"Dressed as the gnome giveaway of Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals, a staff member hits Abraham Lincoln with a bat during the President's Race entertainment show at Nationals Park on August 5, 2014 in Washington, DC."
It's easy to ignore the entertainment interludes of sporting events - whether it's cheerleaders, dancers, signers, or productions - most eyes are on the players and their heroic performances.
But these performance acts are just as important as the game being played, and I always make a picture of each to make sure I have my bases covered pending they're a celebrity or simply want to have some fun with it.
Between inning entertainment at Washington Nationals games is always the President's Race. Employees dressed as former Presidents, living and dead, race to the finish line from the outfield wall. How they keep it fresh is beyond my creative skill set, but it's quite comical.
I tend to be transmitting pictures during this nightly race, but when I'm not, I'm documenting the sport within a sport hoping for something off the wall.
This night, dressed as the gnome giveaway of Jayson Werth of the Washington
Nationals, a staff member smacked Abraham Lincoln in the face with a bat during the
Enough to evoke an emotion from myself, maybe because I witnessed it first hand, I thought it was one of the better images from the race I've documented and wanted to share.