Posted on August 16, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
By now it’s well known that Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt has a history with Pittsburgh Pirates Racing Pierogie Potato Pete, dating back to a 2009 incident that ESPN SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt called “the greatest highlight I’ve ever seen.”
On Friday night at Nationals Park, the Pirates returned with the Pierogies, and The Hero of San Juan Hill was waiting for him. The racing presidents ceded the field to the their Pittsburgh counterparts, then ambushed each of them, leaving the last one, Pete, for Teddy.
As Pete approached the finish line, Roosevelt took an impressive leap over a folding table to take down Potato Pete in GIF-worthy fashion:
Here’s the race as called by Nationals Park PA announcer Jerome Hruska, followed, of course, by our finish line video:
Official video: MLB.com
Finish line video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome
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Posted on August 1, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
For the second straight night, Sharknado returned to Nationals Park, and this time attacked the racing presidents from both directions.
Sharknado 1 met the presidents on the warning track, knocking Teddy back into the pack. Only Abe Lincoln remained on his feet, but then Sharknado 2 arrived from the rear and leveled the Great Emancipator.
Jefferson recovered to his feet and was unchallenged for the win.
Finish line video by YouTube member lfahome for LetTeddyWin.com
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Posted on July 6, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
The bear cub that attacked Teddy Roosevelt returned to Nationals Park Sunday afternoon, but ran into a buzz saw known as the Nats’ grounds crew.
“LarQ the Bear” (a reference to the much maligned Cubs mascot Clark the Bear) was prepared to disrupt the fourth inning race once again when the Nationals grounds crew emerged from the sidelines and pummeled the mascot into the ground.
That left Teddy Roosevelt with a clear shot at the finish line, but rather than grab the victory for himself, the Bull Moose decided instead to get into the act, jumping on the bear cub himself and egging on the crowd as William Howard Taft raced by for the win.
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Posted on July 2, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
Wednesday marked the 67th anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident, and so of course, invading aliens marked the occasion by disrupting the presidents race at Nationals Park.
William Howard Taft was the first to spot the alien lurking near the bullpen, but the other presidents ignored his warnings.
The alien turned out to be no threat at all, and Teddy took the win.
Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome
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Posted on June 16, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
The previously reported ESPN Sportscenter commercial titled “Universal Remote” and featuring Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt is now on air.
As usual, the hero of San Juan Hill gets little respect, being featured in just a cameo role.
But Teddy sure loves free candy:
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Posted on May 14, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
The Nationals racing presidents made an appearance at the ESPN “up fronts” on Tuesday in New York City, joining executives on Broadway’s Minskoff Theater stage for the network’s annual gathering of media buyers.
The annual presentation has evolved over the years into a multimedia show filled with network personalities.
The Disney-owned network unveiled a redesigned set for its flagship SportsCenter show, and revealed that racing president Teddy Roosevelt would soon appear in the show’s iconic TV commercials.
The Nats’ famous mascots then scampered on stage as part of a scripted gag, and posed for photos with attendees.
Teddy’s Sportcenter ad was shot last week at ESPN headquarters, and should appear on the air this summer.
Twitter photos: Washington Nationals/@Teddy26Nats
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Posted on May 1, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
The Washington Nationals today announced the complete lineup for the 2014 NatsLive FREE Postgame Concert Series, which follows select Nationals home games throughout this summer at Nationals Park.
Plain White T’s will appear June 5, Austin Mahone will appear July 19, and Martina McBride will appear August 16. Tickets to the ball game on those nights includes free admission to the postgame concert.
Our now-complete full promotional/giveaway schedule for 2014 has been updated here.
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