Video: George Washington distracts fellow presidents by sharing a Coke

Nationals Racing Presidents Share a CokeTeddy Roosevelt Hunter PenceNationals racing president George Washington jumped onto the “Share a Coke” bandwagon Friday night at Nationals Park, setting up a table with personalized Coca Cola bottles for each of his fellow racing presidents near the finish line of the fourth inning race.

The shameless plug distracted George’s competitors, who each stopped to get their drinks as the founding father dashed off toward the finish line to take his second straight victory.

The game was the first of a weekend series vs. the San Franciso Giants, prompting one fan to compare the Giant’s Hunter Pence to a certain racing president.

Video below.

Video for LetTeddyWin.com by YouTube member lfahome

Videos: Teddy Roosevelt takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during Nationals game

Lindsay Czarniak Ice Bucket ChallengeTeddy Roosevelt ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Washington Nationals Racing PresidentsOn Tuesday, ESPN sports reporter Lindsay Czarniak issued the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg and racing president Teddy Roosevelt “because he never wins anything.”
Ouch.

During Wednesday night’s game at Nationals Park, Teddy delivered.

The Rough Rider jumped in front of his competitors during the fourth inning presidents race, crossed the finish line wearing a shower cap, and held up a series of signs. After accepting Czarniak’s challenge, a bucket of water was dumped on his head.

Roosevelt shook off the cold shower, then issued challenges of his own to WWE wrestler El Torito, Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner, and NASCAR driver Kurt Busch.

Here’s a GIF of the action, plus Czarniak’s original challenge, as well as the full race video as seen on Nats HD.

Teddy Roosevelt takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The full race as seen in the stadium on Nats HD and called by PA announcer Jerome Hruska:

And finally, our finish line footage:

Nats HD video: Washington Nationals
Finish Line video: lfahome

Video Presidents attack GEICO Gecko, Jefferson gets stuck

It’s hard to say what got the Rushmore Four riled up Tuesday night, but after watching fellow racing president William Howard Taft cross the finish line at Nationals Park, the Nats’ remaining racing presidents decided to gang up on the GEICO Gecko.

Presidents attack GEICO GeckoThe sponsor, who helps out at the finish line nightly, is usually off limits to the presidents’ antics, but immediately after Tuesday’s race, Thomas Jefferson pushed the amphibian insurance salesman into the Grounds Crew’s tarp in foul territory.

The slippery mascot evaded Jefferson, who got stuck behind the tarp, but then Teddy Roosevelt charged at him, followed by George Washington, who grabbed the lizard and jumped on top of him.

Perhaps they didn’t save as much as they’d expected on their car insurance.

Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome

3 Videos: Teddy Roosevelt levels Pittsburgh Pierogie Potato Pete

By now it’s well known that Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt has a history with Pittsburgh Pirates Racing Pierogie Potato Pete, dating back to a 2009 incident that ESPN SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt called “the greatest highlight I’ve ever seen.”Teddy Roosevelt pummels Pittsburgh Potato Pete

On Friday night at Nationals Park, the Pirates returned with the Pierogies, and The Hero of San Juan Hill was waiting for him. The racing presidents ceded the field to the their Pittsburgh counterparts, then ambushed each of them, leaving the last one, Pete, for Teddy.

As Pete approached the finish line, Roosevelt took an impressive leap over a folding table to take down Potato Pete in GIF-worthy fashion:

President Teddy Roosevelt Pierogie Potato Pete

Here’s the race as called by Nationals Park PA announcer Jerome Hruska, followed, of course, by our finish line video:


Official video: MLB.com
Finish line video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome

Teddy sets palm tree and pineapple obstacle course for the racing presidents

Presidents race through palm treesTeddy Roosevelt Pineapple trapPresidents trip on pineapplesIt was a beautiful day to play hooky from work, and Teddy Roosevelt took advantage.

For Thursday’s afternoon game at Nationals Park, The Rough Rider parked himself in a Hawaiian shirt in a lawn chair, sunning himself along the first base line.

As his fellow presidents were forced through an obstacle course of palm trees on the warning track, Teddy scattered pineapples on the ground in foul territory.

As the presidents approached the home stretch, Abe, George, and Tom tripped on the pineapples. Taft got through the obstacles, but Teddy got up and threw a pineapple at him from behind, knocking the Big Chief to the ground.

The victory pushes Teddy further into uncharted territory, in first place by 5 races as the Nats head to Atlanta.

Video:MLB.com

Justice is not blind as Taft steals blindfold relay race

Blindfold presidents raceThe Nationals’ racing presidents held a blindfold relay race Wednesday night at Nationals Park, with Washington and Jefferson lining up against the unlikely pairing of Lincoln and Roosevelt.

Just before the gun, William Howard Taft entered the field without a blindfold, and the former Chief Justice spun Tom and Teddy around, leading them to collide with their counterparts.

Bill took the tape to notch his ninth win of the season.

Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome

Best video of the year? Jayson Werth Garden Gnome clobbers racing presidents

Jayson Werth Garden Gnome LiveAs Teddy crossed the finish line, members of the secret service carried the frozen "gnome" off the field.With a sellout crowd on hand for Jayson Werth Garden Gnome night Tuesday at Nationals Park, Teddy Roosevelt enlisted the mischievous magical gnome himself to help take his fourth consecutive presidents race.

Wearing a pointed hat and holding a bat and ball, Jayson Werth’s doppleganger stood still as a statue as Teddy took photos of him on the first base line, but when Roosevelt’s rival presidents approached, the gnome abruptly swung his bat, knocking out all four competitors before returning to his statuesque pose.

As Teddy crossed the finish line, members of the secret service carried the frozen “gnome” off the field.

Full and slo-mo GIFs below in what may be the best video of the year. The whole finish line video, which is also below, is really worth watching.

Jayson Werth Garden Gnome Clobbers Racing Presidents

Jayson Werth Garden Gnome Clobbers Racing Presidents

Video for LetTeddyWin.com by YouTube member lfahome

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