Daily DC Item: Just Let Teddy Win


Presidents Race – 04-21-2009 courtesy of YouTube user lfahome

It’s already looking like a long summer for the 3-11 Nationals but there has always been a bright spot during Nationals home games: The President’s Race. The 4th inning tradition has become a fan favorite not matter what the score is at the time. For anyone that’s been to a few Nationals game, they know that out of the four racing Presidents Teddy Roosevelt never wins. The running joke of Teddy coming in last in the standings (much like the Nationals) has become a rallying cry for fans. Fans chant his name when he comes running out of the center field gate and now the fandom has gone online.

I stumbled upon this very interesting blog called, “Let Teddy Win!” The blog is a daily journal of every Nationals President’s Race and includes a complete collection of video clips and highlights so you can go back to the moment Teddy zip-lined across the finish line in RFK; the time Teddy lost on his own bobblehead night; or maybe the time he was just Teddy being Manny. All these clips can be found and more in a well done history of the President’s Race.

So if you would rather see the results of last night’s President’s Race than the results of last night’s Nationals game I highly encourage you to stop on by and check out what antics Teddy’s been up to and maybe one day they’ll just let Teddy win.

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  1. Metblogs Round-Up: 4-28-09 | The Definitive Dmbosstone (pingback) on April 28th, 2009 @ 8:32 am

    […] lot to root for at Nationals games, except the President’s Race- I was excited to find a blog just about the 4th inning […]

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