Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Pssst! A Glimpse At The Mascot

OK, so it's not the real mascot, but it might work.

Via DCist comes local PR Hound/Activist/Schmuck Adam Eidinger, whom you may remember from getting his ass pounded by an old man, is being backed by the local leftist/anarchists/children to become the National's mascot, the Colonist.

Sadly, the PR hound has 20 tickets to opening day, and he and his group plan on protesting by flashing signs saying 'Strike 4 DC Statehood' after every strikeout. Gee, that'll be sure to sway Congress.

I can just see Orrin Hatch and Tom DeLay, their hearts four sizes too small, wolfing down hotdogs looking up into the upper deck and seeing those signs and changing, just like the Grinch did when confronted by Cindy Lou Who.

I can also see about 20 Nationals fans who were shut out of the game because these idiots think that this is an effecitive form of protest. Thankfully, they're not near my section -- they're in 438. (Can you imagine the abuse they'd take if this was Yankee Stadium?)

Enjoy your protests. But know that they're ineffective, and are denying some people who genuinely care about the game a chance to attend something that's really important to them.

Update--I win the Major Dumas award for the second time this week. As Jeff, in comments points out, their protest is for the exhibition game, not the home opener. I guess that's better in that they're not screwing fans out of seast (I'm assuming the exhibition game will have plenty of empty seats) But, at the same time, who really gives a rat's ass about a protest at an exhibition game?

Capitol Punishment -- We may not be accurate, but at least we have a pleasing color scheme!


  • Sorry about the technical difficulties on this post.

    Sometimes Blogger's about as effecive at its job as Inning-Endy Chavez is at his!

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 3/29/2005 4:11 PM  

  • Actually, "The Colonist" is planning to appear at the April 3 exhibition game; I just checked Ticketmaster and there's still plenty of tickets available, including lower bowl seats. (Somehow it seems fitting that someone protesting the lack of representation for DC in Congress is appearing at a game that doesn't count in the standings; sorta like Eleanor Holmes Norton.) Still time for Marylanders and Virginians to come out and heckle!

    PS: Blogger better watch out, since Inning-Endy just got send down to AAA!

    By Anonymous Jeff, at 3/29/2005 7:09 PM  

  • Jesus. I've been horrible with my accuracy lately.

    Even worse for Senor Colonist then. Good luck getting any attention at THAT game!

    Blogger's still being a mother. Believe me, I'm working on the Emdy entry as we speak in notepad! :)

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 3/29/2005 7:12 PM  

  • I am just happy that this guy is protesting something other than the Nats. First, Marion Barry writes to MLB on the team's behalf and now this guy is buying tickets. Things may be looking up on the "think of the children" front.

    By Blogger WFY, at 3/29/2005 8:16 PM  

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