Posted on August 5, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
With a sellout crowd on hand for Jayson Werth Garden Gnome night Tuesday at Nationals Park, Teddy Roosevelt enlisted the mischievous magical gnome himself to help take his fourth consecutive presidents race.
Wearing a pointed hat and holding a bat and ball, Jayson Werth’s doppleganger stood still as a statue as Teddy took photos of him on the first base line, but when Roosevelt’s rival presidents approached, the gnome abruptly swung his bat, knocking out all four competitors before returning to his statuesque pose.
As Teddy crossed the finish line, members of the secret service carried the frozen “gnome” off the field.
Full and slo-mo GIFs below in what may be the best video of the year. The whole finish line video, which is also below, is really worth watching.
Video for LetTeddyWin.com by YouTube member lfahome
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Posted on August 3, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
Wearing a protective mitt apparently borrowed from Bryce Harper, Teddy Roosevelt ambushed his fellow racing presidents at the finish line of Sunday’s presidents race at Nationals Park.
After using the mitt to defeat Sharknado Abe the night before, Teddy tweeted a message of thanks to Bryce Harper. Harper and Ryan Zimmerman have been wearing the mitts when running the bases as they recover from hand injuries.
Here’s the highlight GIF, with slo-mo enhancements. Full sound video below.
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Posted on August 3, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
After watching the Sharknado disrupt the presidents race for the last two nights, Abraham Lincoln got a little inspiration.
When race time came Saturday night at Nationals Park, The Great Emancipator emerged from the Nationals’ bullpen wearing his own makeshift Sharknado costume.
“Honest” Abe went on the attack, spinning his way through Washington, Jefferson, and Taft, but Teddy Roosevelt was waiting with a weapon of his own — a Rally Mitt!
Teddy swatted Lincoln to the ground, and raced ahead for the victory.
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Photo and 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 31, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
Followers of the Washington Nationals racing presidents should not have been surprised by what was waiting in store for Teddy Roosevelt Thursday night at Nationals Park.
The debut Wednesday of the sequel Sharknado 2: The Second One on the SyFy Network portended the return of Teddy’s nemesis Sharknado, who made four appearances at Nationals Park during the 2013 season.
Roosevelt passed his fellow presidents early in Thursday’s race, but a spinning Sharknado was waiting to take him down with a flying leap. Abe Lincoln mopped up for the win.
Full video below.
Video by YouTube member lfahome for LetTeddyWin.com
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Posted on July 21, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
The Washington Nationals have three weekday games coming up, and so have given fans the OK to play hooky in order to attend.
According to the team, the racing presidents got together during the All Star break to issue the following pardon, which “exempts all Nats fans from previous engagements in order to attend the three weekday afternoon games on August 7, August 21, and September 10.”
You may print out the specific pardon for the game of your choice at nationals.com.
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Posted on July 20, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
Racing president Teddy Roosevelt celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing Sunday at Nationals Park by donning a makeshift astronaut helmet fashioned from tinfoil.
The tactic helped propel Teddy to his 16th victory and an unprecedented July lead in the presidents race standings, but it apparently scared the folks at Major League Baseball, who tweeted this GIF:
For the record, it was the fourth time Roosevelt has attempted the astronaut helmet, but the first time he’s won while wearing it.
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