Win a Teddy Roosevelt Bobblehead from Asylum.com

Teddy Roosevelt Bobblehead DollAsylum.com is giving away authentic Teddy Roosevelt Bobblehead dolls to two lucky presidents race fans.

The popular AOL blog site wrote about Teddy’s off season training efforts just before the season started. Today, they announced the giveaway sweepstakes. To enter, simply leave a comment on today’s blog post about Teddy before April 20 at 6 p.m. EST.

Note that this is not the doll sold at the Nationals Park team store. Winners receive the rare original bobblehead doll that was given away for Teddy Roosevelt’s bobblehead night at RFK Stadium on on September 1, 2007.

Speaking of bobblehead dolls, the Nationals’ own bobblehead sweepstakes has ended, but voting remains open to determine whose bobblehead will be given away at the August 28 game at Nationals Park. You can still vote for Teddy here.

Presidents Race Standings Now in High-Definition

Now those of you who go to the Washington Nationals games at Nationals Park don’t have to rely on our standings page to track presidents race results. On Wednesday night, for the first time since the Nationals moved to their new stadium, the presidents race standings were featured on the on the centerfield wall scoreboard. For some reason, it took the Nationals a full half of the home season to bring back this tradition which we’d come to expect at RFK Stadium.

Washington Nationals presidents race standings on the outfield wall during the presidents race at Nationals ParkBetter yet, the Nationals have begun showing the current standings during the presidents race. It looks awfully cool as the presidents race by the 14-foot high out-of-town scoreboard wall. I’m sure the team figured that if you were looking for score updates from around the league during the presidents race, then you had to be a loser anyway.

Fred Malek, Presidents Race Fan …who knew?

Fred Malik, Presidents Race FanFollowers of the Washington Nationals know that local businessman Fred Malek played a big role in bringing baseball back to Washington, DC. He is well connected in the worlds of business, politics, and baseball, having once been, among other things, part-owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team.

I had the priviledge of sitting by Malek at a Washington Nationals game at RFK Stadium in 2005, when major league baseball was still deciding who the new owners of the team would be and Malek was considered one of the 3 front-runners (this was back when I had VIP seats behind the 1st base dugout… alas, those connections are long gone and I while I’m still behind the dugout I will be back in row MM at Nationals Park.)

I’d never met Malek — only read about this high-rolling politico who managed billions of dollars in private equity funds. I was struck by his youthful enthusiasm for this losing team, and by his sheer popularity. Throughout the game, one fan after another approached his seat on the aisle, shook his hand, and told him they were pulling for him to win the bid to own the team.

Despite losing the bid, Malek remains a passionate fan of both the Nationals and their new ownership team. What I didn’t know was that Fred is also a fan of both Teddy Roosevelt and of the presidents race at Nationals Park.

In his blog at fredmalekblog.com, Malek describes the 4th inning presidents race as “the great Nationals tradition,” and goes on to voice his support for our favorite president, Teddy Roosevelt. He even puts in a generous plug for letteddywin.com.

Mr. Malek, I am proud to know that you are a reader, and thrilled that you are still such a strong supporter of the team. I have no complaints about what the Lerners have done with our beloved Nationals (after all, they brought the presidents race from the scoreboard down to the field), but I have no doubt that you would have been a great owner as well.

Photo from fredmalekblog.com.

Presidents Race rally signs are here.

Presidents Race sign at Nationals Park.The presidents race rally signs have arrived and they look great!

I promised a photo as soon as the finished product arrived, and here it is. This is not cheap cardboard sign. It’s made of flexible weatherproof vinyl, is printed on both sides, and will easily last through the entire presidents race season. In fact, when you bring it home you can post it in your yard with the enclosed posts.

If you’re wondering how I got this photo, I just had to envision how it will look at Nationals Park, so I took a photo holding up the sign and combined it with this crowd shot from a 2007 Nationals game. Imagine an army of fans holding these up during the presidents race!

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