The Orioles’ Adam Jones weighs in on Teddy and the racing presidents

Baltimore Orioles star center fielder was warming up before Saturday’s game at Nationals Park, waiting for the Nationals to finish batting practice, and chatting with teammates about the Nationals’ racing presidents. “Teddy never wins,” Jones asked. “Why doesn’t Teddy ever win?” Jones, as it turns out, is a Teddy Roosevelt fan. He doesn’t miss the …

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Video: Teddy Roosevelt pummels the Orioles’ The Bird

With the Baltimore Orioles in town, Teddy Roosevelt was looking for The Bird to show up, and finally got his wish Saturday night. Teddy and the “creatively”-named Orioles mascot have a contentious history, but The Bird appeared ready to make peace as the fourth-inning presidents race began. With Teddy rounding the outfield corner carrying a … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt pummels the Orioles’ The Bird

Nationals announce first-ever Ignite Your Natitude Tweet-up

The Washington Nationals will be announcing the inaugural Ignite Your Natitute Tweet-up to be held at Nationals Park during the July 3 game vs. the San Francisco Giants. The team will be setting aside a section in Nationals Park for those who RSVP via Twitter, with a special discount ticket package.  The exact location of … Continue reading Nationals announce first-ever Ignite Your Natitude Tweet-up

Washington (George, that is) returns to winning ways, Orioles Bird expected Saturday

The Orioles Bird did not make an appearance as expected during the presidents race for Friday night’s kickoff of the annual Battle of the Beltways. In the fourth inning, the racing presidents mixed things up, running toward the third base side, but the Bird’s absence was no help for Teddy. George Washington easily passed a … Continue reading Washington (George, that is) returns to winning ways, Orioles Bird expected Saturday

Video: Teddy Roosevelt tackles Pittsburgh racing pierogie Potato Pete, avenging 2009 incident

Revenge was a long time coming, but Teddy Roosevelt finally got even. The Bull Moose lived up to his promise from the night before, as the Pittsburgh Pirates racing pierogies brought Potato Pete out of retirement for one more race at Nationals Park. Longtime Teddy fans are still haunted by the vicious  hit Teddy took … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt tackles Pittsburgh racing pierogie Potato Pete, avenging 2009 incident

Video: Pittsburgh’s Potato Pete returns. Teddy Roosevelt vows revenge. This could be fun.

It’s been nearly three years since retired racing pierogie Potato Pete leveled Teddy Roosevelt at PNC Park.  The 2009 incident that wouldn’t die was celebrated on ESPN’s Sportscenter and nominated for a “This Year in Baseball Award”. With Potato Pete officially retired, our favorite racing president never got a shot at revenge. For TR, the wound obviously remains … Continue reading Video: Pittsburgh’s Potato Pete returns. Teddy Roosevelt vows revenge. This could be fun.

Video: Today’s Chicken Sacrifice at Nationals Park

Earlier today, we shared the full story of the chicken sacrifice at Nationals Park, performed by “Rubber Chicken Man” Hugh Kaufman in response to the team’s recent string of injuries. Here now is the video chronicle, including notes on how to make a rubber chicken kosher, bonus theories about Ozzie Guillen’s voodoo dolls, and The … Continue reading Video: Today’s Chicken Sacrifice at Nationals Park

Davey Johnson calls for the sacrifice. Chicken Man delivers.

After Monday night’s game vs. the San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson was asked whether the already injury-riddled team was snakebitten after losing two catchers in just three days. “There’s been superstitions, to change our luck and do different kinds of things,” he said. “Sacrifice a chicken or something. I mean, you know, … Continue reading Davey Johnson calls for the sacrifice. Chicken Man delivers.

George Washington takes two in the rain. Pierogies next.

It’s still early, but George Washington is separating himself from the pack. The Nationals racing presidents kicked off the latest homestand with two rain-soaked races Monday and Tuesday at Nationals Park, and apparently George Washington likes his track sloppy. On Monday night, the presidents raced to the third base side and Washington separated himself early, … Continue reading George Washington takes two in the rain. Pierogies next.

The Classical: “Now is the perfect time to let Teddy win”

Independent sports website The Classical today published an interview and profile of baseball’s greatest injustice — the conspiracy that prevents Teddy Roosevelt from winning the Washington Nationals’ presidents race. Writer Aaron Gordon explores why the Nationals promote the race as “the main event,” and suggests that now is the perfect time to let Teddy win. Continue reading The Classical: “Now is the perfect time to let Teddy win”

Nationals racing presidents at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park

The racing presidents accompanied the Washington Nationals to Pittsburgh’s PNC Park this week, marking the fifth straight year the presidents have faced off with Pittsburgh’s racing pierogies. PNC Park has never been kind to the presidents — particularly Teddy Roosevelt, who famously got leveled there by Potato Pete in 2009. Perhaps that’s why he and … Continue reading Nationals racing presidents at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park

More video: ESPN visits Let Teddy Win & surveys NL players about the racing presidents, plus Teddy’s takedown

If there was any doubt that the Nationals are a hot national sports story, consider the hour-long Baseball Tonight pregame show preceding ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball coverage of Nats vs. Phillies. Just a few minutes were devoted to the Phillies, while segment after segment focused on DC-centric topics, from Bryce Harper to the Nationals starting … Continue reading More video: ESPN visits Let Teddy Win & surveys NL players about the racing presidents, plus Teddy’s takedown

Video: Teddy assaults George Washington, breaks his glasses, then shills for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball

The Washington Nationals entered Sunday night’s game vs. the Phillies on a roll. With the league’s best record and a chance to sweep the Phillies on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, it was a prime opportunity to finally let Teddy win before a national audience. The ESPN crew, which hadn’t been back to Nationals Park since … Continue reading Video: Teddy assaults George Washington, breaks his glasses, then shills for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball