Baltimore Orioles Bird tackles Teddy Roosevelt

For Teddy fans, the question entering this weekend’s “Battle of the Beltways” series between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles was whether we’d see an escalation of last year’s rivalry between racing president Teddy Roosevelt and the creatively-named Orioles mascot “The Bird.” In the first game Friday night, Nationals mascot Screech prevented any funny business … Continue reading Baltimore Orioles Bird tackles Teddy Roosevelt

After false start, Pittsburgh pierogie wins Nationals presidents race

Its fair to say that after almost three years of presidents race mishaps and oddities, it would be hard to imagine any result that would stun the Nationals Park crowd; but last night, the unthinkable happened. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ racing pierogies were at Nationals Park for the final game of their 4-game series. In the … Continue reading After false start, Pittsburgh pierogie wins Nationals presidents race

Watch for racing presidents in pedicabs today

The Washington Nationals have put George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy to work to build buzz around town for the current homestand. Yesterday, Teddy Roosevelt was spotted with Washington Nationals co-host Yolanda Makle outside the Gallery Place Metro station, handing out discount coupons for the weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles. Today Makle reports via Twitter … Continue reading Watch for racing presidents in pedicabs today

Pittsburgh’s Pierogies run relays vs. Nationals Presidents

The Pittsburgh Pirates racing pierogies continued their 4-game visit to Nationals Park with a set of relay races against the Washington Nationals racing presidents. Last night’s game featured a traditional baton relay, with Tom and George pacing the field over sets of hurdles placed along the warning track. Tonight, the teams were switched, as each … Continue reading Pittsburgh’s Pierogies run relays vs. Nationals Presidents

Pittsburgh’s Racing Pierogies run into trouble at Nationals Park

Mascots were coming out of the woodwork tonight at Nationals Park as the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled into town for a 4-game series. Just as they did last season, the Pirates brought the giant racing pierogies from PNC Park’s Great Pierogie Race. The racing pierogies joined tonight’s 4th-inning presidents race and nearly stole the victory from … Continue reading Pittsburgh’s Racing Pierogies run into trouble at Nationals Park

Nationals offer half-price tickets to Teddy fans for this week’s series vs. Pirates

The Washington Nationals have once again released a coupon code “for Teddy’s friends”: Order online at Nationals.com using Coupon Code “TEDDY” and get half-price tickets in select seating sections for this week’s 4-game series vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates. The coupon code is valid only for online orders and may be used to get outfield box … Continue reading Nationals offer half-price tickets to Teddy fans for this week’s series vs. Pirates

After Preakness, “Philly” #13 runs with the presidents

Barely two hours after Rachel Alexandra wore #13 to become the first filly to win the Preakness Stakes in 85 years, the Washington Nationals presidents race was visited by a surprise fifth participant. Yes, it was another #13 “Philly”, this time a last-minute entrant. The racer appeared in the outfield and wore a Phillies shirt … Continue reading After Preakness, “Philly” #13 runs with the presidents

Screech and the Oriole Bird to kick off Battle of the Beltways at ESPN Zone

The hot-hitting Washington Nationals return to Nationals Park tomorrow to kick off an 11-game homestand that should feature plenty of fireworks, starting with the world champion Philadelphia Phillies and ending Memorial Day weekend with the “Battle of the Beltways” against the Baltimore Orioles. As he did last season, the Oriole Bird will spend the weekend … Continue reading Screech and the Oriole Bird to kick off Battle of the Beltways at ESPN Zone

Nationals offer half-price tickets to Teddy fans for today’s t-shirt Tuesday

The Washington Nationals have released a coupon code “for Teddy’s friends”: Order at Nationals.com using Coupon Code “TEDDY” and get half-price tickets in select seating sections for this afternoon’s free “T-Shirt Tuesday” game vs. the Houston Astros. It’s a special Cinco de Mayo T-Shirt Tuesday with a 12:35pm start. The first 10,000 fans will receive … Continue reading Nationals offer half-price tickets to Teddy fans for today’s t-shirt Tuesday

Misspelled Washington “Natinals” jersey auctioned for $8,000

When the Nationals issued misspelled uniforms (spelled “Natinals” instead of Nationals) to two players on April 17, the blogs jumped on it, but I don’t think any of us thought the story would still be making news two weeks later. In fact, with the team getting off to such a rough start, the Washington Nationals’ … Continue reading Misspelled Washington “Natinals” jersey auctioned for $8,000