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During the fourth inning of each home game for the team, the giant-headed likenesses of former presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Roosevelt race around the ballpark.

Last month in a satirical video for ESPN, McCain joked that congressional hearings were needed to investigate the reason why Roosevelt’s likeness had failed to win a single race around the ballpark since the racing tradition began in 2006.

White House press secretary Jay Carney then told reporters he agreed it was “an outrage.”

“I’m comfortable saying that my boss agrees with Sen. McCain,” he said, noting that the president has looked to the former president in the past for inspiration.

Roosevelt’s losing streak has prompted "Let Teddy Win!" T-shirts. But with the Nationals headed into the playoffs — the first Washington baseball team to reach the postseason Major League Baseball playoffs in 79 years — they are ready to break tradition.

Teddy’s win also marked the final game of the regular baseball season.

Rep. Gerry ConnollyGerald (Gerry) Edward ConnollyOvernight Defense: Senate confirms Haspel as CIA chief | Trump offers Kim 'protections' if he gives up nukes | Dem amendments target Trump military parade Dem plans amendment to block Trump from using military bases to house undocumented minors separated from parents Politicians, media explode over White House aide's comments MORE (D-Va.) and Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSchumer: GOP efforts to identify FBI informant 'close to crossing a legal line' Patients deserve the 'right to try' How the embassy move widens the partisan divide over Israel MORE (D-N.Y.) later congratulated 'Teddy,' as well.

Updated at 3:24 p.m.