UPDATE, Wednesday, 2:05 p.m.: Teddy won the presidents' race! And right afterwards, Ryan Zimmerman hit a home run! Watch video of Teddy's big win here. Developing ...

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals became the National League East Division champions for the first time in franchise history on Monday.

There's another franchise record that's being closely watched: Teddy Roosevelt has not won a Washington Nationals President's Race. Ever.

But could Teddy finally win? The Nationals appear to be leaning toward a Teddy victory sometime soon. Maybe.

The evidence? Fans were given "Teddy in 2012" under eye patches before Monday's game. Teddy was the only president doused with beer during the on-field championship celebration. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has appeared in two videos exposing the "vast left wing conspiracy" that supposedly won't allow Teddy a victory. There's even a hashtag for all of this, #TeddyIn2012.

Scott Ableman, the man behind the Let Teddy Win site, one of Nats fans favorite destinations, spoke with The Huffington Post about Teddy's situation.

The Huffington Post: Are you superstitious?

Scott Ableman: No. I am not superstitious.

HuffPost: What would you say to a superstitious fan?

Ableman: I would say that a superstitious baseball fan should consider whether the curse will be good or bad. Some people say Teddy will win once they make the playoffs. Some people say the World Series. I say Teddy has to win in order for us to win the World Series.

HuffPost: Isn't that superstitious?

Ableman: Fair enough. But anyone that is superstitious could take either side of the argument.

HuffPost: What's your ideal win date for Teddy?

Ableman: For me, the ideal win date for Teddy is always the next game.

HuffPost: Are you worried that you'll get blamed if Teddy wins and the Nats choke in the playoffs?

Ableman: I've never heard that before.

I am not worried about that. I know that justice will be served, finally, when Teddy wins. It's a great conspiracy that has gone on far too long. Even the Nats have joined the movement. Which I find ironic but highly encouraging.

HuffPost: If Teddy doesn't win, will you continue to be a fan?

Ableman: I will always be a fan of the Nationals. I started this whole thing partially because I am a fan of the Nationals and at the time, the Nationals needed all the help they could get.

However, I do believe they are committed to not letting Teddy win. I don't have any expectations.

HuffPost: What are your playoff predictions?

Ableman: I'm not going to miss a minute of it, I'm going to enjoy every second of it. It's been a great season. It's been the start of what could be a dynasty on [South] Capitol Street. As far as I'm concerned they're a year early and this is just gravy and we have to soak it all in.

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  • Jayson Werth

    Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth, center, celebrates with teammates after clutching the National League East division title following a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Washington, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

  • Washington Nationals fans cheer as it is announced during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies that the Atlanta Braves lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates making the Nationals the National League East division champion in Washington, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

  • Jayson Werth

    Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth, left, celebrates with teammates after clutching the National League East division title following their baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Washington, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

  • Adam LaRoche

    Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche (25) is doused as he is interviewed by a television reporter, right, during the Nationals' celebration after clutching the National League East division title following their baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Washington, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

  • Stephen Strasburg

    Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) celebrates with teammates after clutching the National League East division following a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Washington, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. The Nationals defeated the Phillies 2-0. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

  • Washington Nationals fans celebrate after the Nationals clutched the National League East division title following a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Washington, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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