“The game will go on,” President Donald Trump said in a video address to the Congressional Baseball Game last night, assuring players, attendees, and Americans that the United States will not be intimidated by violence.
Mike Opelka hopped on a train and attended that game last night, describing the experience on today’s “Pure Opelka.” He arrived to a two-block secured space and entered the stadium through metal detectors – an understandable set of precautions after Wednesday’s shooting while Republicans practiced.
Mike said an “awe inspiring quiet in the stadium” descended when the Capitol Police served as the color guard. Their choir then sang the national anthem and “God Bless America.” The crowd was also respectful when officer David Bailey threw out the first pitch.
But the respect in the Democrat section ended when Trump came on the screen. Mike decided, after they booed his message of hope, to move over to the Republican section. He sat with some excited and hopeful interns and truly enjoy the rest of the game.
The Democrats did end up winning, which Mike was fine with because “it’s been a long time since the Democrats have gotten a win at anything.”