George Washington dons horns for Running of the Bulls

Running of the BullsRunning of the BullsAlexandria KleztetNationals Holidays at Nationals ParkThe annual Running of the Bulls takes place this weekend in Pamplona, Spain, and on Sunday at Nationals Park, the Nationals’ racing presidents paid tribute by strapping horns onto George Washington, who chased Tom, Abe, and Teddy across the outfield during the 4th-inning presidents race.

Thomas Jefferson broke away for the early lead, but couldn’t escape Washington’s charge.

After passing Abe and Teddy, the father of our country tucked his horns and caught up to Jefferson, flipping the Sage of Monticello head first into the Section 133 stands before claiming the victory. The move puts George within two of Abe in the standings heading into the All Star break.

Sunday was Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park, and throughout the game, the HD scoreboard featured famous jewish baseball players through history. Klezmer recording artists The Alexandria Kleztet performed in the centerfield plaza before the game.

Finally, we have to give a nod to these guys who formed their own 5-man cheering section along the first baseline. The leprechaun, angel, Easter Bunny, native American, and Uncle Sam got together to send a simple message: Every Nationals win should be a National Holiday.

Well done, gentlemen.

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4 Responses

  1. I don’t mean to take this too far, but did anyone else thing the Nats should’ve chosen another day to put horns on a president? You know, NOT Jewish Community Day?

  2. No. Personally I think we’re past any concerns that people think jews have horns.

    On the flip side, it wouldn’t surprise me if they’d considered having Teddy run in beard, felt hat, and tzitzit, but decided against it. Now THAT would have offended some people…

  3. What, no video of the race this time?

  4. I’m sorry, I don’t have my usual sideline video, but I will upload the highlights from Sunday’s broadcast. Stay tuned.

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