After enduring nearly 80 more of Teddy's losses in the Presidents Race this season -- not to mention newfound national attention from NBC News to ESPN and staunch supporters in Congress and the White House -- it seems that our long Nationals nightmare could finally be over.
According to a report from U.S. News & World Report, No. 26 might finally get victory No. 1 next Wednesday in Washington's regular-season finale.
Rumors are now swirling that the parody of the spectacled 26th president could finally have his day in the sun. Whispers is hearing that the Nationals, who have already secured a playoff spot, are planning to have Teddy win the Presidents Race in the Nationals final regular season game next Wednesday.
Lara Potter, VP of Communications for the Nationals, coyly says of Teddy's chances: "You never know, anything could happen during the Presidents Race." When asked if the Presidents Race was rigged, Potter was sharper. "That's just something that I'm not going to comment on," she says.
The Nationals are calling their final regular-season home series against the Philadelphia Phillies the "Teddy In 2012" series, which understandably gives Nationals fans everywhere a glimmer of hope.
Elizabeth Flock also reports that the Nats might add another president to their current stable and that "getting rid of Teddy...is entirely out of the question." Let's not put the cart before the horse, though now I have this strange feeling that Teddy is going to be disqualified for riding a horse...
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