If you are confused by a bunch of political reporters are making a big deal about deceased former President Theodore Roosevelt 'winning' something today, know you are not alone. Just know Teddy's win today is a bigger deal than you think.
Teddy Roosevelt is running for president? He's been dead for 93 years.
You're not much of baseball fan, are you? OK, no worries: at every Washington Nationals game there's a President's Race during the fourth inning. Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and the beloved Teddy Roosevelt have a foot race.
I saw something like this at a Yankees game. They had a subway race up on the big screen and people cheered.
No, these are real, live, living men wearing huge, foam caricatures of the Presidents' heads and period clothes. They look like they're playing a videogame on 'big head' mode.
Who normally wins?
Abe Lincoln is the all time winningest President, who, like Teddy was a Republican.
When was the last time Teddy won?
Mr. Roosevelt has never, ever, ever won a President's race. The race started in 2006, which was the Nationals' second season in Washington. His drought has been a running joke in Washington. The Wall Street Journal's Neil King Jr. wrote a history of Teddy's ineptitude on the weekend.