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GIF of the Day: George Washington cheats his way to a Presidents Race victory

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The most exciting part of tonight's Tigers-Nationals game (for Tigers fans, at least) was the Presidents' Race. No, Teddy didn't win.

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For those that are unaware, the Washington Nationals entertain their home fans with an event called the Presidents Race in the middle of the fourth inning. The race is a spin-off of the Milwaukee Brewers' racing sausages, which I believe was the first of its kind. The Nationals' version has taken on a life of its own, especially as Teddy Roosevelt piled up the losses. He finally broke the losing streak last season, winning a couple of races after the National clinched the NL East.

Anyway, here's the rundown from tonight's race.

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Apparently they have made this a relay race, but neglected to give Teddy a partner. This is all by design, as nobody would care about the race anymore if Teddy were handing off his baton -- or whatever those things are -- to some old guy that I learned about in seventh grade then promptly forgot a year later. Unfortunately, Teddy faceplants, taking himself out of the running.

Truly, this was a poor effort from our nation's 26th president. If he can take a bullet while giving a speech, surely he can run a hundred yards. Apparently he was winded from the racing he did in Pittsburgh last weekend.

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Here, we can see that George Washington is a lying cheat. He beats a svelte-looking William Howard Taft -- who has lost his baton thing -- and waltzes in for a victory. Sure, he might be our first president, but I would expect a man of such distinction to act with much more moral fiber than that.

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Rod Allen was unapologetic for his choice to root for George Washington, but Mario Impemba was less than impressed with the high-stepping as he crossed the finish line.