I love a mixed metaphor—especially one involving sports.
"We have two opportunities to do something important for the country on spending and debt; we ought not to miss this opportunity," [Senator Mitch] McConnell said, referring to budget, which expires March 4, and the debt ceiling, which the country is likely to hit by the end of March. "The president ought to step up to the plate with us and tackle it together." *
But should they wear their baseball or football uniforms? Hmm.
* quoted in Chris Cillizza's "The Morning Fix."