Congressional baseball game: politicians come together after Virginia shooting

Charity game resembled a professional one a day after congressman Steve Scalise and three others were wounded: ‘At the end of the we are all human beings’

Under the bright glare of the national spotlight, the congressional baseball game was transformed on Thursday a day after the shooting of majority whip Steve Scalise and three others at a practice session for the Republican team.

Long an institution in Washington, the charity game is traditionally played in front of a crowd of staffers, lobbyists and reporters. It combines the competitiveness of beer league softball with the unique celebrity culture of a White House correspondents’ dinner.

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