Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Humiliation nation: Your Washington Nationals

Where do you start with the Washington Nationals? It is not enough that they are, without doubt, the worst team in Major League Baseball (yes, even the Mets are superior). It isn't enough that they actually took the field earlier this season with some players wearing jerseys that misspelled the team name on them (we're not even making that up). Now they are holding yard sales.

Seriously.

The Washington based paper that has reported on this, who you would assume actually likes the Nationals, candidly remarks;

''We'll refrain from calling it a firesale of memorabilia from the crappiest players in team history''


Some of the game used baseballs sold at $5 a piece, which of course is a little odd as Major League baseballs have a resale tag of $15. Perhaps they were figuring in the devaluing effect of Nationals players having handled the goods.

Two items not mentioned in the article;
  • The Elijah Dukes' "mint condition/no usage" anger management coursebook.
  • Special National offer: For only a one time payment of $15, Elijah Dukes will record a threatening voice mail message for you or a loved one!

Of course, we have to end with a tip of the cap to the New York Mets. It just wouldn't be the 2009 baseball season without one. Mets fans may recognise the two names on the boxes of balls in this picture. The former Nationals players mentioned are both now in the Mets organisation.

All together now, Mets! Mets! Mets!

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Irish National baseball team

Irish National baseball team
Team Ireland at the European Championships, Croatia, 2000.

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