In baseball, you’re supposed to run out those grounders, because you never know what’s going to happen.
Abe Lincoln gets that, which is one reason he leads the Nationals’ racing presidents in all-time victories. When another president fails to seal it at the finish, Lincoln is often the one to scavenge the win.
On Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park, it was George Washington who had a big lead in the home stretch, but when the top-heavy founding father stumbled and crashed, “Honest” Abe was right behind to add to his win total.
The Great Emancipator finished the homestand tied with William Howard Taft for the lead in the season standings, and Jefferson suspiciously remains winless.