Race vs. Teddy Roosevelt wins DC man his bride

Jennifer Kushlis loves Teddy Roosevelt. In fact, her love for the Washington Nationals’ racing president runs so deep that her boyfriend of six years, Matt Hendrickson, decided he would have to literally win her affections from Teddy before asking for her hand in marriage. “I absolutely love the Presidents’ Race,” Kushlis said. “It’s the highlight …

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Mark Grace says “I’m coming for you,” Teddy says “Bring It!”

Arizona Diamondbacks TV analyst and “Racing Legend” Mark Grace responded to Wednesday night’s challenge with one of his own in the final race of the homestand Thursday night. Following a decisive presidents race victory by Abe Lincoln, Nationals Park P.A. announcer Jerome Hruska intoned “Live from Chase Field in Arizona, it’s a special message for … Continue reading Mark Grace says “I’m coming for you,” Teddy says “Bring It!”

Video: “Air Screech” introduced at Nationals Park

Between innings Thursday at Nationals Park, the Washington Nationals welcomed a new mid-game distraction. Popping up along the third base line was “Air Screech,” an inflated, dancing, oversize costumed version of the Nationals official mascot. The video speaks for itself, but just in case you were at a loss for words, Dan Steinberg at the … Continue reading Video: “Air Screech” introduced at Nationals Park

Today’s man on the streeet: Thomas Jefferson

Each Thursday, the DC-focused blog SocialStudiesDC interviews a DC resident to get a slice of DC life, asking them what they are thankful for. Today the blog took an unusual twist on the man-in-the-street interview and featured a more well-known resident, the Washington Nationals’ own racing president Thomas Jefferson. For the record, Tom is thankful … Continue reading Today’s man on the streeet: Thomas Jefferson

Video: Racing Presidents issue challenge to Mark Grace

The Washington Nationals’ racing presidents are fond of taking on racing mascots from other teams, but Wednesday night at Nationals Park, they issued their first challenge on record targeting an opposing team’s broadcaster. The broadcaster in question was Diamondbacks color analyst Mark Grace, who was covering the game for FOX Sports Arizona. Grace is one … Continue reading Video: Racing Presidents issue challenge to Mark Grace

Teddy shows no fight before record Nats Park crowd

An all-time record crowd of 44,675 squeezed into Nationals Park Saturday night, but everybody on the field, including Teddy Roosevelt, appeared to have nothing left after Friday night’s late-inning heroics. It was estimated that as much as 50% of the standing room only crowd hailed from Philadelphia, but with the Phillies staking a 5-0 lead, … Continue reading Teddy shows no fight before record Nats Park crowd

Video: Wardrobe malfunction at Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals racing presidents were not all on their game Wednesday night at Nationals Park. As the presidents were announced, George Washington banged his head into the centerfield gate, subsequently hitting Thomas Jefferson with a backwards head butt before the race even started. The impact apparently knocked open Jefferson’s uniform, because the Sage of … Continue reading Video: Wardrobe malfunction at Nationals Park

Video: Nats fans meet Stephen Strasmonkey, who promptly tackles Teddy

Teddy Roosevelt learned Tuesday night that what happens in Harrisburg doesn’t necessarily stay in Harrisburg. With the team in Philadelphia last weekend, the Nationals’ racing presidents made their own road trip to Harrisburg’s Metro Bank Park, where the Class-AA Senators were hosting the Trenton Thunder for a 3-game series. George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy greeted … Continue reading Video: Nats fans meet Stephen Strasmonkey, who promptly tackles Teddy