Tuesday, 25,000 Jayson Werth garden gnomes were procured by lucky fans at Nationals Park. Not among those fortunate few: Jayson Werth.
The inspiration behind the transcendent promotional giveaway did not leave with one of his own.
Jayson Werth says he didn't get one of his own garden gnomes. Feels bad for all the fans who didn't get one, either. "I know how they feel." — Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) August 6, 2014
Werth -- and the Nationals -- did not put together their most inspiring performance against the New York Mets in front of 40,686 fans. Werth went 1-for-4 in Washington's 6-1 loss.
"Unfortunately we weren't able to get a win for them," Werth told reporters. "A night like tonight, when it's your giveaway, you've got a bobblehead or a gnome or whatever, you'd like to perform a little better than I did. So I feel bad about that, and obviously the loss hurts a little."
All 25,000 gnomes were handed out by 6:15 p.m. -- almost an hour before first pitch -- according to the Nationals.
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