Video: Backwards presidents race fails to deliver for Abe or the Nats

The Washington Nationals haven’t dared tweak anything about the presidents race since their backwards race earlier this week kicked off a mini winning streak. So it was no surprise when the racing presidents took off from the wrong direction once again in the final race of the homestand, wearing their Sunday finest. Abe Lincoln made … Continue reading Video: Backwards presidents race fails to deliver for Abe or the Nats

Video: George wins as presidents race backwards again to support Nats win streak

Baseball takes its superstitions seriously, and so apparently, the Washington Nationals will run the fourth inning presidents race in reverse, with George Washington winning, as long as the Nats’ winning streak continues. The presidents started running in reverse on Thursday in an attempt to break the team’s bad luck. On Saturday, the Nats won their … Continue reading Video: George wins as presidents race backwards again to support Nats win streak

Video: Jefferson trips then jumps the gun in backwards presidents race

After Thursday night, when the Nats tossed a 1-hitter after the racing presidents ran backwards, the Nationals Park mascot team decided it was best not to mess with a good thing. On Friday night, with pitcher Jordan Zimmermann on his way to a complete game 1-hitter, the racing presidents set up once again in first … Continue reading Video: Jefferson trips then jumps the gun in backwards presidents race

Seamheads.com & SABRmetrics expert says dump Taft, Let Teddy Win

The folks over at Seamheads.com know a thing or two about baseball, having authored 90 books about the subject. So the Washington Nationals might do well to pay attention when Seamheads managing editor, baseball author, longtime MASN contributor and SABRmetrics expert Ted Leavengood offers some advice for getting the season on track. On Thursday at … Continue reading Seamheads.com & SABRmetrics expert says dump Taft, Let Teddy Win

Video: Fans sacrifice a chicken, presidents race runs backwards to end Nats losing streak

With the Washington Nationals coming off a 4-game losing streak, and the red hot Cincinnati Reds coming to town, fans, players, and team officials alike pulled out all the stops Thursday to exorcise whatever demons were plaguing the team. At high noon in front of the Nationals Park center field gate, fans gathered as the … Continue reading Video: Fans sacrifice a chicken, presidents race runs backwards to end Nats losing streak

Chicken sacrifice planned for noon Thursday at Nationals Park

In an effort to break the team’s losing streak, Washington Nationals “Rubber Chicken Man” Hugh Kaufman will perform a ritual sacrifice of a rubber chicken in front of the Nationals Park center field gate at noon on Thursday. Kaufman has performed the ritual many times since 2005, whenever he determines that the Nationals have hit … Continue reading Chicken sacrifice planned for noon Thursday at Nationals Park