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 …

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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

Video: Presidents switch directions, but Nats luck doesn’t change

Thomas Jefferson is getting cocky. After surging past the field in three of the last four presidents races, the Sage of Monticello was on a roll heading into Tuesday night’s contest at Nationals Park. So as the presidents were being introduced on the video scoreboard, Jefferson parked himself in a chair on the outfield warning … Continue reading Video: Presidents switch directions, but Nats luck doesn’t change

Video: Abe sets an Earth Day trap for environmentalist Teddy Roosevelt

The Nats returned to DC Monday night to kick off a week-long homestand with an Earth Day game at Nationals Park. In the fourth inning, Abraham Lincoln took the opportunity to set a trap for noted environmentalist Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy had a big lead from the opening gun, but Lincoln stayed out of the race, … Continue reading Video: Abe sets an Earth Day trap for environmentalist Teddy Roosevelt

Nationals Park to boost WiFi for fans, AT&T app promises relief for mobile data users

Comcast announced this morning that it has been selected by the Washington Nationals for a multiyear contract to deliver Gigabit ethernet and expanded WiFi availability within Nationals Park. “When we first opened the ballpark in March 2008, our fans were not utilizing our WiFi network to the extent that they do now during an average … Continue reading Nationals Park to boost WiFi for fans, AT&T app promises relief for mobile data users

Video: Visiting mascots beat up on Nats racing presidents in celebration of Screech’s birthday

Nine visiting mascots joined the Washington Nationals’ racing presidents to celebrate Screech’s birthday on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park, and the calamity that followed in the fourth inning presidents race nearly matched the disaster of a game that unfolded on the diamond. The race started cleanly enough, but Fighting Blue Hen Baby Blue from the … Continue reading Video: Visiting mascots beat up on Nats racing presidents in celebration of Screech’s birthday

Video: Teddy, Taft get revenge, Taft sits on George Washington

A day after George Washington bowled over his competition, Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft sought presidents race revenge, each in his own unique way. On Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park, George Washington continued an early season trend, once again taking a lead in the fourth inning race; but Teddy Roosevelt gained ground on him … Continue reading Video: Teddy, Taft get revenge, Taft sits on George Washington

Video: George Washington plows Tom, Abe, Teddy and Taft

With only seven races in the books for 2013, George Washington has established himself as Nationals Park’s new 4th-inning enforcer, a role historically owned by “Honest” Abe Lincoln. If there was any doubt before Friday night’s race, it was quickly erased soon after the racing presidents were introduced. Washington was last to emerge from the … Continue reading Video: George Washington plows Tom, Abe, Teddy and Taft

Video:Nats correct standings, Abe & George skip across the finish line

The Nats corrected the presidents race scoreboard Thursday night, after we called out Abe Lincoln’s undeserved ‘W’ in the victory column. Thomas Jefferson ran away with the race to keep pace with early season leader Washington, but standing out more were last place finishers George and Abe, who held hands and skipped across the finish … Continue reading Video:Nats correct standings, Abe & George skip across the finish line

Video: George wins again, but who is Abe paying off?

In just the fifth home game of the young season, George Washington claimed his fourth presidents race win Wednesday night at Nationals Park. After sharing a relay race victory Tuesday, he and fellow founding father Thomas Jefferson remain the only racing presidents to have tasted victory in 2013. Yet somehow, the Nats continue to credit … Continue reading Video: George wins again, but who is Abe paying off?