Organizers bravely decided to proceed with the Congressional charity baseball game on Thursday despite the tragic incident at the practice the day before. Leaders thought it would be a unifying experience for those involved and for our tough political climate in the United States right now.
Even more amazing was who threw out the first pitch.
After an emotional opening ceremony, David Bailey who was one of the brave Capitol Police officers injured during the senseless shooting threw the ceremonial first pitch. This man is so brave.
Leaning on one crutch, still bandaged up from the hospital, Bailey stood on the mound and expertly threw the baseball over home plate to catcher Roberto Clemente Jr. The crowd could NOT contain their cheers for this amazing and patriotic display of bravery and class.
Also in attendance at the game were aide Zach Barth and Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX). They received standing ovations, as well.
A brief prayer was said with both parties huddling together in unity followed by a patriotic message from President Trump which ended with “LET’S PLAY BALL!”
“Had they not been there, it would have been a massacre, because there’s no escaping a guy you know if he’s got several hundred bullets and we had no weapons and no place to hide. So if he would have advanced on the rest of us, there would have been no change, the only chance we had was that the shots were returned by the Capitol Hill police.”
No doubt that Bailey and the other officers saved countless lives and will be remembered as heroes forever. Can we get 10,000 shares for this American hero?!