Orioles Bird takes out racing presidents, struggles with Taft

Baltimore Orioles mascot “The Bird” made his annual appearance at Nationals Park Tuesday night as the Nats took on the Orioles in the “Battle of the Beltways.” The creatively named mascot has been known for disrupting the presidents race in the past, but Tuesday marked the first time the Oriole had ever faced five presidents …

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Video: Teddy Roosevelt wins as racing presidents salute military on Memorial Day

The Nationals saluted the U.S. Military on Memorial Day at Nationals Park, with the racing presidents joining the team in donning their military-style fatigue uniforms. The fourth inning presidents race wasn’t so much a race as it was a salute to our nation’s soldiers. The racing presidents positioned themselves around the field along the warning … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt wins as racing presidents salute military on Memorial Day

Video: Jefferson diverts the other presidents as Washington waltzes to victory

After dominating the first month of the season, Nats racing presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson have watched rivals Abe, Bill, and Teddy pick up some recent late-May momentum. But on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park, they decided they’d had enough. Jefferson set up a diversion at the starting gate, sending Abe, Bill, … Continue reading Video: Jefferson diverts the other presidents as Washington waltzes to victory

Video: Abe Lincoln finally cheats his way to presidents race victory

After dominating the presidents race since Nationals Park opened, Abe Lincoln was 0-for-24 to start the 2013 season; but on Saturday night, “Honest” Abe returned to his cheating ways, and with an unlikely accomplice, took his first victory of the season. Lincoln jumped the gun at the start accompanied by William Howard Taft, who joined … Continue reading Video: Abe Lincoln finally cheats his way to presidents race victory

Video: Teddy Roosevelt claims his first victory of 2013 in Mother’s Day “Dizzy Bat Race”

Just one day after William Howard Taft notched his first-ever presidents race victory, the pressure was on for rival Teddy Roosevelt to prove that last year’s season-ending win was no fluke. Sunday’s Mothers Day game at Nationals Park featured pink bats for the players and the annual appearance by mascot Screech’s Mom, who looks suspiciously … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt claims his first victory of 2013 in Mother’s Day “Dizzy Bat Race”

Video: Taft notches his first-ever presidents race victory, beating Teddy at the wire

The recent spate of violence and cheating in the Nationals’ presidents race escalated Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park as Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and George Washington all got into the act. Thomas Jefferson took an early lead, but Abe Lincoln put a quick end to that by head butting the Sage of Monticello on the … Continue reading Video: Taft notches his first-ever presidents race victory, beating Teddy at the wire

Video: Abe Lincoln brings back the dirty tricks, George wins photo finish

“Honest” Abe Lincoln returned to familiar territory Friday night at Nationals Park, disrupting and otherwise clean race with dirty tricks directed at the winless Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Lincoln sat out the race, but emerged from the bullpen to put a body slam on Teddy and Bill to knock them out of contention. … Continue reading Video: Abe Lincoln brings back the dirty tricks, George wins photo finish

Video: George Washington thwarts Tigers with cinnamon again

After trotting out the cinnamon shakers to thwart the Tigers Wednesday night, Nationals Racing Presidents decided that another dose of cinnamon would continue to keep Detroit at bay. On Thursday afternoon, the presidents raced with cinnamon shakers once again, subscribing to the philosophy of Zack Galifianakis’ character Alan Garner from the movie The Hangover. Teddy … Continue reading Video: George Washington thwarts Tigers with cinnamon again

Video: Racing presidents recall “The Hangover,” George Washington assaults Taft with a cinnamon shaker

With the Detroit Tigers visiting Nationals Park for the first time Wednesday night, the racing presidents chose to trot out one of the most obscure cultural reference in their seven year history of obscure cultural references. In the fourth inning, the presidents attempted to throw off the Tigers by running a relay race in which … Continue reading Video: Racing presidents recall “The Hangover,” George Washington assaults Taft with a cinnamon shaker

Video: Nationals Racing Presidents in Pittsburgh vs the Racing Pierogies

For the sixth straight year, The Nationals racing presidents accompanied the team to Pittsburgh’s PNC Park to participate in the host team’s Great Pierogie Race. For the sixth straight year, the presidents came up short. The weekend’s antics included relay races and promising starts for the Nationals’ fab five. However, the presidents were once again … Continue reading Video: Nationals Racing Presidents in Pittsburgh vs the Racing Pierogies

Racing presidents, Nationals Park to be featured on finale of CBS’s The Amazing Race Sunday

CBS’s The Amazing Race will feature Nationals Park, the Nats’ racing presidents and mascot Screech, as the season finale takes place in Washington, DC. The episode was shot last December, and features a task in which participants are suspended from a zip wire stretching from the center field plaza to the top of the stadium, … Continue reading Racing presidents, Nationals Park to be featured on finale of CBS’s The Amazing Race Sunday