Friday, June 01, 2007
Should "Teddy" Win?
Its was a topic of great debate in Section 320 the other night. How many times will The Racing Presidents run from the Right Field Tunnel at RFK Stadium to Home Plate at each and every home game with "Teddy" Roosevelt Losing? Its become such a good gimmick--what would happen if "Teddy" DID WIN?
For starters, our Section 320 "Let Teddy Win!!" Chant would go unnoticed.
No longer would Abe, GW & Thom give us the Thumbs Down each and every time they hear that call, while standing in the tunnel to the left of Section 320.
Those wonderful Tee-Shirts that have circulated saying "RUN, TEDDY, RUN!!" would be obsolete.
That terrific JumboTron Ad of "Teddy" lifting weights and working out in Viera, Florida during Spring Training would not be as funny.
Really, What would happen if Teddy Wins!!
Would the intrigue of The Presidents Race all go away?
Each and every night, most every fans seems interested in watching what foolish attempt "Teddy" will make.
Just last night, there were a handful of fans--folks we had never seen before--screaming their lungs out for "Teddy" to win in Section 320. That middle of the 4th inning event was THE HIGHLIGHT OF THEIR EVENING OF NATIONALS BASEBALL.
You can't deny the popularity of The Presidents. Not a single person in America watching them race on TV Highlights does not recognize WASHINGTON, DC as their Home Town!!
Most anyone with knowledge of Our Washington Nationals seems aware of The Racing Presidents. The Majority of those know "Teddy" is a loser.
So--I will ask again. Would fans lose interest, if "Teddy" Won?
Have Our Washington Nationals painted themselves into a corner?
This Debate went on for a couple of innings the other night.
All Good Questions. For which, Section 320 has no real answers.
But, what we really want to see is a Match Race--when The Milwaukee Brewers come to town--Our Presidents against Their Sausages. That would be Terrific. Then, maybe "Teddy" can break out of his slump and run past all those wieners.
Can you imagine The Crowds Response. Not a sole would sitting at RFK Stadium!!!