Washington Nationals fans had another reason to celebrate when Teddy Roosevelt won the Presidents' Race for the first time ever during the Nats' regular-season finale against the Phillies Wednesday afternoon.
Teddy's inability to win a Presidents' Race has been a long-standing joke among Nats fans. After more than 500 attempts since the Presidents' Race debuted at RFK Stadium in the summer of 2006, the giant-headed mascot depicting the 26th president finally finished first, The Washington Post's "DC Sports Bog" reported.
#Teddyin2012 instantly became a trending topic on Twitter nationwide.
Patch has compiled tweets from a few Nats fans and other people reacting to Teddy's win. Take a look at these tweets below:
I'm just getting warmed up! Time to get ready for the postseason! You ain't seen nothing yet! The Rough Rider has arrived! - @Teddy26Nats
#Teddy won! #Teddy won! #Teddy won! We've defeated the massive left wing conspiracy! - @SenJohnMcCain
Congrats to one of my favorite Presidents, Teddy Roosevelt, on winning today’s @nationals mascot race. Been a long time coming #natitude - @GerryConnolly
I can't imagine anything bigger can happen in baseball today than Teddy Roosevelt winning his first President's Race in DC. - @jaysonst
Our long national nightmare is over: Teddy Roosevelt has finally won the Presidents' Race. Wooooo! - @mad_typist
Teddy's losing streak lasted 538 games — or the number of votes in the Electoral College. That's so DC. - @BenGoesslingPP
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