Teddy and the “creatively”-named Orioles mascot have a contentious history, but The Bird appeared ready to make peace as the fourth-inning presidents race began.
With Teddy rounding the outfield corner carrying a big lead, The Bird appeared on the first base line holding a “Go Teddy” sign.
But Teddy would have none of it.
With a sellout crowd of 42,331 cheering Teddy on, the site of an unprotected Bird was just too much for the Hero of San Juan Hill to resist.
He veered off course and put a highlight reel tackle on the mascot.
The Battle of the Beltways continues Sunday at Nationals Park.
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