If the 2012 elections were held today, Teddy Roosevelt has an early “leg up” on the canine vote. Adams Morgan pug Cachucha brought her owner Johanna Diaz to Nationals Park for Saturday’s “Pups in the Park” day, decked out to support her favorite racing president, Teddy Roosevelt. Cachucha took the pre-game parade seriously, sporting an …
Hundreds of dogs and their owners got to witness another walk-off win for the Nationals Saturday as the team’s annual Pups in the Park promotion returned to Nationals Park. Barkley, the canine mascot of the Washington Humane Society, was on hand to assist with the day’s festivities, but proved to be a distraction for fellow … Continue reading Video: Pups in the Park proves distracting for animal lover Teddy Roosevelt
Thursday was National High Five Day, and even if presidents race fans are unfamiliar with the holiday, it should come as no surprise that it did not escape the attention of one Theodore Roosevelt. When the presidents were announced for Thursday night’s race at Nationals Park, Teddy failed to appear on the field. As George, … Continue reading Video: Teddy gives priority to National High Five Day
The smallest crowd of the season got to witness an increasing rarity Wednesday night at Nationals Park. The Nationals racing presidents ran wire to wire with no tricks, gimmicks, or foul play. Teddy Roosevelt got a hot start but showboated early, skipping and taking a wide turn out of the center field gate. The pause … Continue reading Wire to wire with no shenanigans
The Space Shuttle Discovery’s flight to its final resting place went right over South Capital Street Tuesday morning, but Teddy Roosevelt must have missed the spectacle, because when the presidents race began just before 8:00pm at Nationals Park, Roosevelt was still looking up. As they promised they would from time to time, the Nationals reversed … Continue reading Video: Teddy stops to look for the Shuttle Discovery
It was Emancipation Day Monday, and followers of the Washington Nationals presidents race were calling on Twitter for an easy commemorative victory for Abraham Lincoln. It took a little unexpected help from two slave owners to make it happen. After jumping to an early lead, George Washington turned around on the warning track and plowed … Continue reading Video: Washington turns on Jefferson in the outfield
As promised, here’s the full video of today’s presidents race, in which Jayson Werth busted across the finish line before the race began. Perhaps Werth was trying to silently protest on behalf of the Bull Moose Party. Perhaps he was trying to set an example for Teddy. Either way, Roosevelt failed to deliver, cutting the … Continue reading Video: Werth runs across the finish line. Teddy doesn’t.
As the Washington Nationals left the field after the top of the fourth inning today, right fielder Jayson Werth took the opportunity to once again interfere with the Nats’ presidents race. Werth is an outspoken critic of the conspiracy that keeps Teddy Roosevelt out of the win column at Nationals Park, but this time chose … Continue reading Video: Jayson Werth, still messing with the presidents race
The Nationals’ apparent decision to vary the location of the presidents race finish line in 2012 isn’t just confusing for the spectators at Nationals Park. Apparently Teddy Roosevelt is a bit out of sorts over it as well. After alternating the location for the first two games, the Nationals gave the reasonable impression that the … Continue reading Video: Change in presidents race direction confuses Teddy too. Abe cheats but gets the win.
As promised, the Nationals moved the presidents race back to the first base line for Friday’s outing, but despite getting a rare second chance, the result was the same for poor Teddy Roosevelt. In the 4th inning, the presidents competed aboard Segway personal transporters, and despite his height, Jefferson managed to outmaneuver the other racing … Continue reading Video: Presidents race twice. Abe ambushes Teddy in the 13th inning. TJ takes two.
The Nats are saying Thursday’s surprise change in direction of the opening day presidents race was not designed to avoid foul play by the likes of Jayson Werth, according to a report this morning by Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. The source said that the team plans to alternate which side of the field … Continue reading Nats say presidents race move wasn’t to avoid foul play
If opening day at Nationals Park was any indication, it’s going to be a wild and exciting year on South Capitol Street. A sellout crowd turned out Thursday afternoon to watch Gio Gonzalez pitch a gem in his Nationals Park debut, capped by a walk-off extra-innings Nationals victory that moved the team into sole possession … Continue reading Video: Jefferson slips Teddy and CM Punk’s trap as the presidents race is moved for 2012
This morning WTOP radio’s Brennan Haselton raises a critical question for the Let Teddy Win movement in advance of today’s home opener: Does Teddy have a legal remedy vs. the Nationals? Haselton features input from WTOP Capitol Hill correspondent Dave McConnell and American University law professor Stephen Vladeck, among others. “Teddy really is a victim … Continue reading Is there a legal remedy to Let Teddy Win?
After taking their first two series on the road, the Nats bring a winning record back to DC Thursday to kick off what many hope will be a new era noted for Curly Ws on South Capitol Street; but the changes in store for the home opener at Nationals Park go beyond the team’s winning … Continue reading New food & other changes for 2012 at Nationals Park
In a warm-up for Thursday’s home season opener at Nationals Park, Nationals racing presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Teddy Roosevelt ran a presidents race for residents Wednesday at the Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield, Virginia. While the residents enjoyed their lunch, George, Tom, and Teddy shot a few rounds of billiards, posed for pictures … Continue reading Video: Teddy fails to win at retirement community in final pre-season warmup