Video: With consecutive wins, Abe Lincoln pulls ahead in the standings

Abe Lincoln beats Thomas Jefferson at the finishAfter taking the first race of the homestand in the rain Monday night, Teddy Roosevelt looked well positioned to make a run for first place in the standings, but Abe Lincoln turned it up a notch to take the last two races of the short series on Tuesday and Wednesday, nosing out William Howard Taft then Thomas Jefferson to widen his lead before the break.

The presidents race returns May 16th when the next homestand begins.


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Video: Teddy hurdles over tables to take out his fellow presidents

Teddy Roosevelt hurdles jumps over tables wins presidents raceThe pouring rain wasn’t the only hurdle facing the racing presidents during the fourth inning Friday night at Nationals Park.

As the race began, the team’s “Secret Service” had set up hurdles in the form of folding tables in foul territory along the first base line.

The race was tight approaching the tables, but as his fellow presidents tumbled into the obstacle, the Rough Rider took a beautiful leap over the tables and stuck a clean landing that carried him to victory.

Video for Let Teddy Win courtesy of YouTube member lfahome

Nationals Park postgame concerts to include Martina McBride, Plain White T’s, and Austin Mahone

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.

Video: Teddy Roosevelt wins his fourth race

Teddy Roosevelt wins presidents race in Hawaiian ShirtsThe Nationals racing presidents were decked out in their Sunday finest for the final game of the team’s homestand this afternoon at Nationals Park, but with the sun shining on a beautiful April afternoon, they removed their jackets and ties and switched to Hawaiian shirts for the fourth inning race.

With 34,873 cheering fans on hand, Teddy Roosevelt pulled away for his fourth victory of the young season.

Video for LetTeddyWin.com by YouTube user lfahome

Video: In tropical attire, Lincoln leads wire to wire

Abe Lincoln wins Nationals presidents raceThe Nats racing presidents chased the rain away Friday night by trotting out their Hawaiian Shirts, and decided to keep it away Saturday afternoon by wearing them again.

With Lavar Arrington nowhere to be seen, Abe Lincoln jumped out of the starting gate in the fourth inning and led the presidents race wire to wire. It was a surprisingly clean performance to match the efficiency of Nats starter Tanner Roark, who raced through the Padres lineup for a complete game 3-hitter.

Video by YouTube member lfahome for LetTeddyWin.com

Video: Lavar Arrington tackles racing president Abraham Lincoln

With his recent surge in the presidents race standings, fans at Nationals Park had begun wondering if anything could stop Abraham Lincoln.

Lava Arrington Nationals Park presidents raceThe answer arrived Thursday night in the form of three time Pro Bowl linebacker Lavar Arrington.

It began with a misdirection play, as William Howard Taft darted toward left field, leading Lincoln and the other presidents in the wrong direction.

The move gave Taft enough time to race ahead to the finish line and pull Arrington from the stands.

Arrington, who played six seasons for the Washington Redskins and is now a radio host on DC’s 106.7 The Fan, went straight for Lincoln, executing an open field tackle, then chasing the other presidents back toward the bullpen.

“That’s how you do it!,” Arrington declared as he walked off the field.

Video for Letteddywin.com by YouTube user lfahome

Video: Teddy commemorates “Man in the Arena” Speech during presidents race

Teddy Roosevelt wearing boxing glovesApril 23 Boxing Gloves Presidents Race Nationals Park Teddy Man in the ArenaOn this day in 1910, Theodore Roosevelt gave his famous “Man in the Arena” speech at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France.

Roosevelt used the occasion to extol the virtues not of the critic, but of “the man who is actually in the arena,” who “if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

The speech established the philosophy that guided the Let Teddy Win movement since 2006, and provided locker room inspiration for the Nationals before a huge playoff victory in 2012.

To commemorate the 104th anniversary, the Rough Rider donned boxing gloves for Wednesday’s fourth inning race at Nationals Park.

Teddy entered the race from the bullpen and ambushed his opponents with a series of jabs as they approached the right field corner. But Abe Lincoln wasn’t phased, and the Great Emancipator was able to hold off a late charge from Roosevelt to take his third straight race.

Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome

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