Will the Nationals Let Teddy Win on Strasmas Day?

DC sports fans are gearing up for the most hyped debut in Washington sports history, as fans have dubbed Tuesday Strasmas Day in anticipation of the major league debut of pitcher Stephen Strasburg, aka Baseball Jeezus.

With the team expected to choose hitting phenom Bryce Harper today with the #1 pick in baseball’s amateur draft, Nats fans see this week as a symbolic turning point in the short history of the franchise.

The Nationals are surely eager to send the message that a new era has arrived. With a record sellout crowd expected, and every major national media outlet on hand, what better opportunity could the Nats have to let Teddy win? It seems a wise move, both to send a signal to the fans, and to avoid risking a chorus of 41,000 boos during their moment in the spotlight.

Here’s hoping history is made on the warning track as well as the pitcher’s mound.

One character who clearly hopes to prevent it is Abe Lincoln. The all-time presidents race victory leader has set aside his dirty tricks and gone on a tear, earning his 5th consecutive come-from-behind victory Sunday at Nationals Park. Teddy’s eyeglasses fell off his nose, but he gutted it out and finished the race blind. We’re hoping he manages to get them fixed on his off day today. The racing presidents were sporting their traditional period garb for just the second time this season.

Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome

9 Responses

  1. Teddy isn’t going to win tomorrow, folks. Perhaps it will be during a playoff game. I’m not sure I want him to win tomorrow. It would make the whole thing even more contrived than it is.

    I am still rooting against Lincoln, though. Lincoln seems to have abandoned all of his minded principles and even-handedness in his Nats Park reincarnation.

  2. Did you ever get an answer from the Nats about if they’ll convert StubHub print-at-home paper versions into “real” hard stock tickets? (I’m mainly thinking of the Strasburg game but it would be terrific if they converted them for other games too. Well worth a nominal service charge, IMO.)

    P.S. Love your website. Go T.R.!

  3. Yes! Just heard official word from the Nats. If you have a print@home e-ticket, the Nats will let you bring it to the service desk behind section 131 to exchange it for a “souvenir” ticket. I don’t know exactly if that’s a normal season ticket or something else, but I’ll be there early to find out.

  4. BTW, I had seen this Twitter exchange:

    “@NatsTix Thank you Nicole!
    about 1 hour ago via Splitweet”

    [??? Then there’s a Watergate tape-like gap: No reply from NatsTix. 😦 Sad.]


    “@LetTeddyWin I know it’s still being talked about but I’m hearing you will probably be able to. I’ll send details when/if I have them.
    7:29 PM Jun 5th via Twitter for iPhone in reply to LetTeddyWin”
    “@NatsTix Thanks I traded in my 6/8 tickets, now need to overpay on StubHub but everything is electronic delivery! Want a real season ticket.
    9:42 PM Jun 5th via Splitweet in reply to NatsTix”

  5. Whoo-hoo! You’re fast! In hindsight I hadn’t even typed my full bit o’ whining before you’d replied to me. THANKS SO MUCH! Love your haiku too at WaPo. 🙂

  6. Please clarify —

    *They’ll reprint even if one is NOT the original purchaser (i.e. bought via StubHub)?

    *Or ONLY if they ARE the original purchaser (and now regret choosing “print-at-home”).

  7. I don’t have all the details yet but I’d say just bring ’em to the ticket service counter behind 131 and I’m sure they’ll take care of you. Thanks for the kind words!

  8. someone should hop the field and take out everyone but teddy.. just saying. lol

    • Please don’t.
      I think the field will be crowded enough already. Right fielder might come out and sock ya.

      GO TEDDY!

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