“Bipartisan Baseball” at Nats Park

Nats VP Gregory McCarthy and team owner Bob Tanenbaum walk up to the Capitol Police bus to welcome the House members and their families and staff. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Welcoming the House members is Lucy Calautti, director of government relations for Major League Baseball. Her husband is former senator Kent Conrad. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The first group of House members poses on the Nats Park steps before heading into the stadium. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Keeping it local, DC representative Eleanor Holmes Norton with Bob Tanenbaum, whose family owns the Washington Nationals. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Team VP Gregory McCarthy welcomes New York congressman Eliot Engel, who said he is a fan of the Mets, the Yankees, and the Nationals. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The ballpark buffet waiting in the Roosevelt Room at Nats Park. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Representative Diana DeGette puts her autograph on a base that would be signed by all the members who attended the game. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Georgia congressman John Barrow has a chat with Nationals GM Mike Rizzo. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Representative Jeff Denham, from California, arrives at his seat in section 135 at Nats Park. He kept the tie on. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Representatives Denham, McKinley, and DeGette talk about an upcoming vote while also keeping an eye on the game. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Wounded warriors and their families wave their Nats hats when introduced at the bottom of the third inning. Mixed in with them are members of Congress. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

House members David McKinley, Diana DeGette, and Jeff Denham called the “bipartisan baseball” trip a “resounding success.” Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

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