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Another gallery of National Elvises

A few questions and answers about the Nats' silver Elvis wig.

Q: Why doesn't Livan Hernandez ever wear it?

A: As Thomas Boswell noted in a recent chat, it's apparently too small big for his head. (Though Bill Ladson wrote that he did, indeed, wear it during the recent road trip.) Regardless, you can tell when Livan is awarded the wig, because it sits in his locker, unused. See above. Also, this is one of many career nadirs: scanning post-game MASN interviews in an attempt to see a silver Elvis wig sitting unused in a baseball player's locker.

Q: How does the wig feel on the head?

A: "It's kind of tight, it kind of itches a little bit," Scott Olsen told MASN's Debbi Taylor. "But I'll take it, I'll definitely take it."

That sounds like it has the potential to become disgusting. Which I guess is a good thing.

Q: What's the next step for the wig phenomenon?

A: Obviously, fans need to start wearing them to games. Nationals Inquisition has virtually ordered fans to do so during this series with Atlanta, but the results are unclear thus far. You can buy black Elvis wigs from Pinto Novelty for $19.99, but they really ought to be silver. Can't some local company step up and hand out a thousand or so free Elvis wigs? Please?

Q: What do players call it?

A: The Silver Fox, apparently.

Q: This first gallery of National Elvises was fun. Even though Nationals Enquirer publishes them after every game, could we have another gallery now?

A: Sure.

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 5, 2010; 1:11 PM ET
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I think Boswell said that Livan's head was too big for the wig.

Posted by: tgoren71 | May 5, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Dan, you missed a real gem. I saw Zim say something to the effect of "The point of the silver Elvis wig? I think the point is to look as ridiculously silly on national TV as possible!" last night. (and, yes, Zimmerman actually showed some hint of personality)

Posted by: RedBirdie | May 5, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Its a good loose clubhouse when they win. All good when you are winning.

BTW, Adam Dunn wearing that is hilarious!

Posted by: dmacman88 | May 5, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Buy a can of Lysol!

Posted by: p_chuck | May 5, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Nice rogues gallery. So, you don't think this stuff is Pulitzer material? :-)

I suspect that Ladson may have had a synapse lapse in re. Livo's sporting the wig. If memory serves, he said that Livo wore the wig and that Atilano had it on the shelf behind him (on the contrary, Atilano wore it as pictured above). Debbi Taylor on the MASN site also stated that Livo's head was too large for the wig.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | May 5, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

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