In baseball, you’re supposed to run out those grounders, because you never know what’s going to happen. Abe Lincoln gets that, which is one reason he leads the Nationals’ racing presidents in all-time victories. When another president fails to seal it at the finish, Lincoln is often the one to scavenge the win. On Sunday … Continue reading Video: When George Washington stumbles, Abe cleans up
Like several members of the Nationals, racing president Teddy Roosevelt had a game plan for Saturday, but tripped up on the execution. It was a beautiful day for baseball, with both the players and the racing presidents decked out in their patriotic jerseys for Memorial weekend at Nationals Park. But the sun did not shine … Continue reading GIF: Racing president Teddy Roosevelt tries to head butt Taft but misses badly
Friday night marked the anniversary of “Nellie” Taft’s death in 1943, and to memorialize the occasion with dignity, the 27th first lady popped out from a jack-in-the-box to spook the Nationals’ racing presidents and spur her husband William Howard Taft to victory. Perhaps the late Helen Louise Herron Taft was making her first appearance at … Continue reading GIF: Taft’s wife Nellie pops up to disrupt Nationals presidents race
The Washington Nationals announced that the long-awaited opening of the new flagship Nationals Park team store will arrive Tuesday night as the Nats open a homestand vs. the New York Yankees. Also opening Tuesday is the newest locally-themed concession, Virginia Country Kitchen, behind section 113 on the 3rd base side, serving buttermilk biscuit sandwiches, house … Continue reading Nationals Park to debut new team store and food concession Tuesday (menu)
After Bryce Harper’s walk-off home run Saturday, fans watched as pitcher Max Scherzer doused the outfielder with chocolate syrup, a ritual Scherzer created this season as an alternative to the traditional shaving cream pie in the face. Beginning Sunday at Nationals Park, any fan can have the opportunity to reproduce the feat, perhaps even as … Continue reading Fans at Nationals Park can now douse their own “HarpCake” with chocolate syrup
The pattern was hauntingly familiar during the fourth inning Saturday at Nationals Park. The mid-inning presidents race started with the season’s only winless president tripping all the others out of the gate, then running unopposed toward the finish line. Just as P.A. Announcer Jerome Hruska proclaimed “Nothing’s going to stop him now!,” a costumed cow … Continue reading GIF+Video: Beef Nachos Libre ambushes Tom — Is Jefferson the new Teddy?
Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa apparently provided inspiration for Thomas Jefferson and William Howard Taft Friday night as the Nationals resumed their homestand at Nationals Park. With two homers each, Harper and Espinosa teamed up to bring the hammer down on the Atlanta Braves. Jefferson and Taft don’t swing the bat, but did one better … Continue reading GIF: Thomas Jefferson and William Howard Taft clothesline Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt with a folding table