Fans blame Teddy Roosevelt for Nats playoff collapse

For six years from 2006 through 2012, Washington Nationals fans talked of The Curse of Teddy Roosevelt, and everybody knew what they meant: Teddy’s continued losses in the team’s presidents race were seen as a curse that kept the team from winning. But since the Rough Rider won his first-ever presidents race title this year, and extended …

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Video: Fans sacrifice rubber chicken, burn sage outside Nationals Park in advance of Game 3

As the Washington Nationals arrive in San Francisco with their backs to the wall in the National League Division Series playoffs, fans back home have taken matters into their own hands. Longtime Nats fan and self-titled “Rubber Chicken Man” Hugh Kaufman led a group of 14 fans in an impromptu gathering outside Nationals Park on … Continue reading Video: Fans sacrifice rubber chicken, burn sage outside Nationals Park in advance of Game 3

Videos: Teddy shows nunchuck skills, wins two presidents races during epic 18-inning playoff game

Among the many firsts in a night of firsts Saturday at Nationals Park, The Nats racing presidents held their first-ever postseason presidents race doubleheader, running a second race as NLDS Game 2 dragged into the night. In the fourth inning, Teddy entered the race late, coming out of the bullpen to trail the pack as … Continue reading Videos: Teddy shows nunchuck skills, wins two presidents races during epic 18-inning playoff game

Nats fans plan rubber chicken sacrifice for 5pm Sunday outside Nationals Park

Following Saturday’s epic 18-inning game 2 loss to the San Francisco Giants, a chicken will be sacrificed at 5pm today in front of the Nationals Park Center Field Gate. Longtime readers know that since 2005, Nationals fan “Rubber Chicken Man” Hugh Kaufman has sacrificed rubber chickens to “get rid of the bad juju” whenever the … Continue reading Nats fans plan rubber chicken sacrifice for 5pm Sunday outside Nationals Park

Video: Nats racing presidents dance to “Rock Your Body” by Justin Timberlake during race

The National League Division Series began Friday at Nationals Park, and the Nats’ racing presidents used the unusually long commercial break during the fourth inning to add a few dance moves to the regularly-scheduled presidents race. Teddy Roosevelt emerged from the bullpen to stop his fellow presidents, put down a boom box, and lead a … Continue reading Video: Nats racing presidents dance to “Rock Your Body” by Justin Timberlake during race