Posted on October 31, 2013 by Presidents Race Fan
Teddy Roosevelt learned Thursday that Halloween is the one night of the year when a ten foot tall president at your door doesn’t surprise anybody.
The Rough Rider went trick or treating on Thursday night, accompanying young Nats fan Jake Lang and friends through Lang’s Potomac, Maryland neighborhood.
With a little help from Twitter, Lang’s Bryce Harper costume had won the fan vote in the Nationals’ Pic or Treat Halloween Costume Contest, with Teddy as the prize.
“We were far behind in the voting,” said Lang, “then I tweeted Bryce and his sister and they helped. I tweeted Holden on the radio and he helped. My family tweeted and put it on Facebook and my friends voted a lot.”
Teddy kept the spirits high despite a steady rain and a failure by most neighbors to recognize him. Watch as one after another fails to recognize the racing president, until he finally barges in on some Nats fans.
“It was so cool trick or treating with Teddy,” Jake added. I had a great time.”
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Posted on September 13, 2013 by Presidents Race Fan
It can’t get much dumber than Yahoo!’s Sports Friends, but when Jayson Werth and Joey Votto chat at first base about the racing presidents, we have to listen in.
The authors decided to make Werth look clueless by calling Alexander Hamilton a president. Of course, followers know better, as Jayson Werth has always been among the more prominent members of the Let Teddy Win movement.
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Posted on May 6, 2013 by Presidents Race Fan
For the sixth straight year, The Nationals racing presidents accompanied the team to Pittsburgh’s PNC Park to participate in the host team’s Great Pierogie Race. For the sixth straight year, the presidents came up short.
The weekend’s antics included relay races and promising starts for the Nationals’ fab five. However, the presidents were once again undone by overconfidence, distractions, and plain old Pierogie aggression.
On Friday, William Howard Taft held a sizeable lead, but stopped cold when the Pittsburgh Parrot appeared dangling a large pizza over the field. On Saturday, it was Teddy Roosevelt’s turn to run anchor. The Bull Moose dashed ahead on the anchor leg, but tripped after turning to taunt Cheese Chester. Chester leapt over the fallen Teddy to keep the presidents winless in Pittsburgh.
Videos: MASN and lfahome
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Posted on May 1, 2013 by Presidents Race Fan
CBS’s The Amazing Race will feature Nationals Park, the Nats’ racing presidents and mascot Screech, as the season finale takes place in Washington, DC.
The episode was shot last December, and features a task in which participants are suspended from a zip wire stretching from the center field plaza to the top of the stadium, and toss baseballs as they fly above the mascots on the diamond below.
The episode airs this coming Sunday night at 8:00pm. Preview below.
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Posted on February 18, 2013 by Presidents Race Fan
Teddy and Tom on Snowmobiles at Recreational Springs Resort in Lead, South Dakota
Teddy Roosevelt and WH Taft met up with their fellow Nats racing presidents and mascot Screech at Mt. Rushmore to celebrate Presidents Day, after Teddy trounced Bill in their “Executive Adventure” Twitter contest
After Teddy played poker in Deadwood, the racing presidents went snowmobiling at Recreational Springs Resort, and Ice Skating in Rapid City. First photos below.
The Nationals Racing Presidents with Mascot Screech at Mt. Rushmore
The Racing Presidents on Snow Machines in the Black Hills of South Dakota
Teddy Playing Poker at Old Style Saloon #10 in Deadwood, South Dakota
Photos courtesy of Black Hills Travel Blog
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Posted on February 16, 2013 by Presidents Race Fan
Teddy Roosevelt met the Jolly Green Giant in Blue Earth Minnesota, tweeting this photo just before sundown Saturday, as the Hero of San Juan Hill continues to race “The Big Chief” William Howard Taft across the country this weekend.
After making stops in Iowa this morning, the duo headed north, with Taft trailing Teddy and checking in from the Minnesota border at 7:34pm.
The pair are within 500 miles of their Presidents Day destination.
In the corresponding Twitter contest, Bill is closing the gap, but still has only half the votes of his popular rival.
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Posted on February 16, 2013 by Presidents Race Fan
Racing president William Howard Taft gained ground on Teddy Roosevelt late Friday evening as they both crossed the Illinois line after just one day of their race to Mt. Rushmore.
The Big Chief followed Teddy in tweeting from the border just before sunset, nearly 700 miles from the day’s starting point.
In a Nationals-sponsored Twitter contest, fans have been asked to use the hashtags #VoteBill or #VoteTeddy to show support for either Taft or Roosevelt. Teddy shot out to an early lead, but voting has been light, meaning a Taft comeback isn’t out of the question.
Given that one randomly selected user of each hashtag will win a private mascot appearance with that racing president, a vote for Taft right now is
carrying pretty nice odds.
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