Playing hardball in the political arena

Updated: March 16, 2005, 4:51 PM ET
By Aaron Kuriloff | Special to ESPN.com

There are exactly 90 feet between bases. Precisely 60 feet, 6 inches between the pitcher's mound and home plate. Four balls is always a walk. Three strikes, you're out.

If seven baseball luminaries and their league bosses honor the House Reform Committee's subpoenas tomorrow as expected, they'll find an arena with rules every bit as predictable as their own. How they'll fare on the Capitol Hill playing field depends not on strength or speed, but how they respond to questions about whether ...

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