Whenever professional wrestling collides with another major sport, I like to write about it. That’s particularly true of baseball, as evidenced by our coverage of The Miz’s First Pitch and the Los Angeles Angels Lucha Libre giveaway. Obviously, I feel that the Washington Nationals’ tribute to Randy Savage deserves mention. If your unfamiliar with the Nationals’ customary Presidents Race, here’s a quick recap. At every home game that the team has, a race is run featuring four presidents with oversized heads: Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson. The Nationals used the comically proportioned Abe Lincoln to salute the Macho Man on Friday night.
Honest Macho Abe jogged onto the field during the fourth inning of Friday’s game wearing Savage’s signature cowboy hat and sunglasses as an homage to the fallen wrestler. A former wrestler himself, Abe even tossed Slim Jims into the crowd while a clip of the Macho Man’s trademark “Ohh Yeah!” was played in the stadium. You can check out MLB.com’s official video of the race right here, or take a look at this fan-recorded version for another perspective. Dig it?