Teddy Roosevelt fans were out in force tonight as WeLoveDC.com sponsored its first “Let Teddy Win” night at Nationals Park, complete with a private ballpark tour, pre-game rally, presidents race trivia contest, food, prizes, and rally for our favorite racing president.
With an otherwise cold, damp night
attracting the smallest crowd in Nationals Park history, it felt at times like a private party.
Among the reported 11,191 in attendance were presidents race rooters young and old, and of course Teddy signs everywhere, particularly during the 4th-inning presidents race.
The rain had stopped well before the first pitch, but Teddy Roosevelt took no chances, racing while carrying an umbrella from start to finish.
The umbrella was too small to cover Roosevelt’s giant head, but not too small to slow him down, and Abe Lincoln raced past him to move back into a tie with Tom for the season lead.
A huge contingent of Teddy fans met Abe with boos at the finish line, and Abe climbed into the stands to confront them, but was escorted off the field as the crowd chanted “Let Teddy Win.”
It was great to meet and enjoy a game with so many readers. Thanks to Cathy and the crew at WeLoveDC.com for sponsoring a terrific night at the park.
More photos to follow (if you have photos to share, let me know!).
Video courtesy of YouTube member and intrepid presidents race fan lfahome
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If any of you have got pictures of the night, comment here and we can figure out where they all are. I know that I took a shot down on the field, but forgot to get the information of the photographer.
My shots aren’t up yet, but my Flickr page is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/themosleyvault/