Nine visiting mascots joined the Washington Nationals’ racing presidents to celebrate Screech’s birthday on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park, and the calamity that followed in the fourth inning presidents race nearly matched the disaster of a game that unfolded on the diamond.
The race started cleanly enough, but Fighting Blue Hen Baby Blue from the University of Delaware emerged from the bullpen to execute a beautiful flying open field tackle on early leader Thomas Jefferson, leaving Teddy Roosevelt with a clear path to the finish line.
Clear, that is, until Washington Capitals mascot Slapshot emerged from the first base stands with Washington Wizards mascot G-Wiz.
With Slapshot kneeling down on the ground, G-Wiz used Slapshot’s back as a launching pad and leaped into the air for a flying take-down of the oncoming Bull Moose.
Mascots then streamed from the stands, including George (George Washington University), Uncle Slam (Potomac Nationals), Talon (DC United), The Patriot (George Mason University), and bulldog Jack (Georgetown University), and YoUDee (University of Delaware), all pouncing on the oncoming presidents.
With an army of mascots beating up on Teddy, Bill, Abe, and George, a revived Thomas Jefferson came to his feet and veered around the pile, taking the victory to move himself into a tie atop with George Washington atop the presidents race standings at the end of the homestand.
Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome
2 thoughts on “Video: Visiting mascots beat up on Nats racing presidents in celebration of Screech’s birthday”
Was at the game…sorry to correct you, but Tom was tackled early on by none other than the University of Delaware’s Baby Blue, YoUDee’s diminutive younger sibling! http://www.udel.edu/youdee/meet_baby_blue.html
Baby Blue can be a little bit rambunctious at times…!
YoUDee himself comes out of the first base side, following Slapshot and G-Wiz – and it looks like he takes out George…
Not at all and thanks for the correction. I tried to find evidence of a 2nd mascot, but my research skills are obviously inferior.