For the third time since his historic first win last week, Teddy Roosevelt scored a victory in the Washington Nationals postseason presidents race. Unfortunately, after the St. Louis Cardinals completed the biggest comeback in MLB playoff elimination game history, the race would prove to be Teddy’s last of the season. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and … Continue reading Video: Grounds crew pummels presidents. Teddy wins again. Nats don’t.
After suffering blowout losses in games 2 and 3 of the National League Division Series playoffs, Nats fan and “Rubber Chicken Man” Hugh Kaufman announced his plans to sacrifice a chicken at Nationals Park before Thursday’s Game 4. Apparently, it worked. The videos below show Kaufman leading a crowd including two stilt walkers (!) in … Continue reading Video: Chicken sacrifice precedes Nats Game 4 victory
It’s been a postseason of redemption for Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt, who is on a sudden winning streak after losing 525 straight races. Facing possible elimination Thursday night at Nationals Park, infielder Mark DeRosa read the team a speech by Teddy Roosevelt before the game. Then, when the presidents race began, the Nats trotted … Continue reading Video: Teddy triumphs in all star villains presidents race
Followers of this blog are familiar with Teddy Roosevelt’s famous “Man in the Arena” speech, in which Roosevelt praised the virtue of those who strive for greatness even in the face of failure. Arizona Senator John McCain read from the speech in a recent ESPN profile of the Let Teddy Win movement, and quotes from … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt speech spurs Nationals to Game 4 victory
Longtime readers and serious Nats fans are familiar with Hugh Kaufman, aka Rubber Chicken Man. Kaufman is best known for the signs he displays from his seats behind the Nationals Park home dugout, but more significantly, he has been sacrificing rubber chickens to break various Washington Nationals’ strings of bad luck since 2005. The ritual has … Continue reading After two blowout losses in playoffs, fans plan chicken sacrifice Thursday at Nationals Park
The Washington Nationals hosted the first playoff game in the team’s short history Wednesday, and area fans showed up in droves, crushing previous attendance records to pack the house with a record standing room only crowd of 45,027. Many of the usual stadium promotion breaks featuring in-game host Clint Khoury were usurped by Major League … Continue reading Video: Presidents race Gangnam Style 강남스타일 again as Teddy steals Nationals’ first postseason race
The two longest standing criticisms of the Nationals presidents race appear to have been addressed in consecutive games. The Nationals’ refusal to let Teddy Roosevelt win for nearly seven seasons was, of course, nationally known — a concern that reached even as far as the White House. (Photo:Adam Fagen)[/caption]But more grating to many Nationals fans … Continue reading Presidents race is no longer “The Main Event”
Still basking in the glow from Wednesday’s historic victory, Nationals mascot Teddy Roosevelt participated in a live online chat Friday with The Washington Post, and gave an emphatic denial to rumors of his retirement. “Retirement? RETIREMENT?,” the mascot wrote. “Let me make this clear, I will NOT be retiring anytime soon! The best is YET … Continue reading Teddy says retirement is out of the question
With Teddy Roosevelt’s historic win coming on a weekday afternoon, it’s likely most fans at home found out via social media, highlight shows, and websites such as this, and not the live game broadcast. Turns out that’s a shame, because MASN broadcasters Bob Carpenter and F.P. Santangelo sure enjoyed the moment, along with the offensive … Continue reading Video: Teddy’s victory inning as called on MASN
The National’s plan to let Teddy Roosevelt win the presidents race Wednesday was one of the most poorly kept secrets in Washington history. The team promoted the event for a week, even bought ads in the newspaper; yet many Teddy fans, having been burned in the past, remained skeptical. However, in light of Teddy’s historic … Continue reading Are the Nationals planning to retire Teddy Roosevelt?
A near-capacity house of 37,075 filled Nationals Park Wednesday afternoon with two things in mind: A record 98th win for the Nationals, and a record first win for racing president Teddy Roosevelt. Rumors had swirled that today would be the day for Teddy to break his epic streak — rumors fed by the team’s own … Continue reading Teddy Wins His First Presidents Race on Historic Day at Nationals Park (Videos, Photos, & More)
He did it! Wearing golden shoes he received as a gift from the #Nats in the 3rd inning, Teddy Roosevelt dodged a fake Philly Phanatic to take his first presidents race at Nationals Park. Photos videos and all the details to follow after the game! Update: Stuck in the rare weekday game day traffic. Thanks … Continue reading Teddy Wins!
A fog-filled “Teddy in 2012” celebration continued Tuesday night at Nationals Park, and with the division championship locked up, the only question left in many minds was when Teddy Roosevelt would win his first race. After bursting through the center field gate in the middle of the fourth inning, the Rough Rider promptly turned to … Continue reading Video: George Washington out-cheats Teddy at the wire
Having depleted the supply of champagne in the locker room, Nationals players returned to the field to celebrate their National League East championship Monday night and began spraying themselves and nearby fans with beer. Though Teddy and the racing presidents had joined them on the field to celebrate, they kept their distance from the beer … Continue reading Video: Nats player gives Teddy a beer shower during post game celebration