But there’s a growing call for Thursday’s game to be played a little differently this year.
Instead of having the two parties play each other, as tradition holds, many people would like to see the teams mix rosters to show they’re all really on the same side: America.
Michael Morris of the conservative CNSNews.com is one of the leading voices backing the gesture.
Many on Twitter shared similar sentiments throughout the day:
If Congress really wanted to make a meaningful gesture, they’d get rid of this Dem vs. Rep crap and mix the two teams.
— Noah Gittell (@noahgittell) June 15, 2017
It would be nice if the congressional baseball game were *not* partisan. Mix the teams up, learn how to work together.
— Drexel Hammond (@DrexelHammond) June 15, 2017
— Bob Iaccino (@Bob_Iaccino) June 14, 2017
spread the word. mix up the teams. exchange jerseys w/ someone your size. play for u.s. not party. legislate for u.s. not party. pic.twitter.com/PY1XtapGCo
— BoHighwater (@BoHighwater) June 15, 2017
Wouldn’t it be ideal to mix the teams for the capitol baseball game? Make them bipartisan. #alexandria
— Andi (@acpreston_7) June 14, 2017
Maybe this year its time to mix up the teams and just have friends playing friends and not dem vs rep. Send a different message.
— jodi roper (@jodiroper222) June 14, 2017
They need to mix those teams if only as an example to the nation
— judedabomb (@FlJude) June 15, 2017