Posted on May 4, 2009 by Presidents Race Fan
On Saturday night, the Washington Nationals racing presidents held a presidents race relay pitting the unlikely team of Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln vs. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Tom was the anchor runner of the winning team and declared the winner. Not that it mattered for Teddy. Our favorite #26 had ensured defeat by running 10 lengths behind George before he even passed the baton to Lincoln.
UPDATE: The team awarded 1 victory each in the standings to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson
Video courtesy of Bree Stevens.
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Posted on May 1, 2009 by Presidents Race Fan
The Washington Nationals racing presidents surprised the crowd at Nationals Park tonight by emerging from the centerfield gate for the 4th-inning presidents race wearing red blindfolds around their giant heads.
Thus the first-ever blindfolded presidents race plunged into chaos
from the start.
Abe Lincoln jumped out first and crashed into the outfield wall, while poor Teddy Roosevelt got spun around and ran the wrong way. Meanwhile, Thomas Jefferson’s blindfold slipped down to his neck.
With George and Abe bumping into each other, and Teddy wandering right into the stands along the 3rd base line, Jefferson won uncontested. Somebody tell Teddy that dropping your blindfold is apparently not grounds for disqualification.
Photos by flickr member afagen
Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome.
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