Brown's staff is boasting today about defeating Democrat John Kerry and his staff in a hard-fought softball game on the National Mall.
The score was 11-6, according to Brown's office. Staff members from the senators' district offices played another game in Boston last night, in which the Brown side prevailed, 12-9.
Both senators took part in the Washington game. Brown played first base, went 2-3 at the plate and scored two runs, according to his office.
Kerry, still in his work suit, arrived to encourage his team and to pinch hit, earning a general cheer when he removed his necktie. He grounded out against the shifty pitching of Brown's communications director, Gail Gitcho.
Brown wore Kerry's tie to bat, and was put out at first base by Kerry intern Jack Schlossberg, the grandson of President John F. Kennedy and the son of Caroline Kennedy.
Maybe it's time Kerry hires David Ortiz as an intern?
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