Sep 16, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks legends character of Matt Williams looks on during the fifth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks Racing Legends abuse dead presidents (GIF)

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It wasn’t bad enough for George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt and to be dead, they also had to get totally humiliated by the Arizona Diamondbacks Racing Legends.

First, Thomas Jefferson got absolutely steam rolled by mascot Matt Williams. Which is funny because the real Matt Williams actually manages the Washington Nationals, who of course are famous for their own racing Presidents.

Is that some kind of circle of life? I don’t know. But Jefferson doesn’t care, because he got flattened.




Later, Teddy Roosevelt got run down from behind by Randy Johnson and annihilated.




It’s funny because it’s mascots. At the same time, I can’t help but feel a little disturbed at the spectacle of our nation’s heroes being mercilessly pummeled by dudes dressed up as caricatures of retired baseball players.

It almost seems, dare I say, a tad seditious?

The Boston Massacre started out as light-hearted merriment too, and look what happened. A whole damn war broke out. Before you know it, tea is being dumped, people are shooting each other…it just becomes a giant mess for everyone.


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