The end of February is on the horizon, which means one thing; Baseball season is upon us. America’s pastime kicked off already with the opening weekend of NCAA Baseball, while MLB Spring Training games will start this weekend. With this in mind, let’s play a little game of Political Storm baseball.
Imagine, if you will, that you are the owner of a political baseball team and you were trying to assemble the best “players” for your team, who would it be? When the other team lobs a ball up to the outfield, who do you got that will chase it down and get the out? Who do you have bringing the heat from the mound when the game is on the line in the bottom of the 9th? Using the instructions for each position, leave your team in the comments below. We will compile them and make a fun chart out of them once everyone has given their teams. Don’t forget to give your team a name!
When choosing your team, remember that each person on the field contributes in different ways:
Pitcher: consistent and calm under pressure, but can bring the heat when the stakes are high.
Catcher: leads the team in all aspects, is a workhorse and tough
First Base: flexible, can clean up a bad throw by other teammates, strong hitter
Second Base: Fast and Quick thinking
Short Stop: quick on their feet, strong arm, leader of the infield
Third Base: Quick reactions, strong arm and strong hitter
Left Field: Fast, able to track down hard hits, usually a strong hitter
Center Fielder: leader of the outfield, covers the most ground in the shortest amount of time, strong arm
Right Field: Strong arm and strong bat.
Manager/Coach: rarely seen, but leader of the team, makes decisions that affect everyone, cool headed
Rules: Your team can be made up of politicians, political pundits, journalists, other media members, etc., but they must be alive and not retired from their profession. For example, you cannot use Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton as a player.
Who do you got that will perform when the lights turn on?