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Not About the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011 (trademark)

I did look through the photos of the Annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity, quickly, and mostly being amused by the uniforms—as you can see in the victory photo, the players mostly wore full uniforms from professional and college teams associated with their districts, and I for one was disappointed that Representative Mack (R-FL) wasn’t wearing a Phillies uniform. And quality uniforms, as far as I can tell, with the name of the representative on the back, and at least in some cases the district number. I guess people don’t show up to these in sweatshirts. Even the softball game last month had uniforms, although one could discourse, if so inclined, about the women wearing matching jerseys and the men wearing non-matching uniforms. Anyway, it was For Amusement Value Only, as they say, until I came across this photo of Rep. Sanchez. And I got all teary-eyed.

You get no points, by the way, for guessing which team Rep. Sanchez plays for, nor does My Party get particular points for having, as far as I can tell from the roster, the only female ballplayer on the field. Parity, what?

You also don’t get points for knowing why Rep. Sanchez wears number IX.

I am not saying that I want my Perfect Non-Reader or for that matter any of my nieces to grow up to work in the House of Representatives, but if she does, I want her to play hardball, just like Linda Sanchez.

Tolerabimus quod tolerare debemus,


Why should Rep. Mack be wearing a Phillies uniform? That's not quite as bad as suggesting a descendant of John McGraw should wear a Yankees or Mets uniform, but the same general spirit.

Whoops! I meant A's, of course. Wrong league. And of course now that I think about it, the really funny thing would have been Rep. Mack wearing a suit and sitting in the dugout, sleeping.


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