Video: Abe Lincoln shoves his way to presidents race victory

Abraham Lincoln returned to form Sunday at Nationals Park — cheating form, that is. In a race more fitting for a roller derby, “Honest” Abe took out George Washington with an anabashed body check along the outfield wall, clearing a path to victory after Thomas Jefferson had taken out Teddy Roosevelt in similar fashion. As …

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Video: Teddy Roosevelt surprises kids at Big Train camp, loses

Washington Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt livened up a hot Friday for a bunch of campers today by making a surprise appearance at the Bethesda Big Train Summer Baseball Camp. The highlight of the visit was a race between the most notorious of the racing Rushmores and a couple of dozen campers barely taller than … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt surprises kids at Big Train camp, loses

Video: Abe Lincoln as Batman knocks out Teddy Roosevelt’s Bane

Yes, you read that correctly. With the highly anticipated Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises opening in theaters Friday, Nationals racing presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln took the field Wednesday night dressed as Batman comics villain Bane and the Dark Knight himself, respectively. Roosevelt jumped out to a big lead, with Abe bringing up … Continue reading Video: Abe Lincoln as Batman knocks out Teddy Roosevelt’s Bane

Full Video: Teddy Roosevelt clobbering Milwaukee sausage in the All Star Game Great Mascot Race

Here it is. The full video from Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City where Teddy Roosevelt clobbered Milwaukee’s Bratwurst as part of the MLB Great Mascot Race at the All Star Game Home Run Derby. After years of beating up on fake racing sausages, Teddy obviously decided a shot at the real thing was worth taking … Continue reading Full Video: Teddy Roosevelt clobbering Milwaukee sausage in the All Star Game Great Mascot Race

Video: Teddy Roosevelt races at All Star Game Home Run Derby, clobbers Milwaukee sausage

Major League baseball hosted an all star “Great Mascott Race” at Monday night’s Home Run Derby in Kansas City. Among the racing mascots who passed the baton in the relay race were Nolan Ryan (Rangers Legends of Texas Race) vs. Bob the Shark (Marlins Great Sea Race), Onion (Indians Hot Dog Derby) vs. Aquafina (Rays … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt races at All Star Game Home Run Derby, clobbers Milwaukee sausage

Video: In 103° heat, grounds crew distracts Teddy with popsicles

Being a racing president could not have been the most enjoyable job Saturday at Nationals Park, with the official afternoon game time temperature  at 103°, and the grounds crew reporting that the turf itself hit 140°. With a heat wave enveloping Washington and a code red air quality alert in effect for the region, the … Continue reading Video: In 103° heat, grounds crew distracts Teddy with popsicles

Video: On throwback night, Teddy and Abe Lincoln’s mummy pay tribute to 1924 (Founding fathers not impressed)

Thursday was throwback night at Nationals Park, as the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants turned back the clock to commemorate the 1924 World Series between the Senators and then-New York Giants. The Nats left no stone unturned, from the usher and grounds crew uniforms, to the organ music, to the throwback green and white … Continue reading Video: On throwback night, Teddy and Abe Lincoln’s mummy pay tribute to 1924 (Founding fathers not impressed)

Gio Gonzalez: “Chicken Mode is my area of expertise”

Long before pitcher Gio Gonzalez made his first start for the Washington Nationals, he spotted two fans outside the Nationals spring training complex in Viera, Florida, wearing Chicken Mode t-shirts. Lacking any context, the phrase nonetheless spoke to the Nat’s happy-go-lucky new pitcher. “Chicken Mode?,” Gio called out. “Yeah, we’ve got too much Beast Mode … Continue reading Gio Gonzalez: “Chicken Mode is my area of expertise”

Photo: Racing presidents celebrate the 4th at the White House

One benefit of being a former president for the summer: Security clearance. For the second year in a row, the Nationals racing presidents joined president Barack Obama and his family for an Independence Day barbecue honoring military heroes and their families at the White House, joining other celebrities including country singer Brad Paisley (pictured). Photo: … Continue reading Photo: Racing presidents celebrate the 4th at the White House

Video: Jefferson leads the way in Nationals Independence Day tradition.

Longtime Washington Nationals fans know two universal truths about Independence Day at Nationals Park. Ryan Zimmerman will have a big day, and Thomas Jefferson will win the presidents race. Zimmerman delivered with a homer and three RBI, making him 10 for 20 with 13 RBIs in six Independence Day games. And for the third year … Continue reading Video: Jefferson leads the way in Nationals Independence Day tradition.

Teddy Roosevelt learns you can’t run and Tweet at the same time

The Nationals celebrated the first “Ignite Your Natitude Tweetup” at Nationals Park Tuesday night, as the team kicked off its final homestand before the All Star break. Among the near-sellout crowd were over 700 Twitter users who RSVP’d to the event, filling section 140 and collectively doing their part to bring local cellular networks to … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt learns you can’t run and Tweet at the same time