It’s been a tough and bizarre week for the Washington Nationals, who’ve had trouble finding their rhythm in the face of weather postponements, canceled off days and three unscheduled double-headers.
So too for the racing presidents, who continued a tradition of joining the Nats as they visited Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on Friday only to get rained out; but Saturday night, Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt were on hand to finally kick off the series with an unofficial foot race vs. two of Pittsburgh’s racing pierogies, Cheese Chester and Jalapeño Hannah.
As for that bad rhythm, Teddy Roosevelt completely ignored the starter’s call and jumped out to a huge lead, but ran out of gas mid-race and was passed by the field, with Jalapeño Hannah taking the tape for the Pierogies.
And for the record, thank goodness the Nationals’ PA announcer doesn’t sound like this guy:
Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome