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Watch Republicans, Democrats Battle at Annual Congressional Baseball Game Thursday

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Watch GOP, Dems Battle at Congressional Baseball Game

Brittany Trott

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) pitches a ball to Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.).

Republicans and Democrats don't get along. Living in Washington, that simple fact is amplified.

It is hard enough for the two sides to come to agreement when seated next to each other in Congress, so they should just take it outside...to play baseball (though, admittedly, watching members of Congress fight might be somewhat entertaining).

Tonight, Republicans and Democrats will face off in the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park.

The Elephants have a 38-35 advantage over the Donkeys with one tie. The teams are vying for the Roll Call Trophy, which has been handed out since in 1962. The two sides play a best-of-five series over time with the first to three earning the trophy. Ten have been awarded; all but two have been won by the Republicans.

This year's rosters can be seen here. See if you can figure out the lefty righties and the righty lefties. Political humor.

The game begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 with all proceeds going to charity.

Will the Democrats really make the Republicans see red? Or will the Republicans make asses out of the Democrats (again, political humor)? Either way, no one looks worse than CNN.


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