Posted on February 18, 2009 by Presidents Race Fan
From YouTube member dcfd3694 comes this terrific video of the Presidents Day presidents race on ice skates at Nassau Coliseum.
The chaotic two-lap race featured two knock-downs of Teddy, who scuffled not only with Abe Lincoln but with Thomas Jefferson as well, before cheating and cutting across the ice. You have to give credit to Teddy. Despite falling and fighting, he gave it his all and almost caught George Washington at the finish line.
A great addition to the presidents race videos page to kick off 2009.
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Posted on September 21, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
The Washington Nationals are pulling out all the stops for the final week of the home season, with a promotional schedule filled with special events and fan giveaways.
Today at Nationals Park, the team upped the ante for the presidents race as well, putting all four of the racing presidents on Segway personal transporters for the last day game of the season.
Teddy Roosevelt pulled out first and took and early lead, followed closely by Thomas Jefferson and Abe Lincoln. With the Segways acting as natural speed-equalizers, it was Teddy’s race to lose, but he lost control of his segway at the outfield turn, and started spinning in circles. Tom beat Abe to the finish line to take his first presidents race victory since August.
Perhaps Teddy needs to take Segway lessons from general manager Jim Bowden, who rides a Nationals logo-covered Segway around the team’s spring training fields in Viera, Florida.
After a day off Monday, the Nationals will host the Florida Marlins for the final home series of the season starting Tuesday night.
Photo by flickr user culhanen
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Posted on August 17, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
Last night at Nationals Park, the racing presidents honored the Olympics by running that most difficult of track events — the walk race. After it was announced that walk race rules were in effect, the racing presidents took off — slowly — in a painful demonstration of speed-walking while wearing a 10-foot costume.
Perhaps Teddy Roosevelt was sympathetic to the umpires’ desire to start the 5th inning, but before the pack had even reached the right field corner, he decided to take things into his own hands.
The Nationals Park crowd roared with approval as Teddy cut the outfield corner and broke into a sprint for the finish line. Of course, that buzzkill Screech was there to issue an immediate disqualification, and Thomas Jefferson was granted the victory.
Where is Screech to throw the flag when Abe cheats?
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Posted on August 15, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
Teddy Roosevelt took an early lead last night in the Nationals Park presidents race, but as has happened so many times this year — both to Teddy and the Nationals — he was unable to finish and speedster Abe Lincoln won handily.
Abe’s 34h victory of the season assured him of the 2008 Washington Nationals presidents race title. With no more than 80 official president races to be held this season (Teddy’s June grudge match vs. the Orioles Bird was “unsanctioned” and the playoffs are …unlikely), Abe now has a 23 game lead over George Washington with only 22 home games remaining.
Abe’s first presidents race title comes thanks to a suspicious surge of speed this year. Since Thomas Jefferson won in 2006 and George Washington won in 2007, Teddy Roosevelt will enter the fourth presidents race season in 2009 as the only racing president who has not won a season title.
Is it fair to say that Teddy is due? Maybe Abe will let up a bit and give Teddy a chance at late season victory and some momentum to carry into next year.
Photo courtesy of flickr member afagen
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Posted on June 29, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
Perhaps racing president Teddy Roosevelt was just tired from yesterday’s big win vs. the Orioles bird, but today at Nationals Park a lot of Teddy fans were disappointed to see our #26 give up any chance of building on last night’s momentum.
Through the early innings of today’s game vs. the Baltimore Orioles, Teddy was seen on the field with the grounds crew, pitching in and raking the turf to the best of his awkward ability.
When the runners were introduced for the 4th inning presidents race, Teddy was not there to take the field. Instead he was shown on the Nationals Park high-definition scoreboard, driving a Toro in circles and playing with the grounds crew equipment.
Unlike last night, there were enough participating presidents to make this last presidents race of the homestand official. Abraham Lincoln overtook Thomas Jefferson to resume his winning ways, keeping Abe on pace to set a presidents race record for victories in a season.
Flickr photos courtesy of Nats fans Miss Chatter and afagen
Video by YouTube member VelocityAtrocity
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Posted on June 24, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
It’s beginning to get ugly.
During the presidents race last night at Nationals Park, Teddy Roosevelt and George Washington decided to take things into their own hands.
Fed up with Abe Lincoln’s winning streak and increasingly arrogant showboating, Teddy and George wasted no time last night, knocking down Abe before he even reached the GEICO logo in centerfield, and giving him a beat-down as Thomas Jefferson ran uncontested to the finish line.
Abe did not finish the race and his condition is unknown. With five games left in the current homestand, one has to hope this doesn’t escalate any further.
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Posted on June 23, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
It’s fairly safe to say that Teddy Roosevelt has nobody but himself to blame for his presidents race losing streak. Time after time, our beloved #26 has fallen short but taken the loss, kept his head up, and come back the next day to try again (sometimes try a little too hard).
That’s why yesterday’s display seemed so out of place. On Sunday at Nationals Park, Thomas Jefferson, never known to be a cheater himself, gave the bull moose a serious hip check as they ran across the outfield warning track. Abe Lincoln once again turned on the afterburners to claim a sweep of the Nationals’ home series against the Texas Rangers.
It seems unlikely, but could it be that the other presidents are starting to see Teddy as a threat?
Video by YouTube member ffwdrob.
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Posted on June 9, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
If riding a motor scooter is considered cheating, then a foot-powered scooter must be ok, right?
This was apparently Teddy Roosevelt’s thinking as he prepared for the final presidents race of this Nationals Park homestand.
Two days after being disqualified for riding a motor scooter in the presidents race, Teddy Roosevelt chose a decidedly less high-tech method of cheating tonight for “Get Your Green On” night at Nationals Park.
