From The Victory Formation:
It has been a pretty normal existence for the Washington Nationals organization the last couple years as they have grown towards respectability and competitiveness with young talent (thanks to having a top-five draft pick annually). It looks like we have to look towards their minor league team to find some oddity. The Potomac Nationals have placed Uncle Sam, the team mascot, on the 60-Day DL after being involved in a fire. We can only assume that he has serious burns or is ash at this point. He isn’t expected back this season, and they are looking for help. They even sent out a ridiculous press release about it (via NBC Washington):
The Potomac Nationals have announced the following roster move:
Mascot Uncle Slam placed on 60-Day DL (retroactive to 7/4)
That currently puts the P-Nats at zero mascots which is under the Carolina League minimum of one mascot. Uncle Slam will miss the remainder of the season due to the fire at the Pfitz and is recovering but will be fully healthy for the 2013 season. Expect Uncle Slam in 2013 to be new and improved at the Pfitz with a brand new attitude!
With Potomac under the Carolina League minimum of one mascot, the P-Nats are looking for help from any team or organization that is willing to let Potomac adopt their mascot. Any mascot willing to sign on for a two-month contract with the Potomac Nationals will be handsomely rewarded with baseball bucks, Chilli’s Lemonade, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and the chance to watch fireworks every Saturday night.
I heard that the King has been out of work for quite sometime, he should be able to fulfill the duties of scaring the bejesus out of small children. I’m terrified of him.
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