‘A League of His Own': Dallas Rep. Colin Allred Stands Out on the Democrats' Baseball Team

WASHINGTON -- Democrats were thrilled to see Rep. Colin Allred win a Dallas congressional district last year, but not only because he ousted longtime congressman Pete Sessions.They’re counting on the former NFL linebacker and Hillcrest High center fielder to lead them to glory in Wednesday’s annual charity congressional baseball game.Allred, 36, looks like a natural in center field during early-morning practices, shagging flies and scooping up bloopers before they hit the ground.Baseball was his favorite sport growing up. Allred said he was a huge Texas Rangers fan and knew every player, right down to the organization’s farm system. He told Roll Call he wore No. 34 to match his favorite Rangers player, Nolan Ryan.  Continue reading...

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