We are in for years of dominance by Congressional Democrats

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No, not politically. But from a baseball perspective, most definitely:

Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) smoked the GOP in this year’s congressional baseball game:  The former college player pitched a complete game one-hitter, striking out 13, in leading Democrats to a 8-2 victory.

A full story of last Thursday’s Roll Call game can be read here. Photos can be seen here.  We don’t have a link to the post-game injury report, because they don’t have enough paper in Washington to list the strained muscles that these geezers probably suffered. Well, except for Richmond anyway, who probably threw his normal side session yesterday.

Word on the street is that the Republicans are trying really hard to get Randy Johnson to run for Congress.

Report: Nationals sign reliever Brandon Kintzler to a two-year deal

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Both a Kinsler and a Kintzler made headlines at the Winter Meetings. After the Angels acquired second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Nationals have inked reliever Brandon Kintzler to a two-year contract, pending a physical.

Kintzler, 33, spent the latter half of his 2017 campaign with the Nationals after the Twins traded him. Between both clubs, he put up an aggregate 3.03 ERA with 29 saves and a 39/16 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings.

Sean Doolittle will handle save situations for the Nationals. Kintzler and Ryan Madson will bridge the gap to him in the seventh and eighth innings.