Teddy makes George Washington pay for showboating

Presidential winning streaks have been few and far between for George Washington this season, so after winning convincingly Friday night, George got a little cocky after leading Saturday’s presidents race from wire to wire.

As he crossed the finish line, the father of our country pulled out some talcum powder and clapped it on his hands, Lebron style. That’s when Teddy Roosevelt, who finished second, brought Washington’s big head down to the ground. Literally.

Will the presidents race standings remained tied heading into the All Star break?

Expect the racing presidents to making it interesting on Sunday for the last day of the Nationals’ Christmas in July Toy Drive. Livan Hernandez will be on the mound for a day packed full of promotions, including Scout Day, Family Fun Day, Signature Sunday, Kids Run the Bases, and free backpacks for the first 10,000 kids 12 and under.

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Teddy kicks off homestand with weak effort, and coupon code for upcoming series

The Nationals kicked off a ten game homestand Thursday night with a terrific outing by Livan Hernandez and a walk-off game winning RBI by Ryan Zimmerman to take the first of four from the New York Mets.

As the Nats returned to their winning ways at home, Teddy Roosevelt returned to his losing ways as well, putting up no fight whatsoever asThomas Jefferson narrowly beat our George and Abe for the presidents race victory.

For next week’s series against the Padres, the Nationals have released a 1/3-off coupon code “for Teddy’s friends”: Order at Nationals.com using Coupon Code “TEDDY” (all caps) and get half-price tickets in select seating sections for the 3-game series vs. the red hot San Diego Padres starting Tuesday at Nationals Park. The coupon is valid for online orders only, and gets you discount tickets in the outfield corners ($23), the outfield mezzanine ($20), or the upper infield gallery ($12).

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Abe & Teddy break away in 3-legged presidents race

Livan Hernandez and the Washington Nationals celebrated the summer solstice with a 2-1 victory Monday night at Nationals Park, and what better to welcome in the summer than that classic summer staple, the 3-legged race.

George Washington was teamed with Thomas Jefferson and Abe Lincoln was teamed with Teddy Roosevelt as the race began.

With their legs tied together, George and Tom took an early lead, but they took a 1/2-minute to reach right field.

Rather than risk violating the MLB limit for time between innings, members of the Nat Pack ran out to cut the ropes. Abe Lincoln broke free first, and bolted ahead of the pack to claim the victory.

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Teddy fails to deliver for 33,774 at Nationals Park

A hot and sticky Nationals Park was packed with fans Friday night as Livan Hernandez and the Nats defeated the the Cincinnati Reds. As well as Livan’s been pitching, the crowd would like have been much smaller had it been known he’d be on the mound when tickets went on sale…

No. Many of the 33,774 in attendance Friday purchased their tickets in anticipation of Stephen Strasburg’s major league debut, which was ultimately pushed to next week. Many of our readers have expressed their hope to see a Teddy Victory when Stephen Strasburg makes his first start at Nationals Park, and perhaps for them, the question was whether Teddy would double the disappointment, or give the big crowd the “I was there” moment they’d hoped for.

Roosevelt came out of the gate fast, and maintained his lead across the outfield warning track, but the Rough Rider faded fast at the turn, as Abe and Tom sprinted past him to the finish.

Lincoln’s third consecutive come-from-behind victory vaulted the Great Emancipator to the top of the standings for the first time since April.

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Brewers and their sausages get pummelled at Nationals Park

The sun was shining on Nationals Park today as 18,673 fans watched the home team pummel the Milwaukee Brewers with near-flawless pitching, outstanding defense, heads-up baserunning, timely hitting, and yes, a little presidential butt-kicking too.

The Nationals continued to mock the Brewers’ famous racing sausages with a relay race between the racing presidents and the “un-racing sausages” — cardboard facsimilies created by the Nats mascot team when the Brewers refused to bring the real racing dogs to DC.

Tom teamed with George and Teddy teamed with Abe as the presidents took on each other — and the sausages.

In the outfield leg, George and Teddy tackled “Un-Talian Sausage” and “Not-Wurst” before handing off to anchors Abe and Tom, who promptly dispatched “Not-Dog” and “No-Lish Sausage”; leaving a 5th sausage, “Choriz-No,” to run for his life. Abe chased down the final sausage and tackled him to the ground, giving Tom a clear path to victory and a tie for first place in the season standings.

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