The Nationals Are Not Exactly Hooked On Phonics

You laughed at their jerseys, and searched their media guide to no avail trying to find someone named Jordan Zimmerman. Now the Washington Nationals have struck again. Hmm. Instead of signing a pitcher before the trading deadline, I suggest a couple of characters from “Sesame Street.”

Teddy Rossevelt, 26th Prezidunt of the U.S.

The most remedial of all major professional sports franchises is offering this fine item for sale at Nationals Park, and our 26th President is not amused. Teddy Roosevelt, or “Rossevelt” as he was known to his stupider friends, will boycott all future President Races until this error is fixed. “I charged up San Juan Hill for this? Bah!”

Dan Steinberg at DC SPORTS BOG made this find, of which one of his commenters wisely opined, “The only true Nationals collector’s items are the things that are spelled correctly.” At this point the Scripps National Spelling Bee might want to consider moving to another city.

Oh, well. If you’re going to have the worst record in baseball, you might as well give the fans something to laugh about. It’s always sad when they give up on the season in April.

From now on all prospective hires in the Nationals front office must be required to watch this.