Posted on June 8, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
The thunder rumbled in the distance on a steamy Saturday night at Nationals Park as Giants pitcher Jonathan Sanchez and Nats pitcher Shawn Hill took a scoreless pitcher’s duel into the 8th inning.
With the crowd getting restless under the threatening skies, Teddy Roosevelt tried to single-handedly inject a little lightning of his own.
When George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy were announced for the 4th-inning presidents race, our favorite presidents #26 emerged from the centerfield fence riding a motor scooter.
Urged on by a cheering crowd, Teddy sported a big grin from wire-to-wire as he lapped his competition and crossed the finish line well ahead of the other racing presidents.
Of course, he barely had time to blink before that sourpuss Screech put an end to the celebration, disqualifying Teddy for cheating while the other presidents were still just rounding the warning track. Teddy bent over in shame, but you’d think he would have learned this lesson by now.
Photos by andertho and The Nabob
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Posted on May 14, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
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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Posted on April 10, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
With George, Tom, and Abe having each won one of the first three presidents races at Nationals Park, and the snakebitten Washington Nationals coming into the evening on a 6-game skid, the question on the mind of Nats fans was whether they would see the end of somebody’s losing streak tonight against the Florida Marlins.
Unfortunately, the luck of neither Teddy nor the team changed tonight, as Thomas Jefferson took the 4th inning contest to take the season lead, and our Nats suffered their fourth heartbreaking one-run loss just ten games into the season. After consecutive sweeps by the Cardinals and Marlins, the Nationals 3-game winning streak to start the season is a distance memory.
Friday night the Atlanta Braves come to Nationals Park for the final series of this homestand. Let’s hope for a big turnout and an end to some losing streaks this weekend!
Photo by flickr user afagen.
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