A Nationals Disaster

After a frustrating loss to a bunch of radio talk show hosts it was time to get back to business trying to find an elusive win for the Racing Gracie. Tonight seemed like the perfect night for Gracie’s first win. The Washington Nationals were in town and if anyone could relate to the challenges of Racing Gracie it would be the Nationals.

The Racing Presidents have been going on for quite some time and like their Diamondbacks Legends counterparts there is one poor participant that has remained winless. Teddy Roosevelt has not been credited with a win since the races began and as of this last week he was 0-394.

It’s hard to even fathom nearly 400 losses, that is 320 more losses than Racing Gracie has endured. For a moment this week Teddy Roosevelt seemed to have won a race but was disqualified for riding a Segway.

As the fifth inning came to an end, the racing Legends emerged from the Nationals bullpen. Grace was matching Randy Johnson, Matt Williams, and Luis Gonzalez stride for stride. The lead changed multiple times and as the racers rounded home plate it looked like Gracie had the edge.

Like so many times before, Grace saw victory snatched away at the last moment as Johnson crossed the finish line. It’s beginning to look more and more like Racing Gracie is following in Teddy Roosevelt’s shoes and those aren’t running shoes.

About Jeff Summers

Just a guy from Section 132 Row 9 Seat 9 trying to understand the metaphysics of baseball and whether the knuckleball defies Newton's first law of motion.
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