For the first time ever, Teddy Roosevelt is in first place.
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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