Washington Nationals' Teddy Roosevelt Wins President's Race, Twitter Explodes

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 3, 2012

It's the last day of the regular season. Time to clean out your desk, make plans for the winter and, for millions who have craved it, see Teddy Roosevelt finally win the fourth-inning Presidents Race. 

Miracles do happen for those who believe. 

The Washington Post reports on a story that is nearly as big as the Nationals making the playoffs. Who are we kidding? It's bigger

Yes, after more than 500 attempts since the popular race debuted at RFK Stadium in the summer of 2006, the giant-headed mascot depicting the 26th President finally crossed the finish line first.

Leave work early, call the wife and order some bubbly. It's time to celebrate your heads off, Nationals fans. 

The Nats have made it to the promised land, and so has Teddy. 

If you are suddenly overcome with a wave of excitement, realizing that this is something that has never happened and may never happen again, you are not alone. 

Washington Post's Rick Maese and Michael Lee had this to say about the stuffed Teddy winning the race.

Years of misery ended so Teddy could win RT @rickmaese: Clearly, years of misery could've been avoided if Teddy had just won years ago

— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) October 3, 2012

Mark Zuckerman had proof for us.

RT @chasehughes: #TeddyWins RT @markzuckerman: Here's the proof: twitter.com/MarkZuckerman/…

— Jack Kogod (@Unsilent) October 3, 2012


Jessica, a producer at WUSA9, had this to say, destroying the belief that Teddy's win means one big jinx on the playoffs.

#Teddy wins, and then the Nats hit one out of the park, and a second at the wall. #Winnotajinx @wusa9

— Jessica (@WUSAgreenJess) October 3, 2012

Nationals on MASN actually have a link to the video for all of you.

In case you missed it, here's the video of Teddy winning his first Geico Presidents Race (1-525 overall): masn.me/37h4

— Nationals on MASN (@masnNationals) October 3, 2012

Lastly, we have some perspective.

Bigger news: Teddy finally winning presidents race at Nats Park or the debate tonight? It's kind of close....

— The Fix (@TheFix) October 3, 2012

It's Teddy by a nose.


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