We’ve been saying it here for 2 seasons — the dishonor being done by the Washington Nationals to the legacy of Teddy Roosevelt has got to stop. What we didn’t realize back in 2007 was that it came along with a curse.
But how can you deny it?
In today’s Washington Times, columnist Thom Loverro finally comes to the unfortunately simple conclusion that the Nationals are suffering from the curse of Teddy Roosevelt.
As Loverro points out, the Nationals were surprisingly respectable contenders before the live presidents race started in 2006. Since Teddy lost his first race, the team is a horrific 176-262. This is not just the record of a rebuilding team; It’s the record of a cursed franchise, snakebitten by everything from freak injuries to timely bad weather to misspelled uniforms.
If you’ve been watching the Washington Nationals closely this year, can there be any doubt that this team is cursed? It’s time to end the curse and let Teddy win!
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