On August 26, 2008 — Teddy Roosevelt gets off to a fast start, and it appears that T.R. will finally beat his Mount Rushmore teammates, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington to win his first-ever President Race at Nationals Park. When the blue do-rag clad presidential character sporting dreadlocks stops to high-five fans sitting in the right-field stands, with the public address announcer explaining the mascot’s behavior as ‘Teddy being Teddy,’ the big lead disappears.

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