Behind the scenes with the genius behind the Nats Star Wars Day Racing Presidents costumes

Washington Post intern Lauren Loftus has published a wonderful behind-the-scenes profile of the genius behind the customized racing presidents costumes from Sunday’s Star Wars Day promotion at Nationals Park. Longtime readers know that the Nationals’ racing presidents were built by Randy Carfagno Productions in New York City, but when Star Wars costumes, wigs, astronaut helmets, … Continue reading Behind the scenes with the genius behind the Nats Star Wars Day Racing Presidents costumes

Video: Martha Washington knocks out five racing presidents with one swing, George wins

A bearded Martha Washington showed up for the Nats’ presidents race Monday night at Nationals Park and wielded a giant lollipop to knock out her husband’s five foes with one mighty blow. Celebrating both the 46th anniversary of the moon landing and National Lollipop Day (who knew?), the first first “lady” handed out lollipops to … Continue reading Video: Martha Washington knocks out five racing presidents with one swing, George wins

Photos & Video from Star Wars Day at Nationals Park: Jedi Knights, stormtroopers, an epic battle between costumed racing presidents, and Teddy Roosevelt dressed as a Wookie

Sunday was the first Star Wars Day at Nationals Park. The Nats transformed every aspect of the fan experience into an intergalactic voyage, but the hit of the day by far was the Nationals’ racing presidents, who dressed as characters from the movies and were swarmed by the sellout crowd wherever they went. Despite the … Continue reading Photos & Video from Star Wars Day at Nationals Park: Jedi Knights, stormtroopers, an epic battle between costumed racing presidents, and Teddy Roosevelt dressed as a Wookie

Nationals Park introduces Pepe Food Truck by chef José Andrés

The Nationals’ debuted another new local food option for fans at Nationals Park with the introduction of Pepe Food Truck by celebrity Spanish chef José Andrés. The truck, named “favorite truck in all of Washington” by Washingtonian Magazine, made its debut inside the right field plaza outside the new team store on Friday night. Like … Continue reading Nationals Park introduces Pepe Food Truck by chef José Andrés

Video: Abe Lincoln enlists Ant Man to knock out Nats’ presidents race competition

The Nationals presidents race has a history of borrowing from popular culture. Friday was the release date for the feature film Ant Man, and racing president Abraham Lincoln wasted no time jumping on the summer blockbuster bandwagon, recruiting the diminutive superhero to help eliminate his competition. “Honest” Abe emerged first from the tunnel for the … Continue reading Video: Abe Lincoln enlists Ant Man to knock out Nats’ presidents race competition

Who to root for in the Nationals’ presidents race? Fangraphs breaks it down

For everybody who ever claimed “the Nationals always lose when Teddy wins,” the baseball stat geeks over at FanGraphs have attempted to create the definitive analysis of who to root for in the Nats’ presidents race. Using data compiled here at the Let Teddy Win blog, sports reporter Zachary Abate has analyzed our data beginning … Continue reading Who to root for in the Nationals’ presidents race? Fangraphs breaks it down

Full video: Calvin Coolidge cheats, shoves Teddy Roosevelt to win his first Nationals presidents race

It took Teddy Roosevelt 526 tries to win his first presidents race. On Friday night at Nationals Park, the Nationals’ newest racing president made his debut and stole victory number one from his fellow Republicans. Calvin Coolidge got a late start to his inaugural presidents race, but after making a dramatic entrance, our 30th president … Continue reading Full video: Calvin Coolidge cheats, shoves Teddy Roosevelt to win his first Nationals presidents race