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Proof that Democrats are weak on defense

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Double Down, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member


    Nine errors? C'mon, guys. Tom Werner and John Henry should send Pedroia and Lugo up to the Hill and put this group through some fielding drills.
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I can see game three right now.

    WASHINGTON DC--Julio Lugo struck out four times--the last time with the bases loaded and the tying run at third base in the ninth inning--as the GOP completed a sweep of the Annual Roll Call championship with a 4-3 win.
  3. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    In fairness to Lugo, Curt Schilling probably taught Bob Bennett how to throw a wicked slurve.
  4. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    Heath Shuler was supposed to be the Democrats big star
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    C'mon. the guy can't even run to first base without hurting his foot.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Nine errors? Who's in the infield -- Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi
  7. They have to win something in the next 10 years.
  8. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    But the game was at RFK, where Heath's pro career went to die.
  9. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member


    What happened? This was the year Democrats, energized by their new majority on Capitol Hill and the addition of several brawny freshmen, figured they'd finally recapture the trophy at Roll Call's annual Congressional Baseball Game. Instead, the Republicans beat them on Monday night at RFK, 5-2, for the seventh year in a row.

    "We should have won 2-1," the team manager, Rep. Mike Doyle (Pa.), moaned yesterday. " Joe Baca [Calif.] pitched beautifully. But in the third inning we made five errors, and that was the ballgame right there. . . . It's one of those things that happen when you play once a year. I don't know what you say about it."

    And how about the team's great hope -- former Redskin Heath Shuler (N.C.), who hit the ball out of the park in practice? Just didn't come together in the game. His hard shot down the third base line was stopped by a hustling Rep. Chip Pickering (R-Miss.); Shuler struck out his next two times at bat.

    Any lessons for next year? Don't ask Doyle. "I'm starting with an 0 and 2 record," he said. "By next year, I could be fired as manager."
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