Tonight the Washington Nationals celebrated Earth Day at Nationals Park by effectively conserving energy for nine innings. By scattering their six hits over an efficient 2 hours and 30 minutes, the home team wasted an equally efficient seven shutout innings by starter John Lannan. With the score tied 0-0, the door was left open for … Continue reading Teddy and the Nats pause to celebrate Earth Day
With the Washington Capitals on the road for their playoff series against the New York Rangers, their mascot Slapshot made a guest appearance at Nationals Park tonight, filling in for the Nationals’ own eagle mascot Screech as referee for the 4th-inning presidents race. The racing presidents paid their own tribute to the Caps, running tonight’s … Continue reading Presidents race with hockey sticks, Slapshot sits in as referee
After a 1/2-dozen roster moves, the signing of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to a long-term contract, and the calling up of rookie Jordan Zimmermann for his first major league start, there was an unusual mood of cautious optimism in the air tonight at Nationals Park. With the sound of thunder booming in the distance, it … Continue reading After rain delay, Teddy races with an umbrella
Perhaps Thomas Jefferson is as frustrated with the Washington Nationals bullpen as the rest of us. On a day when the Nats’ bullpen notched it’s third and fourth blown saves of the 3-game series vs. the Florida Marlins, our nation’s third president took out his frustration on Abraham Lincoln during the 4th-inning presidents race at … Continue reading Tom levels Abe in the outfield. George notches win #1.
The crowd at Nationals Park still had something to cheer about during Saturday’s 4th inning presidents race. The Nats had a big lead, and their second consecutive blown save extra innings loss to the Florida Marlins would not unfold for another 2 hours. For Teddy fans, Saturday’s presidents race was equally frustrating for Teddy Roosevelt’s … Continue reading Teddy distracted by a juggling clown
As was first reported by the intrepid Chico Harlan, for several innings of tonight’s game vs. the Florida Marlins at Nationals Park, Nationals players Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman sported uniforms with the word “Nationals” misspelled. The “o” was missing, making it “Natinals”, as you can see in this image from the broadcast. The players … Continue reading Washington Natinals? Nats’ uniforms misspelled.
On a beautiful spring night at Nationals Park, 20,000 fans witnessed a display of the Washington Nationals new power as they grabbed their first victory of the season tonight in an 8-2 drubbing of the Philadelphia Phillies. Alas, Teddy Roosevelt did not join the Nationals in the win column. Unlike opening day, Teddy did participate … Continue reading Nats get first victory of the season — Not so for Teddy
This morning the Washington Nationals offered a coupon code “for Teddy’s friends”: Order at Nationals.com using Coupon Code “TEDDY” and get half-price tickets in select seating sections through the remainder of the current Nationals Park homestand. This includes today’s and tomorrow’s games vs. the Phillies, the weekend series vs. the Florida Marlins, and next week’s … Continue reading Nationals offer Teddy fans half price tickets for current Nationals homestand through 4/22
It was indeed a busy day for the Washington Nationals racing presidents. While Nats fans were lining up for the opening day festivities at Nationals Park, the racing presidents were across town, further cementing their new roll as DC-area icons. For the third straight year, George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy were invited to participate in … Continue reading Racing presidents attend White House easter egg roll before opening day game
The largest crowd in Nationals Park history showed up today to witness an opening day game that was filled with promise, but was ultimately jinxed both on and off the field. On the field, some fine performances by the young Nationals roster were eclipsed by dropped balls, errant throws, and hit batsmen, leading ultimately to … Continue reading Teddy plays the spoiler on opening day at Nationals Park
Dear Readers, I am on my way back from opening day at Nationals Park, where the team appeared to be jinxed on the field, and unfortunately up in the stands, I suffered a personal jinx of my own. I realized after walking into the park that my camera battery had been left in the charger … Continue reading Opening day jinx?
The Washington Nationals begin their home season Monday afternoon at Nationals Park against the world champion Philadelphia Phillies, and after an 0-6 start on the road against the Marlins and Braves, the question on the mind of some Nats fans is “Who will win first: The Nationals or Teddy Roosevelt?” In the first three years … Continue reading Nats fans need a victory — Will Teddy deliver?
The White House has told the Washington Times that president Barack Obama will not be available to throw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals home opener Monday at Nationals Park. It had been previously reported that Barack Obama would attend, provided his schedule didn’t change because of world events. The Nationals have avoided … Continue reading Obama will not throw out the first pitch at Nats opener Monday
Nationals Park in-game host Clint Khoury has drawn more than occasional scorn from those purists who think the stadium hype during games distracts from the baseball at-hand. If you fall into that category, then it appears you are due either for some relief, or for double the pain, depending on your perspective. Fans at Saturday’s … Continue reading Voting open for Clint’s new Nationals Park co-host
OMG. Only one day into the season and Nationals president Stan “Nats Town” Kasten is on the radio in Philadelphia this morning inviting Phillies fans to come down to DC for the Nationals’ opening series vs. the Phillies at Nationals Park!. My lord. I want the team to fill its coffers, but how about doing … Continue reading Stan, has it come to this already?