Nearly 32,000 fans welcomed the Washington Nationals home from a lengthy road trip Thursday night as part of the team’s Army Night military celebration.
Former Army Colonel Teddy Roosevelt had no trouble with the hurdles that opened the fourth inning race, but TR met his end at the next stop. Each of the other presidents tackled the weightlifting obstacle, but Teddy proved unable to lift the weights (marked “200”), and failed to continue as Taft dashed ahead.
The final obstacle, a classic Army Crawl, proved to be the portly Taft’s undoing. As the Big Chief keeled over, first Commander In Chief George Washington crawled ahead on elbows and knees, and took the series opener.
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