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President's Race bullies Teddy

By Ryan Korby

It’s been another year and another winless season for Washington’s lovable loser, “Racing” Teddy Roosevelt. I for one am not in the “Let Teddy Win” camp. Not yet at least. Teddy is the quintessential jobber. If you start letting him win, you actually take some of the drama out of the President’s Race. Let Abe, George, and Tom duke it out each night for the win and keep giving me creative ways for Teddy to blow it.

Teddy’s first win has to come at the right time. I thought for sure they were going to give him the nod on his bobblehead night in 2007. When that didn’t happen, I thought the next logical and respectable night for him to win was on September 14th of that year to commemorate the year that the actual Teddy Roosevelt was sworn in as President.

I can only think of four logical dates to let Teddy win now that they’ve built up his losing ways. Anything else will be a letdown.

1. September 14th 2011: It’s that sensible day of Roosevelt being sworn in again. It also is the 110th anniversary of that date, so it’s a nice, neat anniversary date. Come to think of it, if they do the day Teddy was sworn in they should wait for the 125th anniversary. Who celebrates a 110th anniversary?

2. September 20XX: Nats Clinch a Playoff Berth -- What better way to celebrate the organization’s success on the field than letting another perennial loser finally win.

3. September 20XX: Nats Clinch the NL East -- Same logic as above, but more meaningful and awesome.

4. October 27th, 20XX: The Nats open the World Series with home field advantage -- Teddy leads the charge in the 4th inning with his first and long awaited win. Ryan Zimmerman Jr. goes 4-4 in the leadoff spot. Livan Hernandez becomes the first 80 year-old pitcher to get a save in a 6-4 victory over the International Space Station Martians.

By Box Seats blogger  | October 19, 2010; 8:38 AM ET
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Before I didn't care, but now I hope they never let him win. I can't believe this blog post actually made it through quality control.

Posted by: GFisher1 | October 19, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

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