Video: Thomas Jefferson gets his first presidents race victory of the year on college rivalry night

Thomas Jefferson Wins Presidents RaceThomas Jefferson Wins Presidents RaceAs many had predicted, Thomas Jefferson finally nabbed his first presidents race victory of 2015 on Wednesday night, as thousands of University of Virginia students and alumni filled the stands at Nationals Park for for College Rivalry Night.

With UVA’s Cavalier mascot and Virginia Tech’s HokieBird holding the finish line tape, the sage of Monticello came from behind to take a huge lead into the home stretch, but then turned and tripped just before the finish line.

It looked for a moment like Jefferson would lose his shot at victory, but he sprung to his feet and fell over the finish line in a pile of founding fathers.

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Video: Jefferson loses again. Will Wednesday’s UVA night bring victory #1?

Thomas Jefferson lost Tuesday night’s rain-delayed presidents race at Nationals Park, marking his 34th loss of the season against zero victories heading into Wednesday’s College Rivalry Night.
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Jefferson has been the presidential whipping boy this season, losing in a variety of unflattering ways and causing some to question whether the Nats are trying to make Tom the new Teddy.

But among those who’ve followed Tom’s misfortune this season, many have circled Wednesday night’s game against the Braves. Nationals Park will host “College Rivalry Night” featuring sections devoted to Virginia Tech and University of Virginia students and alumni. The UVA money has Tom taking victory number one.

Oh yes. George outraced Tom on Tuesday as the presidents wore their Hawaiian shirts and raced to the theme from Hawaii Five-O:

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Video: Racing presidents’ Secret Service protection knocks out Pittsburgh’s visiting pierogies

Racing Presidents Pittsburgh Pierogies Secret ServiceRacing Presidents Pittsburgh Pierogies Secret ServiceRacing Presidents Pittsburgh Pierogies Secret ServiceRacing Presidents Pittsburgh Pierogies Secret ServicePittsburgh Pierogies Potato Pete Presidents Race TeddyPittsburgh Pierogies Potato Pete Presidents Race Teddy RooseveltSaturday’s sellout crowd of over 41,000 will forever remember being witness to Max Scherzer’s near-perfect no-hitter — a performance so dominant that it’s easy to forget the “supporting cast” that made the victory possible: the big RBIs from Tyler Moore, the towering Bryce Harper home run, the spectacular defense by Danny Espinosa and Michael Taylor.

In similar fashion, the Nats racing presidents relied on their supporting cast to vanquish the visiting pierogies from Pittsburgh during Saturday’s fourth inning presidents race.

The presidents never go anywhere without their “Secret Service” agents, but the men in black usually keep a low profile.

However after Pittsburgh’s racing pierogies came to town Friday and once again tried to wreak havoc on the fourth inning ritual, on Saturday the agents’ role was elevated.

Like an NFL return team following it’s blockers, the racing presidents let the Secret Service clear their path.

As they circled the warning track, the agents slammed the visiting dumplings into the dirt, leaving an almost-clear path for the commanders-in-chief.

But Theodore Roosevelt’s longtime nemesis Potato Pete had stayed behind, and as Teddy led the pack toward the finish line, Pete launched himself at the Rough Rider from a folding table.

That’s when the Secret Service agents intercepted Pete and slammed him into the stands in Section 134-A.

As the pierogie lay writhing on his back in the handicapped section, our 26th president barreled ahead to claim his fifth presidents race victory of 2015.

The pierogies will be back on Sunday, giving Potato Pete one final chance to take down Roosevelt at Nationals Park this season.

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Video: Taft teams with Pittsburgh racing pierogies to attack fellow presidents

Taft enlists Pittsburgh Pierogies to win Presidents RaceTaft enlists Pittsburgh Pierogies to win Presidents RaceTaft enlists Pittsburgh Pierogies to win Presidents RaceFor those who ever wondered whether racing president William Howard Taft was loyal to the home team, any doubt was removed Friday night at Nationals Park.

With the Pittsburgh Pirates in town, Taft missed the start of the fourth inning presidents race, instead waiting near the finish line to wave in an onslaught of racing pierogies from Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.

Taft then sent the interlopers after his fellow presidents, and it wasn’t pretty.

Bacon Burt missed Jefferson, but Sauerkraut Saul was right behind him and managed to take out TJ with a nifty spinning move.

Oliver Onion finished George Washington and Cheese Chester took out Abraham Lincoln, which left Potato Pete, who has a history with Teddy Roosevelt, to knock out his nemesis.

JalapeƱo Hannah stayed out of the melee but ushered the traitor Taft across the finish line.

This was the eighth year that the pierogies have visited Nationals Park, but the first time six made the trip. We should expect more antics from the visiting dumplings this weekend.

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Video: Paula Abdul judges Presidents Race Dance Off, Abe Lincoln steals it

Paula Abdul Dance Off Presidents Race WashingtonPaula Abdul Dance Off Presidents Race JeffersonPaula Abdul Dance Off Presidents Race LincolnPaula Abdul participated in a dance-off against the Nats’ mascot at Nationals Park Saturday, but it turned out her competition against Screech the Eagle was just a warm-up to the antics that unfolded during the fourth inning presidents race.

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abe Lincoln started off the race alone, but were halted in the home stretch by a waiting Teddy Roosevelt, who called on each of them to dance for judge Paula Abdul before continuing.

The two founding fathers got their groove on, but judges Abdul, Roosevelt, and William Howard Taft gave each of them scores averaging under 5 points.

Lincoln then stepped up and lamely flapped his arms around, but Abdul, who was clearly on the take, gave “Honest” Abe a nine, and the victory.

For those who never thought she was the best dance judge, your proof is below.


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Video: Racing Presidents pummel Clark the Cub on National Doughnut Day

Friday was National Doughnut Day, but the Nats’ Racing presidents attempt to celebrate with a doughnut relay race was disrupted when Chicago Cubs mascot Clark the Bear (or a reasonable facsimile) entered the fray.

Nats Racing Presidents pummel Clark the Cub on National Doughnut DayTeddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft ran side-by-side through the first leg, when “Clark” appeared in the outfield and grabbed the donut.

But carnage ensued when the Cub mascot turned to taunt his pursuers.

Founding father George Washington appeared from the stands and body slammed the bear into the ground, then Jefferson, and Lincoln piled on.

Taft grabbed the donut and ran. Finish line video below, followed by Bob and FP’s call on MASN.


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After rain delay, Teddy distracts Thomas Jefferson with discount ponchos

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The Nationals efforts to turn Thomas Jefferson into the new “lovable loser” reached new heights on Thursday night at Nationals Park.

After a nearly two hour rain delay, a sparse crowd was on hand when the presidents race finally began at close to 10:00pm. As is becoming common, Thomas Jefferson took a huge lead into the home stretch.

But Teddy Roosevelt was standing near the finish line with a sign reading “Ponchos $5.”

Sure enough, like Roosevelt had been so many times before him, the founding father became easily distracted, as he stopped to see a man about a poncho, Lincoln stole the win.

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