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January 25, 2013

Nats and Sox Announce New Racing Mascots

If you're a fan of racing're going to want to pay attention.

Friday night, the Washington Nationals announced via Twitter that they have decided on which President to add to their lineup.

The physical should prove to be an interesting one given "The Big Chief" once tipped the scales at a very Sabathia-like 332 pounds.

And why William Howard Taft?

On Opening Day in 1910, he became the first U.S. President to throw out a ceremonial first pitch.  Legend also has it that te 27th President also “invented” the seventh-inning stretch, when he stood up to stretch at a game and the crowd around him did as well.

Okay, I honestly don't know why, but "Bill" will join George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt when the season opens at Nationals Park.

Thursday, the Chicago White Sox made it official, announcing that they'll be wearing 1983 throwback uniforms durnig Sunday home games during the upcoming season.  More importantly, they'll also be honoring their popular "Winning Ugly" team with three glorious racing mascots.

Enter "Racing Pudge" (Carlton Fisk), "Racing Harold" (Baines) and "Racing Kitty" (Ron Kittle).  Now, I don't know about you, but watching those three guys and their bad knees running the bases was painful enough...I'm not so sure I want to see their mascot counterparts doing the same.

Nevermind...I totally do!

 Photo: Looks just like him. I think the Sox should stick you, pudge and Harold in those things for real! Who would win?!!! Lol! My money is on you big guy!  Too funny!

1 comment:

E said...

Oddly, they all look like sausages.