The Filibuster

Who should throw out the first pitch if the Nats make the Series?

Natalie
Washington, DC
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In a city known for its hot-winded bureaucracy, I can definitely see this scenario as something DC suits would fight for.  I mean, who wouldn’t welcome the public relations boost that would come with leading the charge in Washington’s first World Series since 1933?

The problem is, I wouldn’t want any currently serving politicians out there on the mound.  Obama, a clumsily outspoken White Sox fan with an awkward delivery, would not be a good choice considering the pending presidential election and his penchant for wildness.  And asking a former president such as George W. Bush, a man who can certainly hold his own on the baseball diamond, would also be a bad choice considering the awful PR that would go with it.

The first pitch in the World Series should be by someone who is just as much a part of the spirit of Nationals baseball as the players and coaches and front office.  It should be someone with great leadership skills.  Someone who is adored regardless of political affiliation.  Someone who is dead.

It should be Teddy Roosevelt.

Since the Expos became the Nationals, fans of this ill-fated franchise have had little to cheer for… except for Teddy Roosevelt.  And yet despite leading the charge during the Spanish-American War, despite conquering an elusive elephant whilst on African safari, and despite surviving a bullet shot from John Schrank’s gun, the stuffed man still cannot find a way to sit atop the Presidents Race podium.

The very least DC could do is give him the first pitch.

Don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.

Peace,

Jeff

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4 Comments

In all of the games I’ve been to this year at Nationals Park, people keep saying the first playoff game there will be a different milestone for #26 (No, not Jesus Flores; he’s the fake #26.)
-Mateo

http://mateofischer.mlblogs.com

Sounds like a plan to me! Oh, and chatting with the Nats fans who came to watch their team play at the Big A last season, most were of the opinion Mateo offers, that when the Nats play their first playoff game, Teddy is winning that race. (Though I do think it would be funny if the team made them wait until the second playoff home game since everyone is so certain about it being game 1.)
— Kristen

Great selection for the first pitch! Any chance of a Strasburg return for the play offs?
http://ninjasports.net

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