In the final game of an undoubtedly difficult homestand for racing president Teddy Roosevelt, our 26th president decided it was time to leave nothing to doubt.
Unfortunately for Teddy, he could have picked a more subtle way to cheat.
When the presidents emerged in center field for the 4th-inning race, Teddy was out in front aboard a Segway personal transporter.
The other presidents were on foot.
Tom, Abe, and George struggled to keep up in the 98-degree heat, and Teddy held the lead from wire to wire.
The crowd erupted as Teddy broke the tape with a fist raised high in victory, but the cheers from the crowd ended moments later, when Screech jumped in.
Never one to put up with Teddy’s antics, the Nationals’ mascot and presidents race judge quickly interrupted Teddy’s victory dance and waved off the victory.
After disqualifying Teddy for riding the Segway, Screech awarded the victory to Thomas Jefferson, provoking a rain of boos from the crowd.
After taking the series from the Phillies, the Nationals now hit the road for an extended trip west, giving both Teddy and Screech some time to cool off.
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