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