You know, I’ve often wondered whether Jayson Werth is the only Nats player to think about the Teddy Always Loses problem, and whether it signifies both a weird celebration of the culture of losing, and a disrespect for one of the country’s great presidents.
Sure, Werth isn’t afraid to talk publicly about the issue, and no one else has been nearly so vocal, but Werth had co-conspirators when he attempted to take matters into his own hands last season. He can’t be the only one.
“Do you think Teddy should win a president’s race?” someone asked Ian Desmond on Twitter last week.
“ABSOLUTELY!!!!” Desmond responded.
That’s a whole lot of yes in one word. You don’t need a blogger to know which way the wind blows, Nats officials. Make it happen.
Actually, Desmond engaged in a one-night binge of Twitter Q&A last week, which included several other notable responses. I’ll make ‘em easier to read; see his Twitter page for more.
Q: Are u excited to hv Mikey coming back soon?
Desmond: Excited to see him slam his helmet when he rounds the bases. Before I take his helmet off.
Q: I need a date to prom, what do you say?
Desmond: I’ll talk to Bryce.
Q: What’s your favorite TV show?
Desmond: My TV stays on MLB Network.
Q: What’s your favorite baseball movie?
Desmond: For the Love of the Game.
Q: What’s the best thing the fans can do for you at the park?
Desmond: Pay attention to the game!!!!
Q: Do you have #natitude?
Desmond: Yo tengo nattitude!!!!
Q: Do you read books?
Desmond: Favorite book: Freakanomics.
Q: What’s still on your to do/visit/see in DC list?
Desmond: I don’t even know how to get around DC yet.
Q: What Avenger are you most like?
Desmond: What’s an avenger?
Q: Hey man, what’s your preference in chew while on the diamond?
Desmond: Double Bubble.
Q: What stadium do you like the best to play at besides National Park?
Desmond: Citizens Bank Park.
Q: What’s your thoughts in the crowd doing the wave during a tie game?
Desmond: I’m just glad they are there. We need support!