Posted on June 5, 2015 by Presidents Race Fan
The Nationals efforts to turn Thomas Jefferson into the new “lovable loser” reached new heights on Thursday night at Nationals Park.
After a nearly two hour rain delay, a sparse crowd was on hand when the presidents race finally began at close to 10:00pm. As is becoming common, Thomas Jefferson took a huge lead into the home stretch.
But Teddy Roosevelt was standing near the finish line with a sign reading “Ponchos $5.”
Sure enough, like Roosevelt had been so many times before him, the founding father became easily distracted, as he stopped to see a man about a poncho, Lincoln stole the win.
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Posted on May 6, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
The pouring rain wasn’t the only hurdle facing the racing presidents during the fourth inning Friday night at Nationals Park.
As the race began, the team’s “Secret Service” had set up hurdles in the form of folding tables in foul territory along the first base line.
The race was tight approaching the tables, but as his fellow presidents tumbled into the obstacle, the Rough Rider took a beautiful leap over the tables and stuck a clean landing that carried him to victory.
Video for Let Teddy Win courtesy of YouTube member lfahome
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Posted on April 20, 2009 by Presidents Race Fan
After a 1/2-dozen roster moves, the signing of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to a long-term contract, and the calling up of rookie Jordan Zimmermann for his first major league start, there was an unusual mood of cautious optimism in the air tonight at Nationals Park. With the sound of thunder booming in the distance, it seemed the perfect night for Teddy to take his first presidents race victory.
It was wishful thinking. More than 3 hours after the scheduled start time for tonights game between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves, the racing presidents finally took to the soggy outfield. After taking an early lead, Teddy seemed more concerned with staying dry, struggling as he ran with a comically undersized umbrella, while Abe passed him by to take the tape.
Abe now has sole posession of first place in the presidents race standings. Let’s hope this isn’t a repeat of last year.
Reminder: Two days left for Half price tickets for Teddy fans.
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Posted on September 26, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
It was in some ways a fitting end to a home season filled with one disappointment after another.
The Washington Nationals were to play their last home game of the season last night, and as part of “Fan Appreciation Night” had planned a non-stop onslaught of giveaways every inning, but with the Florida Marlins facing elimination from wild card contention, no make-up game will be scheduled.
The question on the minds of presidents race fans had been whether Abraham Lincoln would win a record 50th presidents race of the season, or Teddy Roosevelt would win his first, but neither will get his chance. Final standing here.
Photo by flickr member Liliang
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