The 2017 Congressional Baseball Game took on a meaning beyond the Democrats and the Republicans putting aside their differences to play for charity. On Wednesday morning, a gunman shot and injured five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
The Democrats may have won the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game 11-2, but at the end of the night, both parties won by showing a rare Washington quality: bipartisanship, especially for a colleague who, as of this writing, remains in critical condition after a couple surgeries.
The signs and moments shown below are pictures worth more than a thousand words, rather invaluable as Americans seek to bridge the partisan divide inside and outside of the nation’s capital.
All Democratic and Republican players kneeling on the field to pray for a speedy recovery for those injured. A sight not seen every day.
The more than six rows reserved by Team Scalise consisted of numerous signs related to the Louisiana congressman surviving an assassination attempt, with thanks to the Capitol Hill Police.
Even individually thanking Crystal Greiner and David Bailey, who shot the gunman who later died in the hospital. Looks like they would be a winning ticket.
One nation, one game, indivisible, with humanity for all.