Nats' Racing Analysts are nightmare fuel

Brian Tinsman
May 19, 2019 - 9:21 pm

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


There's a fine line between marketing genius and fuel for nightmares, and it's likely that the Washington Nationals breached that limit on Sunday.

In celebration of being on Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN, the Nats ran a special race during the fourth inning, replacing the Racing Presidents with Racing Analysts.

The results were,'s best to see for yourself:

Not one single analyst should be proud of the way they were caricatured. These are objectively bad caricatures, and everything that the Racing Presidents are not. 

The Racing Presidents are recognizable impressions of famous people who are long-since dead. You don't have to be a history buff or baseball fan to know who they are. They would be recognizable in any context.

Meanwhile, you could watch Sunday Night Baseball every week, have limitless guesses, and never correctly identify Alex Rodriguez, Jessica Mendoza, Matt Vasgersian and Buster Olney.

A quick scan of Twitter turned up these reviews:

@suzjdean: It’s so cringy and creepy

@jonfeng1: This is a family game. Who signed off on this?

@BrandyBeansH: The Lord has abandoned our nation's capital

So, there you have it. A swing and a miss.


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