Unfortunately, Teddy’s Razor scooter didn’t fare too well on the outfield warning track surface. He fell quickly behind the pack and finished so far behind winner Thomas Jefferson that the umpires, needing to start the bottom of the 4th inning, did not permit Teddy to finish the race.
They say in sports that the road can clear your head and allow you to focus. With Teddy’s record in Washington Nationals home games now standing at 0-for-152, this fan is eager to see if Teddy can bounce back tomorrow for the first presidents race road trip to Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.
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Posted on June 4, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
With two rain delays totalling over two hours in the early innings of Tuesday night’s contest, there weren’t many people left in the stands by the time the 4th-inning presidents race arrived at Nationals Park; but as had been speculated, Thomas Jefferson came from behind to take the presidents race on his very own T-Shirt Tuesday.
Among the fans receiving a free Thomas Jefferson racing president t-shirt was YouTube user weinholder, who stuck it out through to rain delay to record Tom’s victory:
As a fan in the background says, “you knew Tom was going to win on Tom t-shirt night.”
It does seem like a trend, doesn’t it? George won on his t-shirt Tuesday, and now Tom has won on his …which is why Teddy fans are excitedly looking forward to August 12.
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Posted on June 2, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
The Nats return home Tuesday night for seven games against the Cardinals and Giants, and it should be a great week for baseball at Nationals Park, with evening temperatures projected to be in the 70s throughout the homestand and some great fan promotions that should help fill the stands.
Free Thomas Jefferson racing president t-shirts for the first 10,000 Nationals Fans on T-Shirt Tuesday June 3.
The homestand kicks off with free Thomas Jefferson racing president t-shirts to the first 10,000 fans on T-Shirt Tuesday, followed by “Get Your Green On” night on Wednesday, Ryan Zimmerman bobblehead night on Thursday, and free baseball gloves for kids 12 and under on Sunday. Quite a lineup.
We’ll be looking to see if Thomas Jefferson disappoints his fans or runs away with the presidents race on his t-shirt night tomorrow. More importantly, after Teddy Roosevelt’s unexplained collapse in the last home game, is the Bull Moose back and ready for the challenge?
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Posted on May 28, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
The Washington Nationals have finalized which Tuesday home games will feature free t-shirts with images of the racing presidents.
The promotion is part of T-Shirt Tuesdays, in which the first 10,000
fans to arrive at Tuesday night home games at Nationals Park receive a
free t-shirt courtesy of a Washington Nationals’ sponsor company.
All of the racing president’s T-Shirt Tuesdays are sponsored by tickets.com.
Thomas Jefferson will be featured
on T-Shirt Tuesday, June 3rd against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Abe Lincoln will be featured on T-Shirt Tuesday, July 8th against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Finally, Teddy Roosevelt will be featured on T-Shirt Tuesday, August 12 against the New York Mets.
Our first president had his big day last Tuesday against the Philadelphia Phillies, when fans received a free t-shirt with George Washington on the back and the phrase “Who’s Your Founding Father?”
George won the presidents race on his night. Coincidence? I can’t say, but if Tom and Abe win on their t-shirt Tuesdays, I’ll be circling August 12 on my calendar.
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Posted on May 22, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
Given Teddy Roosevelt’s pitiful record
in the Washington Nationals’ presidents race, he can hardly afford
to be thinking ahead to the next series, but that’s what he did on Wednesday night at Nationals Park.
At the start of our favorite 4th-inning ritual, a self-assured Abraham Lincoln once again spotted the other presidents a big lead, giving Teddy a chance at victory, but as the racing presidents came down the first base line, Teddy stopped and posed for Dave the videographer with a sign reading “Bring On the Sausages!”, and Thomas Jefferson raced on to beat Abe to the finish line.
In addition to disappointing his rooters in the stands, Teddy’s move also confused those in right field who couldn’t see the sign, including youtube user tsbicca:
The reference on the sign is, of course, to the Memorial weekend series which begins Friday night at Nationals Park against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers’ Miller Park is home to the famous Sausage Race, which deserves credit for starting this whole racing mascot thing back in 1995 (it started at the old Milwaukee County Stadium as a promotion for Milwaukee’s Klement’s Sausage Company).
Earlier this month, when the Pittsburgh Pirates came to town, they brought the Racing Pierogies to Nationals Park. Could it be that we’ll see the original racing sausages in town this weekend?
Photos by flickr users Liliang and Philgarlic
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Posted on May 19, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
A day after Abe Lincoln was accused of using illegal substances to fly past his presidents race opponents and keep his winning streak going, our 16th president came out sluggish tonight and finished last behind Teddy Roosevelt.
So much for that theory…
Thomas Jefferson picked up his first victory since April, but Teddy still needs some help.
I’ll be cheering for Teddy from Section 418 with a group of 20 on Tuesday night. See you there!
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Posted on March 25, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
Today our Washington Nationals racing presidents claimed their place as part of a grand Washington DC institution, the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
Accompanied by Nationals mascot Screech, our four “Rushmore” presidents George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy made it back to the White House to entertain and pose for photos with children who had come to participate in this age-old Washington, DC tradition.
More impressive still is the observation that the Let Teddy Win movement has reached the highest halls of power. As reported over at Nats 320, the racing presidents appeared early Monday morning and were greeting on the White House lawn by cheers of “Let Teddy Win! Let Teddy Win!” How cool is that?
President Bush is scheduled to be in attendance on Sunday night for the opening of Nationals Park. Now that he’s had a preview, let’s hope he’s caught on and joins the cheers for Teddy Roosevelt when the 4th inning comes around.
Flickr photo by Archie Cubarrubia
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