Rather than kneeling during the national anthem, Nationals pitcher Erick Fedde managed to dial it back to help overcome a bit of adversity before Tuesday’s game against the Braves.
Fedde encountered a praying mantis while the anthem was being played, and it pretty much gave him hell. The large insect landed on his arm, then climbed up it, before eventually settled on his neck. Fedde then had a priceless reaction, as he tried not to flinch or convey too much emotion while the anthem was being played.
Props to Fedde for handling it in the professional manner that he did.