The Nationals’ own racing presidents are making their furthest trip north this weekend, as they pay a visit to the team’s Short Season Single-A Affiliate, the Vermont Lake Monsters.
The presidents will be racing during games held tonight through Saturday.
This marks the first time the Racing Presidents have performed at Burlington’s Centennial Park.
The Nationals have also confirmed that George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy will be accompanying the team to Pittsburgh on Labor Day weekend.
This marks the presidents’ first return to the scene of the crime — PNC Park — where one year ago Pittsburgh’s racing pierogie Potato Pete flattened Teddy Roosevelt like a pancake in what ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt called “The Greatest Highlight I’ve Ever Seen.”
The Presidents v. Pierogies Race-Off will take place at PNC Park on September 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Expect a good contingent of Nationals fans to make the 4-hour drive for the holiday weekend series. Good tickets are available.
Photos courtesy of the Washington Nationals and Flickr member afagen