Nats get first victory of the season — Not so for Teddy

On a beautiful spring night at Nationals Park, 20,000 fans witnessed a display of the Washington Nationals new power as they grabbed their first victory of the season tonight in an 8-2 drubbing of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Alas, Teddy Roosevelt did not join the Nationals in the win column.

Thomas Jefferson trips in the Washington Nationals presidents race, but is granted the victory.Unlike opening day, Teddy did participate in the presidents race from start to finish. Our #26 actually built an early lead and had a clear path to the finish line, but Abe Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson passed him in the home stretch, with Abe appearing to cross the tape first as Jefferson fell at the finish line (or was he tripped by Abe?).

The close finish was initially called for Abe, but after video review it was announced that the win was granted to Thomas Jefferson.

Photo courtesy of Flickr user philliefan99
Video by YouTube member Rockthered8

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2 Responses

  1. I just found your blog by accident while looking for a picture of the “Natinals” jersey, and I’m glad I did. We were in DC last week and had tickets to Thursday night’s game. What a beautiful night to see a ballgame in a beautiful ballpark. Unfortunately, we did not get to see the presidents’ race because we were in line for a pretzel way out in left field! Since we were DC newbies, we didn’t know they raced in the 4th inning, or we would have planned our trip to the concession stand more carefully. I’ll be checking your blog frequently to see if Teddy ever wins.

  2. Thanks for visiting, Jim. It is a nice place to see a ball game, isn’t it? Come back more often. You are obviously the good luck charm the team needs!

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