Washington Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt showed up prepared for Friday’s home opener at Nationals Park. The 26th president had planted a wheel of fortune along the warning track, and as his fellow presidents emerged from the center field gate, Teddy stopped them with a wave towards the wheel, suggesting that each president had to spin the wheel before running.
But as George, Tom, Abe, and Bill lined up to take a spin, Teddy turned and darted for the finish line uncontested.
With one victory, Teddy has tasted rare air: First place in the presidents race standings. Teddy spend the rest of the day parading around Nationals Park carrying a championship belt.
On the local TV broadcast, Nationals color commentator FP Santangelo saw Teddy’s opening day victory as a sign of great things to come for the Bull Moose.
“I got a call right now,” FP said. “Teddy’s going to win every race all year. 81 wins.”
Now that would be amazing.
UPDATE: Here’s the video
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