Sadly, the game was a dog as well — a third consecutive one-run loss filled with missed opportunities for the Nationals.
Lacking a real dog to accompany him, Teddy Roosevelt made up his own for the 4th-inning presidents race. Teddy competed while carrying a balloon-animal dog, which appeared to weigh him down in the home stretch as Thomas Jefferson took the win.
The popular Pups in the Park promotion allows a limited number of fans to buy $5 tickets for their canine pets, and sets aside a special section with relief areas and other dog-specific amenities.
To meet the demand, the Nationals added a third Pups in the Park day on Saturday, September 24. Tickets are available at Nationals.com/pups.
Pup photo courtesy JudyMayka.
Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome.