Posted on December 10, 2009 by Presidents Race Fan
The racing presidents will be giving Santa a run for his money this weekend as they give fans an off-season opportunity to mingle with their favorite mascots.
Members of the Nat Pack will escort the Nationals’ racing presidents along with mascot Screech to White Flint Mall in Rockville this Sunday, December 13.
The “Exclusive Santa Photo Experience” is scheduled for 11:00am to 3:00pm in Center Court, Level One.
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Posted on April 5, 2009 by Presidents Race Fan
The Washington Nationals racing presidents continued to cement their position as DC icons with an appearance in yesterday’s National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.
The presidents were decked in their Nationals uniforms and got to ride in style on the back of individual bicycle taxis.
It was a rare opportunity for the racing presidents to appear with the blooming cherry blossoms. Nationals Park, of course, has a much-touted row of cherry blossom trees in the centerfield plaza, but the team has yet to play a regular season game when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. With this year’s home opener scheduled for April 13 and a rainy week in the forecast, it seem likely we’ll have to wait another year to witness that spectacle.
The appearance by George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy came just hours before the first unofficial presidents race of the 2009 Nationals Park season. Last night’s annual preseason game vs. the Baltimore Orioles offered no hints that the presidents race will play out any differently for poor Teddy. He had an early lead, but failed to even finish as George Washington took the tape handily.
Photo courtesy of flickr member Rebecca Ash
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Posted on February 16, 2009 by Presidents Race Fan
The first presidents race of 2009 took place today in the most unlikely of places — New York’s Nassau Coliseum. Billed as “Kids Day” by the host New York Islanders of the National Hockey League, the Coliseum was host to mascots from around the country for today’s game vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins.
It being Presidents Day, our own Nationals racing presidents made the trek up north to pose with fans for pre-game photos and autographs. The “main attraction” for Kids Day was saved for the second intermission, when George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy took to the ice for their first-ever presidents race on skates.
NHL.com has the full play-by-play of the race, plus a terrific photo gallery of all the day’s festivities. Of course, with hockey sticks in hand, it should surprise no one that Abe and Teddy scuffled, with Teddy getting knocked to the ice. Ouch.
Photo courtesy of NHL.com.
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