Wall Street Journal reports Teddy seeks meeting with Obama, McCain calls it a “vast left wing conspiracy”

The Nationals are seeking a tête-à-tête between racing president Teddy Roosevelt and Barack Obama, as Arizona Senator John McCain calls Teddy’s losing streak a “vast left-wing conspiracy being organized by pinko commie liberals,” according to Saturday’s Wall Street Journal. The front page story by diplomatic correspondent Neil King, Jr. caps a week in which the …

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U.S. News report: Teddy could win on October 3

Speculation continues to run rampant about an impending first victory for Teddy Roosevelt in the Washington Nationals’ presidents race. Today’s “Washington Whispers” column in U.S. News and World Report speculates that Teddy Roosevelt’s first victory is likely being planned for the Nationals’ season finale next Wednesday, October 3. Reporter Elizabeth Flock cites cites a number … Continue reading U.S. News report: Teddy could win on October 3

Nationals announce Teddy giveaways for final homestand

With the Let Teddy Win movement becoming national news, the Nationals are ironically trying to jump on the bandwagon. The Nationals social media team introduced the #Teddyin2012 hashtag, implying that they somehow want to see Teddy win, along with a new Teddy-focused page on Nationals.com. The page prominently features the quote from Teddy’s “Man in … Continue reading Nationals announce Teddy giveaways for final homestand

Ken Burns’ Let Teddy Win profile on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight

The Ken Burns narrated video profile of the Let Teddy Win movement airs tonight again on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight. The 8-minute mini-documentary, which inspired president Barack Obama to join the Let Teddy Win movement, almost led to a prediction from Baseball Tonight host Karl Ravech. “Gotta believe when they clinch first place that that’ll be … Continue reading Ken Burns’ Let Teddy Win profile on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight

Presidents show playoff Natitude, ambush Teddy on Pups in the Park day

A sold out Nationals Park crowd had much to celebrate Saturday afternoon, from Pups in the Park day, to a post-game concert by Dierks Bentley, to a stellar league-leading 20th victory for pitcher Gio Gonzalez. Those expecting a Teddy Roosevelt win unfortunately had less to celebrate. The movement has spread to the canine community, as … Continue reading Presidents show playoff Natitude, ambush Teddy on Pups in the Park day

Video: Teddy shows promise but comes up short in first playoff-era presidents race

“Look at the running of Teddy Roosevelt,” Bob Carpenter advised viewers on Friday night’s MASN broadcast. “He’s either dropped a few lbs., been training seriously, or a combination of the two because  I’ve never seen him run this well.” “He’s training for something,” added color commentator F.P. Santangelo.  “He’s on a mission.” With Arizona Senator … Continue reading Video: Teddy shows promise but comes up short in first playoff-era presidents race

Barack Obama joins the Let Teddy Win movement

President Barack Obama has thrown his support behind the Let Teddy Win movement, the White house said Thursday. Obama was responding to Republican Senator John McCain’s call for a congressional investigation into the Washington Nationals’ conspiracy against racing president Teddy Roosevelt in a video report that aired Tuesday on ESPN’s E:60. White House spokesman Jay … Continue reading Barack Obama joins the Let Teddy Win movement

Teddy Roosevelt declares “Argh!” after losing on Talk Like a Pirate Day

The Nats brought the best record in baseball home to DC as they kicked off the season’s penultimate home stand with a doubleheader vs. the Dodgers Tuesday at Nationals Park. Nationals mascots Teddy Roosevelt and Screech the Eagle aren’t allowed to talk on duty, but that didn’t prevent them from celebrating National Talk Like a … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt declares “Argh!” after losing on Talk Like a Pirate Day

Video: Ken Burns narrates and John McCain featured as ESPN E:60 profiles the Let Teddy Win movement

As usual, Teddy Roosevelt pulled up the rear but stole the show, as  ESPN’s E:60 ended  Tuesday night with an eight minute Ken Burns-narrated feature story on the conspiracy surrounding Nationals racing  president Teddy Roosevelt. ESPN’s Michael Johns set out to produce the definitive piece on the Let Teddy Win movement, and by all accounts, a … Continue reading Video: Ken Burns narrates and John McCain featured as ESPN E:60 profiles the Let Teddy Win movement

Charity Fund applies Game Theory to pressure Nats to Let Teddy Win

CORRECTION: Because of a tweet I attributed to Senator John McCain, I inadvertantly reported  Tuesday night that this fund had been established by McCain.  My apologies to Mr. Halperin and Mr. McCain. Moments after  Tuesday night’s ESPN E:60 profile about the Let Teddy Win movement, Nats fan Jon Halperin announced the establishment of a charitable … Continue reading Charity Fund applies Game Theory to pressure Nats to Let Teddy Win

ESPN’s E:60 profiles the Let Teddy Win movement (Preview)

ESPN’s E:60 will will be profiling the Let Teddy Win movement this Tuesday night at 7:00pm on ESPN and WatchESPN.com. I haven’t seen the final piece by Michael Johns, but he set out to produce the definitive documentary on the presidents race and Teddy Roosevelt’s travails, visiting Nationals Park and the area monuments with the presidents earlier … Continue reading ESPN’s E:60 profiles the Let Teddy Win movement (Preview)

U.S. Embassy tweets about racing presidents Gangnam Style dance

The Nationals’ racing presidents “Gangnam Style” dance during the recently-completed homestand has quickly become the most viewed presidents race video of all time, having been picked up by media outlets and bloggers worldwide. The Rushmores’ riff on the Korean dance pop phenomenon further cemented the racing presidents’ role in popular culture, reaching as far as the … Continue reading U.S. Embassy tweets about racing presidents Gangnam Style dance