Nats add more tickets for Pups in the Park August 29

We previously reported that the Washington Nationals Pups in the Park dates were sold out; but the Nats have responded by adding another seating section for this popular event. Five dollar dog tickets are available once again for the Sunday, August 29 game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

Presidents to race during Stephen Strasburg’s start in Syracuse Wednesday night

The Washington Nationals’ racing presidents will take their show on the road Wednesday for Stephen Strasburg’s second start with the AAA Syracuse Chiefs.

George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy will greet fans at the main gates of Alliance Bank Stadium, then run a presidents race following the 5th inning of the game vs. Norfolk. Nationals Mascot and race judge Screech will also make the trip.

Nats Entertainment Coordinator Tom Davis noted that “sending the Racing Presidents up to Syracuse for a night is another way to let Chiefs fans experience Nationals baseball.”

The game will be carried locally in DC on tape delay by MASN at approximately 10:30pm.

Photo courtesy of Flickr user dougtone

Nationals racing presidents have a message for moms

Screech and Screech's Mom by Luis AlbisuOn a beautiful Mothers Day afternoon, the Washington Nationals pulled off another nail biter at Nationals Park, completing another winning homestand and taking the series from the Florida Marlins, three games to two.

Moms were honored both before and throughout the game, and the 4th-inning presidents race was no exception.

Nats mascot and presidents race judge Screech wore a pink cap and brought his mom onto the field to help out.

Momma Screech wore a pink dress and lots of lipstick. It was reported to be her first visit to Nationals Park, but to long-time Nationals fans, she looked suspiciously familiar.

Washington Nationals Racing Presidents Mothers Day message - Nationals ParkThe presidents ran a tight race in which George Washington held off Abe to end the homestand with a 1-race lead over Lincoln. After the race, the presidents all held up signs for the scoreboard camera operators, reading “Happy Mothers Day Moms.”

Aww….

Photo and video courtesy of YouTube member TheTeddyRoosevelt

Pups in the Park can’t stop Abe Lincoln

Washington Nationals Pups in the ParkIt was a beautiful dog day afternoon at Nationals Park as four-legged Nationals fans filled the Left Field Mezzanine seats for Saturday’s sold-out Pups in the Park promotion.

Dogs were everywhere — streaming through the centerfield gates, running around the field before the first inning, and featured during all of the Nationals’ usual between-inning entertainment segments from the Dance Cam to the
Fan of the Game.

So it was no surprise when Teddy Roosevelt entered the field for the 4th-inning presidents race with a dog on a leash.

But this was no ordinary dog. It was a giant Brian Griffin, the dog from The Family Guy. Brian ran along with Teddy to an early lead, but as they ran across the outfield warning track, Teddy let go
of the leash, and unleashed Brian on the other racing presidents.

As Teddy sprinted for the finish line, Brian ambushed George Washington, then pushed Thomas Jefferson to the ground; but Abe Lincoln managed to sidestep the big dog, and took off after Roosevelt, passing poor Teddy just before hitting the finish line.


Videos courtesy of YouTube members pjf311 and TheTeddyRoosevelt

Tom shoves Teddy to the ground as George takes over 1st

With first place in the standings up for grabs, George Washington left no opportunity for monkey business, breaking away from the pack early and leading wire to wire, but that didn’t prevent Thomas Jefferson from shoving Teddy Roosevelt to the turf as they approached the outfield corner. What Tom has against Teddy, we don’t know.

It was hard to see Tom’s transgression from the first base stands, but the second video courtesy of Nats Fan and YouTube member shmaggie23 reveals all!

Unlike George, the Nats couldn’t hold their lead, as a late rally by the Florida Marlins ruined a quality outing by Craig Stammen. The homestand ends this weekend with two matinees: Pups in the Park day on Saturday, followed by Mothers Day Sunday.

Video courtesy of YouTube members lfahome and shmaggie23

DeAngelo Hall offers to trade places with Teddy Roosevelt

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall was on hand at Nationals Park to throw out the first pitch for Thursday night’s game vs. the Atlanta Braves.

During the game, Hall was interviewed by Nationals Park in-game host Clint Khoury. The speedy Hall had no advice for Teddy Roosevelt, but offered to trade places and run for him in the presidents race. You’ll find the full interview over at The Redskins Blog.

Jefferson drinks a Red Bull mid-race, sprints ahead to victory

Thomas Jefferson did his best Abe Lincoln impression tonight at Nationals Park, sprinting out ahead of the other presidents for an early lead. Lacking Abe’s stamina, Tom paused to catch his breath, but fortunately he had can of Red Bull handy, drank it down, and then sprinted past his opponents again to run away with a Nationals presidents race victory.

“Honest” Abe hasn’t been himself since getting helped off the field Tuesday night.

TJ’s victory forced a rare 3-way tie atop the presidents race standings, marking the first time in more than 2 years that Teddy Roosevelt can lay claim to 2nd place …sort of.

Video courtesy of YouTube user lfahome

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