Video: Racing presidents’ Secret Service protection knocks out Pittsburgh’s visiting pierogies

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In similar fashion, the Nats racing presidents relied on their supporting cast to vanquish the visiting pierogies from Pittsburgh during Saturday’s fourth inning presidents race.

The presidents never go anywhere without their “Secret Service” agents, but the men in black usually keep a low profile.

However after Pittsburgh’s racing pierogies came to town Friday and once again tried to wreak havoc on the fourth inning ritual, on Saturday the agents’ role was elevated.

Like an NFL return team following it’s blockers, the racing presidents let the Secret Service clear their path.

As they circled the warning track, the agents slammed the visiting dumplings into the dirt, leaving an almost-clear path for the commanders-in-chief.

But Theodore Roosevelt’s longtime nemesis Potato Pete had stayed behind, and as Teddy led the pack toward the finish line, Pete launched himself at the Rough Rider from a folding table.

That’s when the Secret Service agents intercepted Pete and slammed him into the stands in Section 134-A.

As the pierogie lay writhing on his back in the handicapped section, our 26th president barreled ahead to claim his fifth presidents race victory of 2015.

The pierogies will be back on Sunday, giving Potato Pete one final chance to take down Roosevelt at Nationals Park this season.

Video courtesy of lfahome

Fans at Nationals Park can now douse their own “HarpCake” with chocolate syrup

Max Scherzer Bryce Harper Chocolate SyrupThe HarpCake cupcake at Nationals Park by Fluffy ThoughtsAfter Bryce Harper’s walk-off home run Saturday, fans watched as pitcher Max Scherzer doused the outfielder with chocolate syrup, a ritual Scherzer created this season as an alternative to the traditional shaving cream pie in the face.

Beginning Sunday at Nationals Park, any fan can have the opportunity to reproduce the feat, perhaps even as a means of summoning another walkoff.

The exemplary bakers at Fluffy Thoughts Bakery, known for the Teddy Roosevelt and Jayson Werth cupcakes they sell in their stand behind section 135 at Nationals Park, are introducing the HarpCake, a “funfetti” cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream and chocolate, complete with an edible fondant hat plus brohawk and eye black.

More importantly, anybody purchasing one of these little bundles gets to douse it in all the chocolate syrup they want.

“We are trying it out for today, and if it works out we will have it for the next homestand as well,” said Owner/Cake Artist Lara Stein. “You just have to purchase a HarpCake and then go to town with the chocolate syrup. Put on as much as you would like! Who doesn’t love chocolate syrup?”

Demonstration video below. The HarpCake runs $6.50 at the Fluffy Thoughts stand behind section 135, while supplies last. And by the way, the cupcakes are outstanding.

The HarpCake cupcake at Nationals Park by Fluffy Thoughts

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