Racing presidents issue printable pardons excusing fans from work

The Washington Nationals have three weekday games coming up, and so have given fans the OK to play hooky in order to attend.

According to the team, the racing presidents got together during the All Star break to issue the following pardon, which “exempts all Nats fans from previous engagements in order to attend the three weekday afternoon games on August 7, August 21, and September 10.”

You may print out the specific pardon for the game of your choice at nationals.com.

Nationals racing presidents presidential pardon

GIF: Teddy Roosevelt scares MLB with astronaut costume

Racing president Teddy Roosevelt celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing Sunday at Nationals Park by donning a makeshift astronaut helmet fashioned from tinfoil.

The tactic helped propel Teddy to his 16th victory and an unprecedented July lead in the presidents race standings, but it apparently scared the folks at Major League Baseball, who tweeted this GIF:

For the record, it was the fourth time Roosevelt has attempted the astronaut helmet, but the first time he’s won while wearing it.

Video: Teddy goes after George Washington, who returns the favor

It was not Teddy’s finest hour.
Teddy Roosevelt tackles George WashingtonGeorge tackles Teddy as Tom wins
In the first presidents race after the All Star break, Teddy Roosevelt came out swinging Friday night at Nationals Park, turning on his fellow presidents before they even finished coming out of the centerfield gate.

The Rough Rider shoved George Washington to the ground, but failed to down his other competitors, backpedaling as Thomas Jefferson slipped by him on the warning track.

Teddy chased Jefferson for the length of the race, and cut the outfield corner to try to catch up, but Washington, who had recovered early, caught up to the Bull Moose and exacted his revenge.

It should be a fun second half of the season.

Video for LetTeddyWin.com by YouTube member lfahome

Video: Nationals Park grounds crew repeatedly pummels Chicago mascot during presidents race

Grounds crew tackles LarQ the BearTeddy Roosevelt tackles LarQ the bearThe bear cub that attacked Teddy Roosevelt returned to Nationals Park Sunday afternoon, but ran into a buzz saw known as the Nats’ grounds crew.

“LarQ the Bear” (a reference to the much maligned Cubs mascot Clark the Bear) was prepared to disrupt the fourth inning race once again when the Nationals grounds crew emerged from the sidelines and pummeled the mascot into the ground.

That left Teddy Roosevelt with a clear shot at the finish line, but rather than grab the victory for himself, the Bull Moose decided instead to get into the act, jumping on the bear cub himself and egging on the crowd as William Howard Taft raced by for the win.

Nationals Park Grounds crew tackles LarQ the Chicago Cub - Presidents Race

Video: Bear cub attacks Teddy Roosevelt in the outfield

Chicago Cub tackles Teddy RooseveltThe beating that Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals put on the Chicago Cubs Saturday afternoon was nothing compared to the grizzly scene that played out in the fourth inning presidents race at Nationals Park.

With Teddy Roosevelt in the early lead, an orange, oversized bear cub came running from the home bullpen and shoved the Rough Rider to the ground, but the other presidents exacted revenge on Teddy’s behalf, as George Washington finished the job with a body slam.

Chicago Cub tackles Teddy Roosevelt - Washington Nationals Presidents Race

Abe and Tom pushed and shoved to the finish line, and Abe eked out the victory to extend his lead over Teddy in the season standings.

Finish line video courtesy of lfahome

Video: George Washington leads a July 4th Parade at Nationals Park

George Washington 4th of July Nationals ParkWhen baseball returned to Washington DC, Major League Baseball established an annual tradition of playing a morning baseball game on Independence Day in the nation’s capital.

For the first several years of the Nationals’ presidents race, it was also an annual tradition for the writer of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, to lead the other presidents while carrying an American flag.

But last year, the team handed the honor to George Washington, and once again in 2014, it was George who led the parade.

Video for LetTeddyWin.com courtesy of YouTube member lfahome

Alien invades Nationals Park on World UFO Day

Alien in Washington Nationals Presidents RaceWednesday marked the 67th anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident, and so of course, invading aliens marked the occasion by disrupting the presidents race at Nationals Park.

William Howard Taft was the first to spot the alien lurking near the bullpen, but the other presidents ignored his warnings.

The alien turned out to be no threat at all, and Teddy took the win.

Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome

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