Transcript for Lawmakers turned ballplayers suit up for the big charity baseball game
out at this hour the congressional baseball game in Washington. Republicans and Democrats hoping to set an example tonight as we learn new details about the congressman in critical condition. Here's ABC's Mary Bruce. Reporter: Lawmakersurned ballplayers, arriving ready for the big game. Those lsu hats a tribute to the player not on the field. Second baseman, Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise tonight, hospitalized in critical condition. Shot down when a barrage of gunfire tore through the Republicans' final practice. Senator Jeff flake tweeting, "We're all pulling for you, Republicans and democratic alike." Overnight, the president visiting him at the hospital telling reporters today Scalise is in "Tough shape." It's been much more difficult than people even thought at the time. It's been -- he's in some trouble, but he's a great fighter and he's going to be okay, we hope. Reporter: This morning, a third surgery for the congressman. The bullet that hit his hip injured his internal organs, fracturing bones and causing severe bleeding. Today in congress a standing ovation for the victims and heros of the shooting spree. And at the stadium tonight, unity and some friendly competition sxl we want to beat those guys and they want to beat us. Afterward, we're going to give each other a hug and drink beer zbrs Mary Bruce joins us from nationals park in Washington. Congressman Scalise on everybody's minds tonight. Not the only one still recovering. Still hospitalized in good condition that capitol police officer crystal Griner and Matt Mika remains in serious condition. Both of those people very much on the minds of these lawmakers as they get ready to take to the field tonight.
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