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 …
Civility ruled the day as another packed house came to watch Stephen Strasburg and the Nats put a hurt on the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday at Nationals Park. Some were hoping to see a Teddy victory, and others just wanted to see another pummeling of the Orioles mascot, The Bird, but there were no shenanigans … Continue reading Video: In his Sunday best, Abe Lincoln returns to form
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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”
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
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
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
“Take Back the Park” weekend continued on Saturday afternoon as a near-sellout crowd filled Nationals Park to see the Nats take on the Phillies. As expected, buses from Philadelphia were lined up outside the Park, and the fans they brought made a lot more noise than they had the night before. Most notable were the … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt gives up lead to antagonize Phillies fans