>On This Date… is going to be a sporadic segment here on BLB.  It will involve a little bit of history for fans of the greatest game on earth.  I cannot guarantee that all of the history will be accurate, but it sure will be fun!

For our first On This Date, how ’bout we turn the Way Back Machine to August 26, 2008.

The Washington Nationals got on the mascot racing bandwagon in a way that would only work in Washington, D.C….. and maybe North Dakota… with the giant head Presidential Race!

In the inaugural race, Teddy Roosevelt comes out ahead of the pack, but you may notice that he is wearing a do-rag a la Manny Ramirez (who was in the stadium that day as the Nationals hosted the Dodgers).  The rest is… well… Teddy being Teddy.