Video: Grounds crew pummels presidents. Teddy wins again. Nats don’t.

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.

Video: Chicken sacrifice precedes Nats Game 4 victory

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

Video: Teddy triumphs in all star villains presidents race

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

After two blowout losses in playoffs, fans plan chicken sacrifice Thursday at Nationals Park

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

Video: Presidents race Gangnam Style 강남스타일 again as Teddy steals Nationals’ first postseason race

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

Presidents race is no longer “The Main Event”

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”