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Sunday, October 25, 2015

NY Magazine: California Congressman Forced to Despairingly Sing ‘Meet the Mets’ on House Floor

On Friday morning, representative and Los Angeles Dodgers fan Adam Schiff entered the House chambers wearing a Mets tie.

He and New York representative Steve Israel had made a bet about baseball playoffs earlier this month — if the Dodgers won, Israel would have to wear a Dodgers tie and give his colleague bagels. If the Mets won, Schiff would have to give Israel gourmet popcorn and also have to make an undesirable sartorial choice.

 

bobm Posted: October 25, 2015 at 10:45 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: congress, dodgers, mets

Monday, October 12, 2015

OTP: October 2015 3. Congress honors Red Land Little League

Congressman Lou Barletta, who once tried out for the Cincinnati Reds, was at the game with his grandson. He told the team about his own baseball background as they ate pizza slices on the dais in a House hearing room, and offered a few words of encouragement regarding their future plans.

“If you don’t make it as a professional ball player, you can always fall back on being a congressman,” Barletta quipped.

Bitter Mouse, Space Tyrant Posted: October 12, 2015 at 08:06 AM | 1036 comment(s)
  Beats: congress, little league, politics

 

 

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