(Photo by Nationals Enquirer staff. In this photo, throngs of blue-shirt clad Nationals fans celebrate the selection of Stephen Strasburg in the MLB Draft back on June 9th at Nationals Park. Good luck finding those same die-hard Nationals fans for a TV show.)
Move over, Danny Bonaduce!
A production company is looking to cast "die-hard Nationals fans who have such an intense devotion to the lovable Nats that they have had trouble balancing their 'real life' responsibilities with their devotion for their team" for a Reality TV show which at first glance seems to have the potential to redefine the meaning of Worst Reality TV Show ever. Yes, this one could blow even worse than the the ill-fated "Mr. Personality", hosted by Monica Lewinsky on FOX way back in 2003.
Here's the Casting Call scoop from MASNSports dot com, which echos a similar email we received this morning in the Nationals Enquirer inbox:
Remember the scene in Fever Pitch where Jimmy Fallon nearly attacks his UPS guy for his season tickets? How about all the challenges he faces throughout the movie as he struggles to balance his baseball fandom with real life?
A local production company is looking to capture those types of moments in a new reality series about Nats fans. IMG Studios, a respected, established production company in Washington DC is looking for die-hard Nationals fans to appear in the series starting this offseason.
"The person or group of friends must find it hard to balance an active social life, romantic relationship, work or family with the "other person" (Nationals) in their life," said IMG Studios in their Casting Call.
The selected fans will be followed for a specific amount of time and should be comfortable with exposure.
To be considered, fans should send a biographical paragraph and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look, with the exception of a few magical months in early 2005, times have been tough enough for Nationals fans ever since the Expos came to town...and isn't it bad enough that there's a forthcoming chick flick starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, and Paul Rudd where Wilson plays a Nationals relief pitcher? Now, you want Nationals fans to be the subject of perhaps the worst concept for a Reality TV show in history? No mas.
We have a better concept for a Reality TV show about the Nationals: rehire Jim Bowden, resign Julian Tavarez and Jose Guillen, then move them all into a Dupont Circle studio for the season with the Racing Presidents, a refrigerator full of beer, and a Segway, and watch the magic happen.