Teddy tries a little misdirection, Abe’s magic number is now 1

With just two home series remaining, Nationals’ racing president Thomas Jefferson is running out of time to catch Abraham Lincoln in the season standings.

Washington Nationals Racing President Teddy Roosevelt tries a presidents race misdirection playTeddy Roosevelt, meanwhile, is simply desperate to notch a single win, and on a brisk Friday night at Nationals Park, he pulled a trick out his hat that nearly worked.

Teddy jumped in front of the other presidents at the center field gate, and with the help of an orange cone and barricade stick, he redirected the presidents towards left field.

All followed suit without hesitation, and Teddy dashed toward the finish line.

Abe wasn’t fooled for long, though, and turned around quickly to begin his pursuit. Much to the crowd’s dismay, the Great Emancipator caught Roosevelt at the finish line to notch his 30th victory of the season and guarantee at least a share of his fourth consecutive presidents race season title.

The victory dropped Lincoln’s magic number to 1 for the outright season title. Thomas Jefferson, who was featured in today’s Social Studies DC Celebrities Without Eyebrows blog post, needs to reel off five straight wins for a chance at the tie.

Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome

Today’s man on the streeet: Thomas Jefferson

Each Thursday, the DC-focused blog SocialStudiesDC interviews a DC resident to get a slice of DC life, asking them what they are thankful for.

Today the blog took an unusual twist on the man-in-the-street interview and featured a more well-known resident,
the Washington Nationals’ own racing president Thomas Jefferson.

For the record, Tom is thankful to still be ahead of George Washington in the standings (as if Teddy doesn’t even count).

SocialStudiesDC is published by daily deal site LivingSocial, and recently featured Let Teddy Win on the DC Stereotype Map.

According to managing editor Eliot Stein, the team at LivingSocial loves the Let Teddy Win movement and blog, so presidents race followers might do well to keep an eye on this relative newcomer to the DC blogosphere.

Let Teddy Win makes the DC Stereotype Map

DC Stereotype Map - from LivingSocial's Social Studies DC blogSocialStudies, the DC-focused blog produced by daily dealmonger LivingSocial, today published the DC Stereotype Map, their own extremely blunt take on the map of DC, with Wards and neighborhoods replaced by stereotypes.

Notably, Nationals Park’s small corner of southeast DC is labeled not as the Navy Yard, but as “Let Teddy Win.”

I didn’t know we had become a stereotype, but the folks over at DCist called that one out as being particularly solid. What’s that they say about being the last to know?

Rather wisely, LivingSocial published the map without commentary, leaving the discussion to the community.

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