Video: HBO’s VEEP Selina Meyer nearly nabs a presidents race victory for Teddy

A 10-foot likeness of actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus participated in the presidents race Tuesday night at Nationals Park, teaming with Teddy Roosevelt in a relay race that came down to the wire. Louis-Dreyfus plays United States Vice President Selina Meyer in the HBO comedy series VEEP, and to promote this Sunday’s season premier, the network partnered … Continue reading Video: HBO’s VEEP Selina Meyer nearly nabs a presidents race victory for Teddy

HBO’s VEEP Selina Meyer to join Nationals presidents race Tuesday night

A giant Selina Meyer mascot will join the Washington Nationals racing presidents Tuesday night at Nationals Park, as part of a promotion for Sunday’s season premier of the HBO series VEEP. As first reported by the intrepid Dan Steinberg at The Washington Post, the Julia Louis-Dreyfus character will join Teddy Roosevelt in a relay race … Continue reading HBO’s VEEP Selina Meyer to join Nationals presidents race Tuesday night

Nationals Park free postgame concerts announced, Paul McCartney to visit July 12

The Nationals announced Friday that Nationals Park has been added as a stop on Paul McCartney’s Out There tour on July 12. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 12 at 10:00am through Tickets.com. Performers were also announced for the NatsLive post-game concert series. Blues Traveler (June 8), Thompson Square (July 6), Gavin DeGraw (August 31) … Continue reading Nationals Park free postgame concerts announced, Paul McCartney to visit July 12

Video: Washington, Jefferson collude in Thursday’s presidents race

With the first short homestand of the season wrapping up Thursday afternoon at Nationals Park, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson stood alone atop the presidents race standings, and apparently they want to keep it that way. During the fourth inning presidents race, the two founding fathers colluded to systematically knock out their competition, slamming Abe … Continue reading Video: Washington, Jefferson collude in Thursday’s presidents race

Season ticket holders react to the Nationals’ souvenir “commemorative” paper tickets

The Washington Nationals are pitching their new Ultimate Ballpark Access as a great boon for season ticket holders. As noted in our annual opening day review of changes at Nats Park, many features of the new access cards have yet to be introduced, so the benefits will be seen over time. In the meantime, the team … Continue reading Season ticket holders react to the Nationals’ souvenir “commemorative” paper tickets

Food, parking, organ music, and other changes at Nationals Park for 2013

The swagger that comes with high expectations wasn’t the only new thing on display at Nationals Park on opening day Monday. The Nationals have made a number of small changes to the ballpark experience for 2013. In the park itself, NL East Champion banners now hang above the centerfield gate entrance, above the center field … Continue reading Food, parking, organ music, and other changes at Nationals Park for 2013

Video: Winthrop Roosevelt no help as William Howard Taft pushes Teddy around in his debut race

Winthrop Roosevelt was on hand to cheer on his great-great grandfather for the opening day presidents race at Nationals Park, but the Nats’ newest racing president established himself as an enforcer who was prepared to put himself between Teddy and the finish line. The direct descendent of Theodore Roosevelt ushered in the 2013 season with … Continue reading Video: Winthrop Roosevelt no help as William Howard Taft pushes Teddy around in his debut race

Teddy’s great great grandson Winthrop Roosevelt to kick off 2013 season Monday

Teddy Roosevelt’s great great grandson will kick off the 2013 baseball season with the pronouncement “Play Ball!” to introduce Monday’s first pitch at Nationals Park. Presidents race followers will recognize Roosevelt from September’s ESPN E:60 feature report by Ken Burns. In the report, which profiled Teddy Roosevelt’s six year losing streak in the presidents race, … Continue reading Teddy’s great great grandson Winthrop Roosevelt to kick off 2013 season Monday