Posted on September 9, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
Apparently, Abe Lincoln will do just about anything to keep Teddy Roosevelt from clinching his first presidents race championship.
With just eight home games to go, “Honest” Abe couldn’t afford to let Teddy win more than one more race. Yet as the fourth inning contest began Tuesday night, Lincoln sat on a chair and let his competitors run by.
The reason became clear as the presidents reached the home stretch with Teddy in the lead.
George Washington reached out and grabbed Roosevelt by the uniform, dragging him back to clear a path for his compatriot from Illinois.
The flagrant cheating was ignored by race judge Screech, and Lincoln took the tape to close within 4 games of Teddy with eight remaining.
Roosevelt’s magic number remains at 2.
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Posted on September 8, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
In a race that Washington Nationals color commentator F.P. Santangelo called a “three in the morning job,” the Nats’ racing presidents tripped and pushed each other through an epic shoving match in which everyone participated. On Monday night, not even the sponsor GEICO Gecko escaped the dirt.
Despite face planting twice, it was Abe Lincoln who emerged victorious, stumbling across the finish line and slamming the sponsor’s mascot into the tarp.
With just eight home games left in the season, The Great Emancipator moved within five games of season leader Teddy Roosevelt, whose magic number remains at 2.
Here’s the near-speechless call by MASN’s Bob Carpenter and F.P. Santangelo:
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Posted on July 19, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
It was not Teddy’s finest hour.
In the first presidents race after the All Star break, Teddy Roosevelt came out swinging Friday night at Nationals Park, turning on his fellow presidents before they even finished coming out of the centerfield gate.
The Rough Rider shoved George Washington to the ground, but failed to down his other competitors, backpedaling as Thomas Jefferson slipped by him on the warning track.
Teddy chased Jefferson for the length of the race, and cut the outfield corner to try to catch up, but Washington, who had recovered early, caught up to the Bull Moose and exacted his revenge.
It should be a fun second half of the season.
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Posted on May 20, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
For the first time since August, 2012, the Washington Nationals took a home game to the 13th inning Monday night, triggering a rare treat for presidents race fans: a bonus presidents race.
Earlier in the evening, Teddy Roosevelt had clobbered Abe Lincoln to gain a spot in the season standings.
In race #2, Teddy’s compatriots conspired once again to slow Lincoln down, as George, Tom, and Bill formed a roadblock in the outfield but let Teddy get by to take his historic second victory of the night.
The extra-innings affair moved Roosevelt within two games of Lincoln in the standings. It was the 12th double-header in presidents race history.
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Posted on May 19, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
The Nationals presidents race season is turning into an unlikely battle between perennial contender Abraham Lincoln and longtime loser Teddy Roosevelt.
During the current homestand, Abe had extended his lead over the hero of San Juan Hill to four games, but when “Honest” Abe got too cocky Monday night at Nationals Park, the Bull Moose exacted his revenge.
Lincoln began the race by chasing down William Howard Taft on the warning track. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson then attempted to clothesline the Great Emancipator, but Abe forced his way through and it was the founding fathers who ended up on the ground.
Lincoln took off for the finish line but stopped to showboat for the crowd along the foul line. That’s when Teddy leaped from the stands and planted Lincoln face down in the grass.
Teddy’s victory was his second of the series.
On Friday night, Teddy celebrated the night’s big movie opening by racing with a stuffed baby Godzilla. Roosevelt tossed the lizard at his competitors as they approached the finish line, and as they all hit the dirt, Teddy turned to claim the win.
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Posted on April 19, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
Running the wrong way seemed to help the team on Friday night, so on Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park, the racing presidents took off toward the third base side again, but as was the case in the game vs. the Cardinals, things got ugly quickly.
Teddy Roosevelt had an early lead, but as the presidents passed the visitors’ bullpen, George Washington slammed Teddy into the fence, to the surprise and horror of the Cardinals’ relievers.
Roosevelt fell to the ground, and oncoming presidents Abe Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson tripped over him. With his competition dispatched, George Washington managed to avoid disqualification and cruised to an easy victory.
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Posted on August 31, 2013 by Presidents Race Fan
Teddy Roosevelt punches Mr Met after finishing second in Friday night’s presidents race
Nationals racing president Abraham Lincoln has been on a tear
recently, riding a four game winning streak into Friday night’s presidents race at Nationals Park. But Teddy Roosevelt brought a new character onto the field to disrupt Abe’s rhythm.
As the fourth inning race began, Roosevelt was in front of the bullpen with a new character, “his pet moose, ‘Bullee,'” playing catching with a small stuffed Mr. Met mascot. As the field approached, Bullee turned and attacked the oncoming racers, leaving only Thomas Jefferson standing.
“I guess Lewis and Clark showed him how to avoid moose,” said P.A. announcer Jerome Hruska. Teddy only finished second, taking his frustrations out on Mr. Met.
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