Posted on September 2, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
With a month of baseball to go, it may be too early to start talking about a magic number for the Washington Nationals to clinch the 2014 division championship.
Teddy Roosevelt shows off the Presidents Race Championship Belt. The Rough Rider is exploring uncharted territory in 2014
But the presidents race season may be another matter.
The first half of the Nats’ home season marked uncharted territory for perennial loser Teddy Roosevelt, who won enough races to jockey back and forth for first place with all-time presidents race victory leader Abraham Lincoln.
But since the All Star break, it’s been all Teddy. The Rough Rider has won ten times to Lincoln’s two. In fact, Wednesday’s win was the Great Emancipator’s sole victory in the month of August.
When the team returns Friday to Nationals Park, Teddy will have a seven game lead with just a dozen home games to go, for a magic number of 3.
There are many who still say the Nationals should never have let Teddy win, but those people should take note: The Nationals are 16-8 when Teddy wins this season.
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Posted on August 21, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
On Tuesday, ESPN sports reporter Lindsay Czarniak issued the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg and racing president Teddy Roosevelt “because he never wins anything.”
During Wednesday night’s game at Nationals Park, Teddy delivered.
The Rough Rider jumped in front of his competitors during the fourth inning presidents race, crossed the finish line wearing a shower cap, and held up a series of signs. After accepting Czarniak’s challenge, a bucket of water was dumped on his head.
Roosevelt shook off the cold shower, then issued challenges of his own to WWE wrestler El Torito, Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner, and NASCAR driver Kurt Busch.
Here’s a GIF of the action, plus Czarniak’s original challenge, as well as the full race video as seen on Nats HD.
The full race as seen in the stadium on Nats HD and called by PA announcer Jerome Hruska:
And finally, our finish line footage:
Nats HD video: Washington Nationals
Finish Line video: lfahome
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Posted on August 19, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
It’s hard to say what got the Rushmore Four riled up Tuesday night, but after watching fellow racing president William Howard Taft cross the finish line at Nationals Park, the Nats’ remaining racing presidents decided to gang up on the GEICO Gecko.
The sponsor, who helps out at the finish line nightly, is usually off limits to the presidents’ antics, but immediately after Tuesday’s race, Thomas Jefferson pushed the amphibian insurance salesman into the Grounds Crew’s tarp in foul territory.
The slippery mascot evaded Jefferson, who got stuck behind the tarp, but then Teddy Roosevelt charged at him, followed by George Washington, who grabbed the lizard and jumped on top of him.
Perhaps they didn’t save as much as they’d expected on their car insurance.
Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome
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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 8, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
It was a beautiful day to play hooky from work, and Teddy Roosevelt took advantage.
For Thursday’s afternoon game at Nationals Park, The Rough Rider parked himself in a Hawaiian shirt in a lawn chair, sunning himself along the first base line.
As his fellow presidents were forced through an obstacle course of palm trees on the warning track, Teddy scattered pineapples on the ground in foul territory.
As the presidents approached the home stretch, Abe, George, and Tom tripped on the pineapples. Taft got through the obstacles, but Teddy got up and threw a pineapple at him from behind, knocking the Big Chief to the ground.
The victory pushes Teddy further into uncharted territory, in first place by 5 races as the Nats head to Atlanta.
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Posted on August 6, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
The Nationals’ racing presidents held a blindfold relay race Wednesday night at Nationals Park, with Washington and Jefferson lining up against the unlikely pairing of Lincoln and Roosevelt.
Just before the gun, William Howard Taft entered the field without a blindfold, and the former Chief Justice spun Tom and Teddy around, leading them to collide with their counterparts.
Bill took the tape to notch his ninth win of the season.
Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome
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