Congressional Baseball Game
Just a few days after a scary shooting in Alexandria, Virginia members of the U.S. Congress took the field to play in the annual Republicans vs. Democrats baseball game. Steve Scalise was critically wounded by a gunman at the Republican’s practice a day prior. He was shot in the hip and suffered from broken bones and injuries to his organs. When the team rosters were announced, Scalise received a standing ovation although he was not in attendance as he is still in the hospital.
David Bailey, a Capitol Hill police officer, was a part of Scalise’s security unit and also suffered injuries from the shooting. However, he was able to recover in time to throw out the first pitch of the game. More than 20,000 tickets were sold and the game was on track to raise over $1 million for charities. This was double the amount that was raised last year.