With Manny Ramirez in town to make his Nationals Park debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Washington Nationals kicked off their nine-game homestand tonight with a Manny-inspired fourth inning tribute.
When Abe, George, Tom, and Teddy were introduced for the Nationals presidents race, Teddy Roosevelt emerged from the centerfield gates wearing a Manny Ramirez-style doo rag and dreadlocks. Urged on by the crowd, Teddy took a quick lead, but found it hard to resist the enthusiastic fans he encountered along the first-base line. When he paused, the other racing presidents quickly passed him. It was tight to the finish, but once again Abe took the tape.
Photo by flickr member Liliang
2 thoughts on “Teddy races in dreadlocks to welcome Manny Ramirez to Nationals Park”
I was at the game last night — as usual, Teddy was robbed! He got off to a great lead only to stop and dawdle with a group of bystanders near the edge of the stands.
I took a bunch of pics — including a few of my dad and me in our “Let Teddy Win” shirts! I’ll e-mail them to you soon 🙂 We’re very enthusiastic Teddy supporters!
Why can’t Teddy win a game? Someone needs to flirt with Martha again to take ole’ George out of the picture!