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