Teddy comes up short in first California presidents race

Presidents race in Anaheim - Teddy on TricyclePresidents race in Anaheim - George WinsThe Nationals’ racing presidents joined the team in Anaheim, California Monday night as the Nats kicked off the Davey Johnson era vs. the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Fans at Angel Stadium cheered as the presidents took the field in the middle of the 5th inning wearing oversized versions of the Nationals new road uniforms; but those looking for Teddy’s luck to change on the road were extremely disappointed.

Teddy entered the field riding an oversized tricycle, and fell behind the other presidents before they reached the right field corner.

As they hit the home stretch, George Washington shoved Abe Lincoln into the stands, preserving the first victory in Anaheim for the father of our country.

Presidents to race in Anaheim next week

Angel StadiumThe Nationals’ racing presidents are hitting the road and heading to California, where they will run three unofficial races during the Nats’ series against the Anaheim Angels beginning Monday night, the Angels announced this afternoon.

It will be the presidents’ first appearance at Angel Stadium. They have previously made guest appearances at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park and Baltimore’s
Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Monday’s race will mark the first time the racing presidents have appeared on the road without the presence of another teams’ mascot. The Angels are one of only four major league teams that do not have a mascot.

Photo by Flickr user Kwong Yee Cheng

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