Video: Racing presidents’ Secret Service protection knocks out Pittsburgh’s visiting pierogies

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In similar fashion, the Nats racing presidents relied on their supporting cast to vanquish the visiting pierogies from Pittsburgh during Saturday’s fourth inning presidents race.

The presidents never go anywhere without their “Secret Service” agents, but the men in black usually keep a low profile.

However after Pittsburgh’s racing pierogies came to town Friday and once again tried to wreak havoc on the fourth inning ritual, on Saturday the agents’ role was elevated.

Like an NFL return team following it’s blockers, the racing presidents let the Secret Service clear their path.

As they circled the warning track, the agents slammed the visiting dumplings into the dirt, leaving an almost-clear path for the commanders-in-chief.

But Theodore Roosevelt’s longtime nemesis Potato Pete had stayed behind, and as Teddy led the pack toward the finish line, Pete launched himself at the Rough Rider from a folding table.

That’s when the Secret Service agents intercepted Pete and slammed him into the stands in Section 134-A.

As the pierogie lay writhing on his back in the handicapped section, our 26th president barreled ahead to claim his fifth presidents race victory of 2015.

The pierogies will be back on Sunday, giving Potato Pete one final chance to take down Roosevelt at Nationals Park this season.

Video courtesy of lfahome

Videos: Teddy ambushes Pittsburgh’s Pierogies, who return the favor

Pittsburgh’s racing pierogies and Washington’s racing presidents have a history of bad blood, including most famously a vicious hit on Teddy Roosevelt by the retired Potato Pete at PNC Park, and one of only two instances in history when the presidents race was sabotaged by a non-president.

Washington Nationals Teddy Roosevelt attacks Pittsburgh Racing PierogiesPittsburgh Pierogie tackles Washington Nationals Teddy RooseveltOn Monday night the pierogies returned to Nationals Park and joined the fourth inning presidents race, jumping out ahead of the pack, chased by George, Tom, Abe, and Bill.

But Teddy Roosevelt was waiting for them in foul territory, yielding a giant fork and knife. Teddy chased the pierogies back into their pursuers, and as Jalapeno Hannah tried fending them off with her purse, Lincoln raced past for the victory.

On Tuesday night, the pierogies sought their revenge, with Oliver Onion waiting in ambush as Teddy raced toward the finish. Oliver jumped off a table, with Sauerkraut Sal right behind, taking Teddy down as Abe once again raced by.

Oliver’s leap captured in slo-mo below.

Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome

Video: Pittsburgh’s Potato Pete returns. Teddy Roosevelt vows revenge. This could be fun.

It’s been nearly three years since retired racing pierogie Potato Pete leveled Teddy Roosevelt at PNC Park.  The 2009 incident that wouldn’t die was celebrated on ESPN’s Sportscenter and nominated for a “This Year in Baseball Award”. With Potato Pete officially retired, our favorite racing president never got a shot at revenge.

Racing presidents  Teddy Roosevelt sees Potato Pete pierogies Nationals ParkRacing presidents  Teddy Roosevelt sees Potato Pete pierogies Nationals ParkRacing presidents  Teddy Roosevelt sees Potato Pete pierogies Nationals ParkFor TR, the wound obviously remains as fresh as ever, because when Potato Pete made a surprise appearance Wednesday night at Nationals Park, Teddy stopped dead in his tracks.

The Four current Racing Pierogies started the evening running an extra-long relay race from the left field bullpen, with Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson taking the first leg against Oliver Onion and Jalapeño Hannah.

After a questionable tag from Abe Lincoln in center field, Teddy got a big jump on the second leg, but stopped in his tracks when Potato Pete appeared in the stands by section 134.

Teddy and Pete began sparring, and even took their scuffle into the stands as George Washington raced by for the win.

After the race, Teddy tweeted Ohhh, I see Potato Pete has come out of retirement and on MY home turf!? I haven’t forgotten what happened in 09! Tomorrow Pete, it’s ON!”

It sound like a grudge match is in the works for Thursday’s series finale. This could be fun.

Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome

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