Ask any struggling Nats hitter — when you’re in a slump, it’s easy to press too hard and attempt to do too much with one swing. Well, there’s no bigger slump than Teddy’s current losing streak, and tonight he succumbed to the pressure.
While Will Nieves was cooking up his late game heroics to lead the Nationals to victory, Teddy was busy blowing it for the 127th consecutive time. Tonight he shot out of the gate with a commanding lead, and looked like he could cruise to victory, but when he came to the outfield turn, he left the warning track and cut across the outfield.
Note the presidents race 2008 rally signs in the stands near the end of the clip!
No sooner had Teddy crossed the finish line then the judges announced his disqualification. The boos ensued. Whether people were booing Teddy’s unscrupulous effort or the larger injustice of Teddy’s losing streak is hard to say.