GIF: Teddy Roosevelt scares MLB with astronaut costume

Racing president Teddy Roosevelt celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing Sunday at Nationals Park by donning a makeshift astronaut helmet fashioned from tinfoil. The tactic helped propel Teddy to his 16th victory and an unprecedented July lead in the presidents race standings, but it apparently scared the folks at Major League Baseball, … Continue reading GIF: Teddy Roosevelt scares MLB with astronaut costume

Video: Teddy goes after George Washington, who returns the favor

It was not Teddy’s finest hour. In the first presidents race after the All Star break, Teddy Roosevelt came out swinging Friday night at Nationals Park, turning on his fellow presidents before they even finished coming out of the centerfield gate. The Rough Rider shoved George Washington to the ground, but failed to down his … Continue reading Video: Teddy goes after George Washington, who returns the favor

Video: Nationals Park grounds crew repeatedly pummels Chicago mascot during presidents race

The bear cub that attacked Teddy Roosevelt returned to Nationals Park Sunday afternoon, but ran into a buzz saw known as the Nats’ grounds crew. “LarQ the Bear” (a reference to the much maligned Cubs mascot Clark the Bear) was prepared to disrupt the fourth inning race once again when the Nationals grounds crew emerged … Continue reading Video: Nationals Park grounds crew repeatedly pummels Chicago mascot during presidents race

Video: Bear cub attacks Teddy Roosevelt in the outfield

The beating that Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals put on the Chicago Cubs Saturday afternoon was nothing compared to the grizzly scene that played out in the fourth inning presidents race at Nationals Park. With Teddy Roosevelt in the early lead, an orange, oversized bear cub came running from the home bullpen and shoved … Continue reading Video: Bear cub attacks Teddy Roosevelt in the outfield

Video: George Washington leads a July 4th Parade at Nationals Park

When baseball returned to Washington DC, Major League Baseball established an annual tradition of playing a morning baseball game on Independence Day in the nation’s capital. For the first several years of the Nationals’ presidents race, it was also an annual tradition for the writer of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, to lead the … Continue reading Video: George Washington leads a July 4th Parade at Nationals Park