Rachel Gibson

Did anyone notice that they haven't been playing 'Sweet Caroline?' If this is true, then my ballpark experience has improved tenfold.

I'm passing on this note from my friend and seat-mate Amy about Teddy. In yesterday's not-so-great start to a pretty ugly game for Nats fans, there was one glimmer of hope in the whole game: Teddy was actually contending, and there was a brief moment when it looked like he was going to run the race at full tilt. How great would it have been for him to win? At a time when we most needed some cheering-up, we could have gotten a win somewhere, even if it came from an awkward, big-headed, dead president.

Amy thinks, and I agree, that the Teddy losing schtick can't be sustained without some hope. And yesterday would have been a great time for a little hope.

By Rachel Gibson  |  April 13, 2008; 10:08 AM ET  | Category:  Rachel Gibson
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I agree, its time for Teddy to win. The joke was old a long time ago.

Better yet, let's add some Presidents. Kennedy, Harding and Clinton could stop and chat up the girls in the stands, Andrew Jackson could challenge rivals to duels, Franklin Pierce and Andrew Johnson, both known for enjoying a drink, could stop to hail beer vendors and for amusement, the Nixon giant President could always cheat, but lose, not unlike Dick Dastardly of Saturday morning cartoon fame.

Posted by: sec 314 | April 13, 2008 4:16 PM

Please let's get rid of sweet caroline. It's a boston thing. Let's have our own identity.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 13, 2008 10:13 PM

They did in fact play Sweet Caroline already this season at Nationals Park. Opening Night I believe...nearly broke my heart after hoping all off-season that it wouldn't be back.

Posted by: Gibby | April 14, 2008 12:38 PM

Happily, there was no Sweet Sawx song on Saturday. Prayers being answered, methinks.

Posted by: OutsideTheLaw | April 14, 2008 2:32 PM

I think there's been a lot of grousing since the opening day playing of Sweet Caroline, so hopefully they heard it and have nixed it.

Posted by: CGR | April 14, 2008 3:12 PM

But what about the nice fella who dances on the dugout to the song? What will he do without Neil and Sweet Caroline?

Posted by: Hillgal | April 15, 2008 11:36 AM

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