1) They just can't win games.
2) They can't spell their own team name right.
3) They need help from fans putting the tarp on the field.
4) They can't spell their players' names right.
5) They fail miserably at shooting sausages into the stands.
Wait, what's that last one? You mean you haven't heard about it yet? Well, prepare to give yourself the old facepalm once again, at the expense of the Washington Natinals.
The latest and greatest in the long string of failure that is the Washington Nationals is SausageGate 2009, in which they attempt to shoot sausages, wrapped up in t-shirts, into the stands, using a small cannon.
Not surprisingly, this doesn't go as planned. It looks like the wieners couldn't handle being shot out of a cannon like that, and fell apart, raining down chunks of sausage and buns all over the field and the fans.
Here's a description from Alex Zeese, who was at the game:
Wow. Just when you thought the Nationals couldn't outdo themselves, they have once again found a way. It was described by others as "confetti", and "raining bread". Way to go, Natinals. This will go down as a monumental year in baseball history, with the most fail-filled franchise of all time. Congrats!
They Can't Shoot Sausage, Can They? [Washington Post]