Friday was Hispanic Heritage Night at Nationals Park, with the team honoring the contributions of the hispanic community to baseball and society throughout the evening.
Latin influences permeated the evening, so it was no surprise when Teddy Roosevelt got into the act, passing out “Los Nacionales” t-shirts to fans along the first baseline.
Unfortunately for Teddy fans, our favorite #26 chose to engage in this bit of charity while in the midst of the 4th-inning presidents race, pulling off of the lead and allowing George to waltz to victory.
The victory kept the father of our country within range of Abe Lincoln in the standings with a dozen races left in the season. After Abe’s recent tear, in which he won 9 out of 11 races, George and Tom need to make up ground quickly to keep Abe from locking up the title for good.