Police.

- Posted by Barton Lorimor        

11 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jun 15, 18 @ 11:11 am:

    “Oh, hey, and another thing, Meat. You don’t know $&@#, all right? If you wanna make it to the bigs, you’ll listen to me. So relax. Let’s have some fun out here. This game’s fun, OK? Fun gosh dang it. And don’t hold the ball so hard, OK? It’s an egg. Hold it like an egg.”


  2. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jun 15, 18 @ 11:13 am:

    “Cripes, you don’t need a 100% conservative voting record. What you need is a curveball. In this game, everybody can hit a fastball… “


  3. - 618 - Friday, Jun 15, 18 @ 11:20 am:

    Shimkus is pitching and Rodney is catching. Everything old is new again.


  4. - Barton Lorimor - Friday, Jun 15, 18 @ 11:22 am:

    “That’s right, hot ice! I hear up the ice cubes. It’s the best of both worlds!”


  5. - Anonymous - Friday, Jun 15, 18 @ 11:50 am:

    “I need a nickname…Nuke.”


  6. - Osborne Smith III - Friday, Jun 15, 18 @ 12:04 pm:

    Jim Edmonds, if he were dead, would be rolling over in his grave at the sight of his number on that man.


  7. - JS Mill - Friday, Jun 15, 18 @ 12:22 pm:

    That thing should have had a stewardess on it.


  8. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Jun 15, 18 @ 12:25 pm:

    “Oh boy I wish these were stretch Sansabelt(tm) like all my other pants.


  9. - DuPage Saint - Friday, Jun 15, 18 @ 12:46 pm:

    The Republicans needed some Latin American players but they couldn’t get across the boarder


  10. - Anonymous - Friday, Jun 15, 18 @ 12:49 pm:

    Jobu is displeased.


  11. - Les Grossman - Friday, Jun 15, 18 @ 12:54 pm:

    “ya know dorn, I liked you so much better when you were just a ball player. If you wanna be an interior decorator now that’s none of my business. But some of us still need this team. Now you listen to me. This is my last shot at a winner and some of this younger guys it could be their only shot. I don’t know what happened to you.


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