National Post Sports

Teddy wins! Teddy wins!

For the first time, the Teddy Roosevelt mascot won the Presidents Race in the middle of the fourth inning at Nationals Park — a pursuit that drew attention even from a White House spokesman and Sen. John McCain.

McCain gave a pep talk to Roosevelt in a video shown on the scoreboard during their game against the Phillies in Washington on Monday.

Teddy — Mr. Rough Rider, himself — had lost more than 500 times since 2006, when the Washington Nationals baseball team began having races among 10-foot-tall foam renderings of Roosevelt, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abe Lincoln at home games.

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    10/3/12
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    Hopefully if/when Gracie gets back to the DBacks broadcast book I hope his bobblehead mascot wins the DBacks Legends...
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    This makes me so happy, and I wish I could tag Julie on Tumblr.
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    that mascot is awesome
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    that is one of the most horrifying things I have ever seen in my entire life
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