It seems Teddy Roosevelt has tried just about every way, legitimate and otherwise, to gain advantage over his opponents in the Washington Nationals’ presidents race.
Yet Tuesday night at Nationals Park, the hero of San Juan Hill came up with an entirely new 4th-inning strategy — lock up the competition.
After bursting through the center field starting gate, Roosevelt turned and latched the gate behind him, before George, Tom, and Abe could get through.
Teddy began his victory celebration almost immediately, prancing across the warning track to the cheers of over 19,000 fans.
But the celebration was short-lived. The other presidents got the gate open and Abe sprinted ahead, ensuring that Teddy’s losing streak would continue.
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