Nats finale: Teddy robbed!

A miscarriage of justice.
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Going into yesterday’s season finale the most compelling question of the Nationals second season would finally be answered — Will Teddy Roosevelt finally beat the other Rushmores to win the Presidents’ Race? The 26th president had yet to win a single race all year, which prompted one Lot 8 tailgater to announce that “Teddy is a mortal lock” to win. Sadly, Teddy found a new way to lose.

Starting late in the race, Teddy blew by Tom, George, and Abe and seemingly onto victory, only to be disqualified. Crowd noise kept the reason from being audible over the loudspeakers.

Oh and in less important news, the Nats lost their finale 6-2 to the Mets, Alfonso Soriano played his last game for D.C. and Frank Robinson was given a sendoff (The Post) after 51 years and 5,000 games in baseball.

4 Comments so far

  1. CY (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2006 @ 8:46 am

    Teddy was disqualified as a statement against jingoism.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2006 @ 10:05 am

    I’m really hoping they let teddy win the first race of the season next year…

  3. Don (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2006 @ 1:55 pm

    I am somewhat embarrassed by how much this torques me off…. Teddy deserves better.

  4. Carl (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2006 @ 11:22 am

    Note that in the lead-up to the race, Teddy is said to represent the mezzanine and suites. When the Nats get to their shiny new luxury box-centric stadium in 2008, I bet Teddy starts winning ALL THE DAMN TIME.

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