The Shifting Finish Line
From Tom: Has anyone else noticed that the finish line for the Presidents Race keeps moving deeper into the outfield? On opening night, Screech and the Geico Gecko waved the checkered flag at or around home plate, just as they had at RFK. By the third or fourth home game, the finish line was beyond the first base dugout, well past first base.
For this home stand, the finish line seems to have migrated almost to the outfield wall. What was once a distance race seems to have become a sprint.
Granted, at RFK, the Rushmores ran a straight line from the right field bullpen down the line to home plate. And at Nats Park, they enter from a center field gate. But come on! It seems sort of silly to have a race end so far from the center of the action on a baseball field.
What's the reason for that anyway? Even Teddy seemed capable of running the distance. Have these guys been term-limited or something?
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