“Phillie Phanatic” Helps Teddy Win Presidents’ Race at Nationals Park
At every home Nationals game, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt race in the outfield. In the history of The Presidents’ Race, Teddy had never won—not once. But, on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, when George, Abe, Tom, and Teddy raced at Nationals Park during the fourth inning of the Nationals/Phillies game that marks the end of Washington’s 2012 regular season, Teddy earned his first victory, thanks, in part, to a fake Phillie Phanatic. It marked an end to his 538-game losing streak. Twitter reacted appropriately.