The Washington Nationals Celebrated Oktoberfest Friday night at Nationals Park, and the racing presidents got into the act, sporting their rarely-seen giant lederhosen for the fourth inning presidents race.
The otherwise normal race was interrupted when Blonde Ale Blanche, a character dressed as one of the special beers the team was selling for Friday’s celebration, ran onto the field and pummeled the presidents with bavarian pretzels.
But a “Secret Service” member ran onto the field and corralled Blanche with an even bigger pretzel, paving the way for Thomas Jefferson to get by, beating the other presidents and thereby locking up the presidents race title for the 2017 season.
It was Jefferson’s first full-season Nationals presidents race title, having won the inaugural presidents race half-season in 2006.
Meanwhile, Teddy Roosevelt lost his 81st straight.