Posted on April 9, 2012 by Presidents Race Fan
Al Roker on this morning's Today Show with Teddy and the racing presidents (among others)
One reason the role of Nationals racing president is so highly coveted
is the opportunities it presents to appear around Washington, particularly in an election year such as this.
This morning, the presidents made their annual appearance at the White House Easter Egg Roll, and joined Al Roker on The Today Show with an assortment of costumed characters also in attendance.
One drawback of being 10 feet tall: They always make you stand in the back row for photos.
PhotoThe Today Show
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Posted on April 3, 2012 by Presidents Race Fan
If Tuesday’s events were any indication of the season to come, then 2012 will be an exciting year at Nationals Park, both on an off the field.
Baseball returned to DC for the summer as the Washington Nationals hosted the Boston Red Sox for a pre-season exhibition game before hitting the road to start the regular season. The Nats and Sox produced plenty of fireworks, including a play at the plate that ended things for the home team in the bottom of the ninth.
The Nationals racing presidents got in their final pre-season workout as well, running an exhibition race in the middle of the fourth inning.
Though it didn’t count in the standings, the mascot team pulled no punches, placing a bevy of distractions in the presidents’ way.
As the Rushmores entered the right field corner, a large Easter Bunny was waiting in ambush, managing to place a block on every president except Teddy Roosevelt, who dashed by to take the lead.
But Teddy’s advantage would be short-lived. The Rough Rider has an established weakness for jugglers, and two of them provided all the distraction he needed before he reached the finish line.
Teddy barely noticed as George Washington ran by for the win.
Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome
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