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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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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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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