By now it’s well known that Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt has a history with Pittsburgh Pirates Racing Pierogie Potato Pete, dating back to a 2009 incident that ESPN SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt called “the greatest highlight I’ve ever seen.”
On Friday night at Nationals Park, the Pirates returned with the Pierogies, and The Hero of San Juan Hill was waiting for him. The racing presidents ceded the field to the their Pittsburgh counterparts, then ambushed each of them, leaving the last one, Pete, for Teddy.
As Pete approached the finish line, Roosevelt took an impressive leap over a folding table to take down Potato Pete in GIF-worthy fashion:
Here’s the race as called by Nationals Park PA announcer Jerome Hruska, followed, of course, by our finish line video:
Official video: MLB.com
Finish line video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome