It didn’t work.
The Nats’ normally solid defense fell apart early, committing 3 errors, and Teddy Roosevelt delivered one of his weakest races of the season. Even after cheating and cutting the outfield corner, the original Rough Rider never challenged front-runner Thomas Jefferson.
The Battle of the Beltways starts Friday. Look for the Orioles to bring their creatively-named mascot The Bird to Nationals Park for a third year of presidents race-related hijinks.
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