A crowd of 30,114 came to Nationals Park Friday night to see Chien Ming Wang battle both the sweltering heat and the New York Mets in his first major league start in over two years.
As Wang struggled in the in 103° game-time temperatures, the Nationals’ racing presidents chose to to ditch the wool uniforms in favor of cool Hawaiian shirts, honoring Friday’s anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood. Nobody appeared to benefit more than Teddy Roosevelt, who dashed into an early lead and put on one of his best performances ever.
Unfortunately, the fans cheering for Teddy along the first baseline must have proved too inspiring, as Teddy stopped and broke into a hula dance for the fans.
Thomas Jefferson, who has been on a tear since the All Star Break, dashed by for the victory.
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