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The All-Star Game mascot race ended in a flying bodyslam from George Washington

Every aspect of the game has a bigger profile for the Midsummer Classic -- so, naturally, Tuesday night's All-Star Game presented by Mastercard featured a top-notch mascot race in the middle innings.

But it was especially exciting for a reason you might not otherwise expect. As an array of ballpark hot dog condiments raced around the warning track, Ketchup seemed destined for a win ... but suddenly, a hidden George Washington appeared and waylaid Ketchup, allowing Mustard to scamper ahead for a surprise win:

That's just mean, George.

At least we know for a fact that no sandwiches were harmed in this dramatic sequence -- since hot dogs are not sandwiches. (Don't @ me on Twitter).