Valdez and Drab want credit for Nats' mid-season turnaround

Josh Luckenbaugh
July 03, 2019 - 11:43 am

In a shocking turn of events, Junkies producers Matt Valdez and Drab T-Shirt don't think they're getting enough credit. 

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Last summer, Valdez and Drab claimed they were responsible for the Capitals' Stanley Cup run by resisting the urge to play the song "Get That Stanley."

Now, the pair believe they're the secret behind the Nationals' mid-season turnaround. How you may ask? 

Because they changed Mike Rizzo's walk-up music.

The Nats GM appears on the Junkies every week during baseball season, presented by Burke & Herbert Bank, and on May 22 his walk-up song changed from Fall Out Boy's "Centuries" to "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago.

Since then, the Nats have gone 24-12 and now sit two games above .500 and just one game out of a wild card spot. 

Rizzo addressed Valdez and Drab's claims Wednesday morning. 

JP Flaim: Your walk-up music on this show changed on May 22, and the streak started on May 24. So they're trying to attribute the success of the Nationals to changing your walk-up music to Chicago.

Valdez: It's all because of us, Mike. 

Rizzo: Jump on the bandwagon, fellas. There's a lot of room on it.

Valdez: We're not jumping, we're driving it.

Rizzo: Alright, beautiful.

Yes, beautiful is certainly one way to describe it. Definitely not coincidental. 

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