Those of you who get your Nationals news from blogs and feed readers may have not have noticed a big change in Nationals coverage over at the Washington Post. Barry Svrugla, who had covered the Nationals beat since the team first moved to DC, recently moved on to cover the Redskins. Barry is great at … Continue reading I Think I’m Going to Like Chico Harlan
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 … Continue reading Nationals T-Shirt Tuesday Schedule Set
On a sunny Memorial Day afternoon at Nationals Park, the Washington Nationals completed their home- stand with a bittersweet extra-innings loss to the the Milwaukee Brewers, failing to hold the lead after another great outing by pitcher Jason Bergmann who stretched his string of scoreless innings pitched to 19 2/3. Teddy Roosevelt kept his less … Continue reading Teddy and the Nats Collapse at the Finish Line
It took a couple of weeks, but alert youtube user squidpants has finally emerged with a video of the end of the April 27, 2008 presidents race, in which a person in a panther suit raced out of the stands to tackle Teddy Roosevelt as he approached the finish line. The footage is grainy and … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt Panther Attack Video
You’ve heard the ads on the radio. The umpire calls “Strike One. Strike Two. Strike Three. You’re Out!” and the voice over intones “Now you know how it feels to try to find parking at a Nats game.” Regular readers know that I’m a bit angry about the DC Metro’s horrible negative ad campaign, which … Continue reading Consider Parking This Weekend at Nationals Park
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, … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt Says “Bring On the Sausages!”
Yesterday’s home game against the Philadelphia Phillies marked the continuation of the Washington Nationals’ T-Shirt Tuesdays, which will run all season at Nationals Park. Each Tuesday home game throughout the season, the first 10,000 fans arriving at Nationals Park will be handed a free t-shirt compliments of one of the team’s sponsors. The t-shirts have … Continue reading Nationals T-Shirt Tuesday Features Racing Presidents
The Washington Nationals presidents race has been nothing if not puzzling in the month of May. Abe Lincoln raised suspicions by kicking off the month on an inhuman tear, running like the wind and taunting the other racing presidents. Yesterday he rather abrubtly returned to earth, but tonight at Nationals Park, our 16th president was … Continue reading Abe Lincoln Taunts Fellow Presidents But Fails to Deliver
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 … Continue reading So Much For That Theory
Our beloved racing presidents continue to entrench themselves as fixtures in Washington, DC culture. High culture, I might add… Sunday brought thousands of people to downtown Washington for the first-ever Post Hunt — a live, brainteasing, scavenger hunt/puzzle founded and hosted by humor columnists Dave Barry and Gene Weingarten, and Washington Post Magazine editor Tom … Continue reading Presidents Race Featured in First Post Hunt
What’s going on with Honest Abe? Barely one quarter into the 2008 season, racing president Abraham Lincoln is running away from the pack in the standings, having won 7 of the last 8 and more than half of all presidents races so far. In fact, since the end of April, our 16th president has been … Continue reading Could Abe Lincoln Be on the Juice?
This afternoon as the Washington Nationals’ welcomed Jason Bergmann back to the bigs with a thrilling 1-0 victory (and series win) over the Mets in New York, the racing presidents — George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy — took to the streets of Baltimore in preparation for this weekend’s series against the Orioles at Camden Yards. … Continue reading The Racing Presidents Invade Baltimore
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 … Continue reading New Presidents Race Photo Group on Flickr
Just a 1/2-day after Mets pitcher Nelson Figueroa allowed six runs then antagonized the Washington Nationals players in post-game interviews, the Mets designated him for assignment. Darn. Thousands of childish, unprofessional Nats fans were looking forward to seeing him pitch in Nationals Park. Continue reading Update: Nats Antagonist Designated for Assignment
New York Mets losing pitcher Nelson Figueroa, after last night’s 10-4 defeat at the hands of the Washington Nationals, called the Nationals players — led by Elijah Dukes — “truly unprofessional” for cheering loudly from the visitor’s dugout at Shea Stadium. “They were cheerleading in the dugout like a bunch of softball girls,” Figueroa, said. … Continue reading Since When Was Cheering Unprofessional?