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Congresswomen Lose Softball Game To A Bunch Of Reporters

The Bad News Babes, a team of female reporters, defeated a team of congresswomen in the fourth annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game in D.C. The congresswomen’s team was simply called “Congress.”

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The annual game raised about $50,000 for the Young Survival Coalition, a group that helps young victims of breast cancer.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Donna Edwards high-five their team’s co-captain, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who founded the game as a survivor of breast cancer.

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Abby Livingston of Roll Call was named Bad News Babes’ Most Valuable Player after she helped end a series of five runs by the congresswomen.

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High fives all around for Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. (Don’t leave Wasserman Shultz hanging…)

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Shortstop Rep. Kathy Castor throws to first as spectators watch. The game drew an audience of roughly 900, Wasserman Schultz told Roll Call.

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Co-captain Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz ends the first inning by tagging Caroline Horn of CBS News.

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Congresswomen cheer as announcer Andrea Mitchell of NBC talks about Title Nine. From left: Rep. Jean Schmidt, Rep. Donna Edwards, Shelby Wasserman Schultz (the representative’s adorable 8-year-old), Rep. Grace Napolitano and Rep. Kathy Hochul.

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Rep. Laura Richardson swings. The Bad News Babes ultimately won 13-10 after leading the game 11-1 until the sixth inning.

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Rep. Donna Edwards and Amy Walter of ABC News engage in some friendly trash talk. Walters, the Bad News Babes shortstop, hit multiple singles throughout the night.

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