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 Connolly (D-Va.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) later congratulated 'Teddy,' as well.
Updated at 3:24 p.m.