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At congressional baseball game, newfound unity has its limits: A record crowd of 25,000 gathered to watch the annual congressional baseball game at Nationals Park on Thursday night a day after a shooting at the Republican team’s practice sent five people to the hospital. The Democratic members of Congress defeated the Republicans 11-2 at the event, which opened with members of both parties kneeling in prayer on the field before the game. Many attendees said the incident fostered a spirit of unity in the infamously fractured and gridlocked Congress, but that newfound bipartisan togetherness was already showing strains before the bottom of the ninth.

Members of both parties’ teams wore Louisiana State University hats in honor of the alma matter of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was grievously injured in the shooting as a bullet tore through his abdomen. Two members of the Capitol Police, a congressional aide and a lobbyist were also injured in the attack.

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At congressional baseball game, newfound unity has its limits: A record crowd of 25,000 gathered to watch the annual congressional baseball game at Nationals Park on Thursday night a day after a shooting at the Republican team’s practice sent five people to the hospital. The Democratic members of Congress defeated the Republicans 11-2 at the event, which opened with members of both parties kneeling in prayer on the field before the game. Many attendees said the incident fostered a spirit of unity in the infamously fractured and gridlocked Congress, but that newfound bipartisan togetherness was already showing strains before the bottom of the ninth.Members of both parties’ teams wore Louisiana State University hats in honor of the alma matter of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was grievously injured in the shooting as a bullet tore through his abdomen. Two members of the Capitol Police, a congressional aide and a lobbyist were also injured in the attack.