Posted on June 5, 2013 by Presidents Race Fan
Perhaps the closest presidents race ever (Image/MASN)
…and Lincoln celebrates prematurely
Abe Lincoln thought he had his second presidents race victory of the season, but it turns out he celebrated prematurely.
The Nationals returned to town Tuesday night and got down to the business of protecting their turf, dealing a home brewed walk-off win vs. the New York Mets.
Abe Lincoln, who’s had a rough start to the 2013 season, also sought a return to his old winning ways in the fourth inning presidents race, as the mascot team pulled out an old favorite gimmick, riding aboard Capital Bikeshare bikes.
Teddy had the early lead, but was overtaken by George Washington and Abe Lincoln, who sprinted for the finish line neck and neck.
In possibly the closest photo finish in presidents race history, the bikes hit the tape seemingly simultaneously. Lincoln raised his fist in triumph, but though TV replay suggested that his front wheel may have been a hair in front of Washington’s, it was George who had leaned forward with his ten foot frame and taken the victory.
Lincoln remains in sold possession of last place in the season standings.
Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome
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Posted on June 6, 2012 by Presidents Race Fan
Just one day after Abe Lincoln blatantly stole a race while riding a tricycle, the Great Emancipator was at it again.
On Wednesday night at Nationals Park, the presidents ran a 2-wheel relay, with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson running the first leg aboard Segway personal transporters, and Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt running the anchor leg aboard Capital Bikeshare bikes.
“Honest” Abe was teamed with Washington, but Lincoln decided he wasn’t waiting for the tag. Abe jumped head of Teddy on the anchor leg and never looked back, to
win steal his second race in a row, this time a shared victory with George.
Video courtesy YouTube member lfahome
Twitter photo/DC Pro Sports Report
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Posted on April 3, 2011 by Presidents Race Fan
Fans who braved the cold and volatile weather at Nationals Park Saturday were rewarded with the Nats’ first victory of the season — a dramatic affair that included a hail storm and two weather delays, spectacular defensive plays, heroics, and a rare suicide squeeze.
While new regulars Rick Ankiel, Danny Espinosa, and Jayson Werth were giving long-suffering Nats fans new reasons for hope, Teddy Roosevelt again failed to deliver in the 4th-inning presidents race, falling short after being paired with Abraham Lincoln in yet another team race — this time aboard tandem bicycles.
Teddy and Abe had the lead heading into the right field corner, but failed to negotiate the turn and watched as George and Tom passed them to take the tape in the season’s second race.
Within moments of walking off field in defeat, Teddy sent a message to his Twitter followers:
“That’s it!!”, he wrote. “That is the last time Abe loses a race for me! Tomorrow I’m challenging him mono e mono!” (sic).
Sounds like we can expect fireworks Sunday in the final game of the series.
Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome
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Posted on September 21, 2010 by Presidents Race Fan
The Washington Nationals returned to town Monday night for their final homestand of the season, and while the Nationals have guaranteed their spot at the bottom of the National League East standings, the race to see who will win the 2010 presidents race crown remains tight to the finish.
This homestand marks the finish to Fan Appreciation Month at Nationals Park, as the team has lined up a slew of promotions and giveaways for the Nationals Park faithful who head out to see the team one last time this season.
The racing presidents did their part to kick things off with a stunt we hadn’t seen before. In Monday’s 4th inning, they made a dramatic appearance
aboard red bicycles.
The stunt was in recognition of Capital Bikeshare, a new bicycle sharing service with 110 locations throughout Washington, DC. Capital Bikeshare employees were in attendance at Nationals Park Monday night, after celebrating their inaugural ride on Sunday to launch the new service.
With just ten home games to go, George Washington kept it interesting by pulling away to take another victory, and close within three games of 2-time defending champion Abraham Lincoln in the standings.
Photos courtesy of Flickr member ddotphotos
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