The first time could be bad luck. The second time could be a funny coincidence. But by the third time new MASN sideline reporter Kristina Akra was doused in Gatorade — after Saturday’s walk-off win — I no longer believe this to be happenstance.
I believe, in other words, that the Nationals may be targeting Akra with their postgame Gatorade showers. Somebody launch an investigation.
Akra, whom I wrote about last week, has now covered 12 Nats wins during her brief tenure with the network. Three times she’s been on the wrong end of a post-game athletic drink bath, none more dramatic than on Saturday, as expertly documented above and below.
I mean, this isn’t just a few stray drops. She is dang close to the epicenter here. And whatever happened to the shaving-cream pie, anyhow? So much easier to control.
And golly, Rick Ankiel looks devious, no? Never trust a man who’s that happy.
As you can see, this is something of a pattern now. What’s more, this has now happened three times in eight calendar days. And I don’t see it ending any time soon. Welcome to Washington, Kristina.