Sunday, July 5, 2015

Casey tops Toomey in Senate softball

WASHINGTON – In a Pennsylvania summer tradition, Sen. Bob Casey and Sen. Pat Toomey met on the National Mall Tuesday for a softball game featuring the two senators, staffers and friends.

Casey tops Toomey in Senate softball

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WASHINGTON – In a Pennsylvania summer tradition, Sen. Bob Casey and Sen. Pat Toomey met on the National Mall Tuesday for a softball game featuring the two senators, staffers and friends.

Team Casey took home a 20-10 victory. The Democratic Senator had a hit and scored a run.

But we think Toomey’s squad won the name game – they were dubbed “Hit it Toomey.” Pure genius.

A note about the slick fielding by the Republican senator’s 11-year-old son – Patrick Toomey, III – dubbed him as PT3. We like it.

Casey’s team went by Scrantonicity, a nod to the Senator's hometown and also the name of a Police cover band on The Office.

No love for “Casey at the Bat?”

(A Jersey source chimes in that the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg's team was "The Ballpark Franks," so credit is due there as well.)

In the game, Toomey went 0-1, but in the spirit of bipartisanship, notes from both staffs credited each senator with solid defense.

Toomey’s team won the games his first two years in office.

Before that, Casey and co. played against a team led by the late Sen. Arlen Specter.


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Jonathan Tamari is the Inquirer’s Washington correspondent. He writes about the lawmakers, politics and policy that affect Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Tamari previously covered the Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL. Before that he worked in Trenton, reporting on the characters and color of New Jersey state government. He lives in Washington.

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