Your Washington Nationals are the best team in baseball. They have the best record in the major leagues. They are playing thrilling baseball to ever-growing crowds. They have brought a pennant race to DC for the first time since Franklin Roosevelt was President.
So, how does their Flagship radio station promote them? Well…
It's Washington Gameday Uncensored! Full pregame coverage of the Burgundy & Gold all day, plus the Sports Junkies live at 5:00!—
106.7 The Fan (@1067thefandc) August 18, 2012
Which prompted Charlie Slowes, the voice of the Nationals, to remind the Flagship:
It’s enough to make Jim Vance furious. In fact, this sort of thing did make Jim Vance furious a few weeks back, but apparently, nobody at WJFK was listening.
The Nationals are playing playoff-quality baseball, while the Flagship is talkin’ ’bout practice. Not a game. Practice.
Now, I’m a huge Redskins fan, and I’ll probably have a television tuned in to see what the Redskins are working on. But you better believe I’m going to have the radio turned on and turned up so I can hear Charlie and Dave call a real, live Nats game.
Heck, if anything this sort of phenomenon is a huge opportunity for WJFK. They should be reminding DC sports fans that, while their eyes may be on the Redskins, WJFK can keep their minds and their ears on the Nationals’ phenomenal 2012 season.
But instead, they’re talkin’ ’bout practice. Not a Nats game. Practice.