“Look at the running of Teddy Roosevelt,” Bob Carpenter advised viewers on Friday night’s MASN broadcast.
“He’s either dropped a few lbs., been training seriously, or a combination of the two because I’ve never seen him run this well.”
“He’s training for something,” added color commentator F.P. Santangelo. “He’s on a mission.”
With Arizona Senator John McCain in the Nationals Park stands for the first time since calling for a congressional investigation into the presidents race on ESPN’s E:60, Teddy came up just short in his first bid to taste presidents victory of the Nationals’ post-playoff-clinching era.
With the Brewers in town for the only time this season, Friday’s race was also notable for the absence of the “un-racing sausages.” The cardboard replicas have been a fixture at Nationals Park since Milwaukee first declined to bring the real racing sausages to DC in 2008.
Of course, after Teddy got a chance to clobber the real thing at this year’s All-Star game, perhaps the cardboard version just doesn’t make the cut.
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