Fans wore Expos t-shirts and received fanny packs on the way in. The Legwarmers warmed up the crowd. The scoreboard turned monochromatic amber and showed Pac Man graphics and Nats players as 80s icons. Bryce Harper walked up to the plate to the song “Endless Love.”
Yes, it was 80s night at Nationals Park; and in keeping with the fesitivites, the Nats racing presidents emerged for the fourth inning presidents race wearing their brightest 80s fashion.
Teddy Roosevelt wasn’t part of the starting lineup, but after the race had begun, the Hero of San Juan Hill met his fellow presidents on the warning track, stopping them mid-race and then pushing the play button on a giant boom box.
As the song “Walk Like an Egyptian” by the Bangles played over the Nationals Park sound system, George, Tom, Abe, and Bill stood back, allowing Roosevelt to mesmerize them with his best Egyptian dance moves.
Teddy then took off and walked like an Egyptian across the finish line.
Video: Denise Kloke
And the race as called on NatsHD by PA Announcer Jerome Hruska: