Teddy the shark attacks George, Tom to kick off Shark Week

Shark Week starts today, and ever the student of popular culture, Teddy Roosevelt got into the act by donning a makeshift shark mask and cardboard dorsal fin for Sunday’s game vs. the New York Mets at Nationals Park. With Jaws music in the background, Teddy followed the other presidents out of the gate and chased …

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Teddy goes after Thomas Jefferson in the outfield

Presidents race watchers knew what to expect when the fourth inning rolled around Saturday night at Nationals Park. Teddy Roosevelt said it all just before race time. “No more wins for TJ, your streak ends tonight! Mwhahaha,” Teddy tweeted from his account @Teddy26Nats. After winning seven of the last eight races, Jefferson was poised to … Continue reading Teddy goes after Thomas Jefferson in the outfield

Video: That Cat returns, takes out three presidents

Long-time presidents race interloper That Cat made another disruptive appearance Wednesday night at Nationals Park. As the fourth-inning race began, the t-shirt clad panther hid out by the right field bullpen gate, jumping out onto the warning track only as the racing presidents approached. In one fell swoop, That Cat managed to take out George … Continue reading Video: That Cat returns, takes out three presidents

Video: Nationals racing presidents at the All Star Game

Tyler Clippard wasn’t the only Washington National making an all star game appearance this week. The Nationals’ own racing presidents made a guest appearance at the All Star game — no, not that All Star game. George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy appeared Thursday at the Atlantic League All Star Game in York, Pennsylvania. Thanks to … Continue reading Video: Nationals racing presidents at the All Star Game

Running of the Bulls video: George Washington attacks Thomas Jefferson

On Sunday, George Washington donned bull horns and rammed into Thomas Jefferson, sending him diving over the railing (and practically into a fan holding a Let Teddy Win sign). We didn’t get our usual video from Sunday’s contest, but we thought we’d provide the next best thing. Highlights from Sunday’s MASN game broadcast: Photos by … Continue reading Running of the Bulls video: George Washington attacks Thomas Jefferson

George Washington dons horns for Running of the Bulls

The annual Running of the Bulls takes place this weekend in Pamplona, Spain, and on Sunday at Nationals Park, the Nationals’ racing presidents paid tribute by strapping horns onto George Washington, who chased Tom, Abe, and Teddy across the outfield during the 4th-inning presidents race. Thomas Jefferson broke away for the early lead, but couldn’t … Continue reading George Washington dons horns for Running of the Bulls

Presidents race honors final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis

The Washington Nationals have a tradition of using the 4th-inning presidents race to pay tribute to significant cultural events. On Friday night at Nationals Park, the team attempted to honor the final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, wrapping the heads of George, Tom, and Abe in tinfoil, presumably to represent astronaut helmets. We’re not sure … Continue reading Presidents race honors final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis

Nationals’ racing presidents lobby for Michael Morse

On Wednesday’s TV broadcast of the Nationals’ 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs, MASN play-by-play man Bob Carpenter called it “one of the best races Teddy has ever raced.” Unfortunately for Teddy, it wasn’t quite enough. Abe Lincoln led wire to wire in an all-out sprint, with Teddy Roosevelt tailing him step for step the … Continue reading Nationals’ racing presidents lobby for Michael Morse

Video: Teddy locks out competition, celebrates prematurely

It seems Teddy Roosevelt has tried just about every way, legitimate and otherwise, to gain advantage over his opponents in the Washington Nationals’ presidents race. Yet Tuesday night at Nationals Park, the hero of San Juan Hill came up with an entirely new 4th-inning strategy — lock up the competition. After bursting through the center … Continue reading Video: Teddy locks out competition, celebrates prematurely

Photo: Racing presidents at the White House on July 4

The Washington Nationals’ racing presidents made yet another appearance at the White House yesterday, joining president Barack Obama and his family for an Independence Day barbecue honoring military heroes and their families. The appearance was part of a renewed effort by the Nats’ organization to embrace the military this year. The First Lady also appeared … Continue reading Photo: Racing presidents at the White House on July 4

Teddy Roosevelt loses his 400th race on Independence Day

Students of presidents race history know better than to bet against Thomas Jefferson on Independence Day. The scribe of our country’s declaration of Independence once again led the race from wire-to-wire, and as he did last year on July 4, carried an American flag the whole way. Monday was designated a “Patriotic Day” by the … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt loses his 400th race on Independence Day