In the end, it was no contest. After a back and forth month in which both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson made strong runs at first place in the presidents race standings, back-to-back repeat champion Abraham Lincoln held off all challengers in the final race of the season, pulling away for a convincing victory and …
With a big assist from Mr. Kool-Aid, Thomas Jefferson lucked into his fifth straight presidents race victory Tuesday night, setting up an epic final race showdown for the 2010 presidents race title on Fan Appreciation Night, Wednesday at Nationals Park. Teddy Roosevelt had once again led from the start, but as the bull moose headed … Continue reading Mr. Kool-Aid disrupts presidents race, tackles Teddy to set up season finale showdown
The Washington Nationals have long been eliminated from playoff contention, but the Nats’ final series that begins today vs. Philadelphia still carries meaning in the standings. No, the Nats can’t play spoiler vs. the Phillies, who have locked up the division title; but followers of the 4th-inning presidents race are finding a compelling story in … Continue reading Abe and George to duke it out in season’s final series
The final homestand of the season at Nationals Park has been filled with surprises for loyal Washington Nationals fans, with myriad promotions and giveaways as part of the team’s fan appreciation month. But those fans lamenting another goose egg of a season by a certain racing president were merely teased by the prospect of getting … Continue reading The Grinch steals victory from Teddy Roosevelt
Many people have asked today about the feature that ran this morning on DC’s WTOP radio in which Jim Riggleman was interviewed about the plight of Teddy Roosevelt. If you missed it, you can listen here courtesy of WTOP. UPDATE: A much lengthier piece ran later, and we will post the link to that as … Continue reading WTOP radio covers Teddy’s plight
The Washington Nationals returned to town Monday night for their final homestand of the season, and while the Nationals have guaranteed their spot at the bottom of the National League East standings, the race to see who will win the 2010 presidents race crown remains tight to the finish. This homestand marks the finish to … Continue reading Presidents race on bicycles to kick off final homestand of the season
One thing we’re asked frequently (other then “When is Teddy gonna win?”) is whether the entire presidents race is scripted in advance. When I respond that Nationals Park PA announcer Jerome Hruska really calls the game live and unscripted, some people find that hard to believe. So when the Nationals hosted several bloggers at the … Continue reading Behind the scenes at the Nationals presidents race (Video)
In today’s Baltimore Sun, Mark Greenbaum and David O’Leary argue that the Nationals poor record in the team’s short history is not due to the fact that Major League Baseball decimated the Expos organization and talent pool, but because Nationals Park is haunted by the ghost of John Wilkes Booth. Yes, it seems the the … Continue reading Another Curse against the Nats? Or just the reason Abe Lincoln gets away with cheating.
The Redskins opened their season last night, and you know what that means. Just as baseball’s playoff races get interesting, and the future of the Nationals goes on display every night with the team’s September call-ups, the nation’s pastime is no longer anywhere near the front page of the sports section in DC, and gets … Continue reading What happened to baseball?
Friday was Hispanic Heritage Night at Nationals Park, with the team honoring the contributions of the hispanic community to baseball and society throughout the evening. Latin influences permeated the evening, so it was no surprise when Teddy Roosevelt got into the act, passing out “Los Nacionales” t-shirts to fans along the first baseline. Unfortunately for … Continue reading Teddy stops to pass out “Los Nacionales” T-Shirts
The Washington Nationals have released a coupon code “for Teddy’s fans” good for half-price tickets to the series vs. the New York Mets starting on Labor Day at Nationals Park. The online code gets you half-price tickets in the outfield corners ($18), outfield mezzanine ($15), and upper infield gallery ($9). You must order at Nationals.com … Continue reading Nats release coupon code for half-price tickets to Mets series
It’s been more than a year since the Nationals racing presidents last appeared at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park — an infamous visit in which Teddy Roosevelt became a SportsCenter highlight when Pittsburgh Pirates racing pierogie Potato Pete took Teddy down in an open field tackle that ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt called “the greatest highlight I’ve ever … Continue reading Teddy returns to the scene of the crime, and it’s not pretty