Washington-area sports team mascots turn national championship presidential race into all-out brawl in hilarious scene

The Washington Nationals presidential race is always a fun spectacle for fans, but Sunday afternoon's race had more to do with WWE than MLB.

As the race began during the Nationals' game against the Houston Astros, it was Teddy Roosevelt leading the pack as he raced toward the right field foul pole. It looked like he was going to win, but when the right field gates opened, chaos ensued.

A group of mascots from sports teams based in Washington, D.C. and Virginia rushed toward the running presidents in a hilarious scene.

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National presidents run onto the field

This view shows the Presidents' run during the fourth inning of the game between the Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on April 4, 2024. (Jess Rapfogel/Getty Images)

First, it was the Washington Wizards' “G-Wiz” who jumped Roosevelt, who crashed into the warning track.

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He was followed by “Duke Dog” of James Madison University, with his crown and cape, as well as “George” of George Washington University, who could have passed for his namesake.

Others included the Georgetown University Bulldog, the University of Maryland's “Testudo”, the Washington Capitals' “Slapshot”, and the new Washington Commanders mascot “Major Tuddy”, who flew to Roosevelt with an elbow.

National presidents run onto the field

The Presidents race is on view during the first game of a doubleheader between the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on June 17, 2022. (G Fiume/Getty Images)

The public address announcer at Nationals Park said it was “Screech,” the baseball team's mascot, who invited his “friends” to ruin the presidential race. There were also members of Screech's family, all of whom helped him win the race.

Screech was seen waving the flag near first base as the Presidents did their best to get away from their attackers.

When baseball finally resumed, the Nationals also gave the fans in the stands something to cheer about, beating the Astros, 6-0, to win the weekend series.

The race of national presidents on the warning track

The Presidents run during the game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres at Nationals Park on May 23, 2023. (G Fiume/Getty Images)

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Nationals starter Mitchell Parker went seven innings, allowing just three hits and striking out eight. Meanwhile, the Nats' offense saw several contributors, with Luis Garcia Jr. and Joey Meneses having multi-hit games with two RBIs each. Nick Senzel also hit a solo home run in the victory.

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