Presidents Race Results: The Readers Take Over

The Washington Nationals racing presidents at Nationals ParkI am en route to London, where needless to say we are unable to attend the Nationals six-game homestand that starts tonight vs. the Marlins and Diamondbacks. As we did for one homestand last summer, rather than recruit somebody to update the blog, we’re going to ask the loyal Let Teddy Win readers to take over!

Going to Nationals Park? Please leave a comment on this blog post with your reports describing what happened in the presidents race (be sure to mention the date).

Got photos? Add them to the Flickr presidents race group, or on our Facebook page. When we return we’ll update the Presidents Race Standings page with all the results!

Photo by flickr member afagen

Happy Birthday Teddy!

It's Teddy Roosevelt's birthday! Teddy Roosevelt turns 150 today, and while presidents race fans here in DC are busy celebrating with big-headed Teddy at Hudson restaurant, Teddy’s namesake bobblehead doll has been on the road again, taking in the World Series.

That’s right. Regular readers know I’m a fan of Phil Yabut‘s flickr photoset — Teddy Roosevelt's bobblehead doll at the World Series in Philadelphia's Citizen's Bank ParkTeddy’s Travels and Travails“, in which Phil has documented the travels of his Washington Nationals Teddy Roosevelt bobblehead doll from the 2007 season. This past weekend, bobblehead Teddy became the first member of the Nationals to make it to the World Series, taking in the late night Game 3 thriller at Citizen’s Bank Park, and waking up this morning to a birthday cake which is quite a bit larger than his head. Thanks Phil. And enjoy the Series while it lasts. The Nats’ time will be coming soon.

A Well-Traveled Teddy Roosevelt Bobblehead Doll

Phil's photoset on flickrOne of the regular contributors to the Nationals Presidents Race group on photo sharing site Flickr is Arlington native Phil Yabut, a frequent visitor to Nationals Park who goes by the name philliefan99.

I recently met Phil on Teddy’s T-Shirt Tuesday at Nationals Park, and despite his unfortunate handle, this Arlington resident is obviously fond of the Washington Nationals and our favorite 4th-inning distraction. In fact, a trip through Phil’s photostream might even lead the most die-hard of Nationals presidents race fans to forgive his Phillie-fan origins.

Phil's photoset on flickrRecently, Phil has begun taking his Teddy Roosevelt Bobblehead doll from last season at RFK Stadium and photographing it wherever he goes. Teddy’s adventures are being chronicled in a photoset called Teddy’s Travels and Travails.

Check it out. Among other things, you’ll find bobblehead Teddy dining out, riding the Metro, visiting Independence Hall, catching some sun at the beach, and of course attending a Nats game, all captured with Phil’s Pentax camera in some very humorous compositions. It’s highly entertaining and creative, and well, frankly I wish I’d thought of it myself!

Presidents Race Results: The Readers Take Over

Washington Nationals Presidents Race at Nationals Park, by flickr member K GiffordGreetings from Italy, where I am unable to attend the Nationals six-game homestand that starts tomorrow vs. the Phillies and Reds. Rather than recruit somebody to update the blog during this stretch, I’ve realized the best thing to do is to let you the loyal Let Teddy Win readers take over!

Going to the game? Please leave a reply on this blog post with your reports describing what happened in the presidents race (be sure to mention the date). Got photos? Add them to the Flickr presidents race group. When I return I will update the Presidents Race Standings page with all the results!

Photo by flickr member K Gifford

New Presidents Race Photo Group on Flickr

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a big fan of flickr, which is not only a great storing/sharing service for photos and videos but also among the best social networks on the web. Just about every photo that appears here is published with permission by photographers who share their work on flickr.

This week we started a presidents race group on flickr, which is already growing and filled with your great images and videos from Nationals Park. If you are a flickr member, I encourage you to check it out!

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