Revenge was a long time coming, but Teddy Roosevelt finally got even.
The Bull Moose lived up to his promise from the night before, as the Pittsburgh Pirates racing pierogies brought Potato Pete out of retirement for one more race at Nationals Park.
Longtime Teddy fans are still haunted by the vicious hit Teddy took at PNC Park in 2009, and with Potato Pete in retirement, Roosevelt had not gotten a shot at revenge.
But after Potato Pete showed up at Nationals Park on Wednesday, Teddy was single-minded.
“Tomorrow Pete, it’s on,” he tweeted after Wednesday’s victory.
When Thursday’s race began, Potato Pete was all alone in front, with Teddy nowhere to be found.
But Roosevelt was ahead of the pack. Emerging from the Nationals bullpen wearing a pirate’s bandana on his head, Teddy ran full speed at Potato Pete, left his feet, and plowed the dumpling into the warning track.
As the other presidents raced by, the remaining pierogies attempted to pile on, but Teddy would have none of it. He tackled all of the pierogies, leaving Thomas Jefferson with a clear path to the finish line.
“Must Protect This HOUSE!,” Teddy tweeted after the race. “Not on my watch Pete! NOW we are even!”
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