Greetings from Italy, where I am unable to attend the Nationals six-game homestand that starts tomorrow vs. the Phillies and Reds. Rather than recruit somebody to update the blog during this stretch, I’ve realized the best thing to do is to let you the loyal Let Teddy Win readers take over! Going to the game? …
Teddy Roosevelt fans will have a chance to party with the big Bull Moose himself tomorrow night as Teddy hits the town to promote the new Miller Lite Party Nights at Nationals Park. From 10:00 to 10:45pm expect Teddy to be stopping traffic in Georgetown as he hangs out near the intersection of Wisconsin and … Continue reading Party with Teddy Friday Night in Georgetown and Adams Morgan
Teddy Roosevelt’s T-shirt Tuesday is right around the corner, and many of you have asked if we’ll be organizing a Roosevelt rooting section at Nationals Park. It’s a great idea, and so on August 12, we’ll plan to gather before the first pitch at 6:45pm right behind Section 102 on the centerfield plaza. Bring your … Continue reading Teddy’s T-Shirt Tuesday: Mark Your Calendar!
A 100-year tradition was extended last night to Nationals Park, as our Nationals’ new home stadium was host for the first time to the annual Congressional Baseball game. With tickets going for $8.00 each, the event usually raises over $100,000 for local Washington, DC charities, but make no mistake. Competition on the field is fierce … Continue reading Congressional Baseball Game Welcomes Racing Presidents as Republicans outlast Democrats 11-10
Lost amid the all-star headlines yesterday was the news that the Washington Nationals’ beleaguered left fielder Wily Mo Peña was likely headed to the disabled list. The 26-year-old would-be slugger might very well be the biggest disappointment for the Nationals in a season choc full of disappointments. Touted as an everyday middle-of-the order power hitter … Continue reading The Real Problem with Willy Mo Peña
For the Washington Nationals’ last game before the All Star break, the team today welcomed Potomac Nationals mascot Uncle Slam to Nationals Park to cheer on the team and participate in the Nationals presidents race for the first time. Unfortunately for Teddy fans, the extra competition did nothing to slow down a juggernaut called Abe … Continue reading Lincoln unfazed as Uncle Slam joins the presidents race.
Washington Nationals fans filled the stands Saturday night to watch pitcher Collin Balester’s inauspicious Nationals Park debut vs. the Houston Astros. Despite the home team’s recent string of misfortune, it’s good to see the weekend crowds consistently topping 30,000 regardless of opponent. Great weather has certainly helped, and by now Washingtonians are figuring out that … Continue reading Abe goes for homestand sweep Sunday at Nationals Park
Tonight’s sunset over the Anacostia River turned the sky a beautiful shade of pink over the left field wall at Nationals Park. Perhaps that’s why Teddy Roosevelt chose to run in that direction after taking the field for the 4th inning presidents race. As George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abe Lincoln raced along the right … Continue reading Teddy runs the wrong way, Abe takes 5th straight.
CORRECTION: I had originally thought this would air Friday, but it aired this morning on ESPN2: Nationals’ president Stan Kasten says in the interview that the presidents race is not fixed, and that “it’s inevitable” that Teddy will win. He also hints that there may be more 1-on-1 races in Teddy’s future like his recent … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt/Stan Kasten interview on ESPN’s First Take
From Vimeo member Ed, here’s a new video of last night’s T-Shirt Tuesday presidents race in which Teddy took a huge lead, but suffered a wardrobe malfunction near the finish line: Continue reading Video of Last Night’s Presidents Race
It was free T-Shirt Tuesday tonight at Nationals Park, and the stands were filled with 10,000 Nationals fans wearing free Abe Lincoln t-shirts. Based on the results from the previous T-Shirt Tuesdays, Abe had to be the prohibitive favorite to run away with tonight’s presidents race, but when the middle of the 4th inning arrived, … Continue reading Teddy Nearly Steals T-Shirt Tuesday Victory from Abe
Tuesday night the Washington Nationals return to town to face the Diamondbacks and Astros in a couple of series that promise great weather, light summer traffic, and some big promotions at Nationals Park. The Nationals are in need of some home cooking after a brutal week which netted as many devastating injuries as team victories. … Continue reading Abe’s T-Shirt Tuesday Kicks Off Nationals Homestand