Weekend Videos: Pac-Man eats the racing presidents, cherry turnovers and more

The Nationals racing presidents put on a show for Nationals Park fans over the weekend, first passing out free food during Friday night’s race, then going all-in to to join in the team’s “80s night” celebration on Saturday. Friday, as it turns out, was National Cherry Turnover Day. Never ones to miss out on an …

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Video: Calvin Coolidge’s pet raccoon disrupts presidents race

Calvin Coolidge’s pet raccoon Rebecca made her first appearance at Nationals Park Thursday by disrupting the fourth inning presidents race and helping Calvin to victory. The raccoon was adopted as a pet by first lady Grace Coolidge in 1926, after she saved the raccoon from being served for Thanksgiving dinner. If tweets by Teddy are … Continue reading Video: Calvin Coolidge’s pet raccoon disrupts presidents race

Video: Martha Washington trap stops Teddy’s presidents race motorcade

Saturday night’s presidents race brought the sort of complicated story line that leaves many in the Nationals Park stands scratching their heads. But that’s why we’re here. As all good presidential historians know, Saturday marked the 113th anniversary of the day Teddy Roosevelt became the first president to make a public appearance in an automobile. … Continue reading Video: Martha Washington trap stops Teddy’s presidents race motorcade

Video: Fans watch Teddy Roosevelt and the Nats racing presidents whip, watch them nae nae

The Nationals racing presidents returned to DC in style Friday night, kicking off the Nats’ latest homestand by dancing to Silentó’s Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) during the fourth inning presidents race. The race began with Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Taft and Coolidge emerging from the usual starting gate, but Teddy Roosevelt emerged from the bullpen carrying a … Continue reading Video: Fans watch Teddy Roosevelt and the Nats racing presidents whip, watch them nae nae

Video: MASN’s Dan Kolko reports from inside a racing president costume

Ever wonder what it’s like to be in the Nationals’ presidents race? After donning the Thomas Jefferson costume Friday night in response to a challenge by Nats’ manager Matt Williams, MASN sideline reporter Dan Kolko has created the best insider chronicle yet of the true racing president experience. The segment aired on Saturday’s Nats Xtra … Continue reading Video: MASN’s Dan Kolko reports from inside a racing president costume

Video: Teddy runs out stadium door, loses presidents race

Teddy Roosevelt took a lead into the home stretch of Thursday’s presidents race at Nationals Park, but ran off the field through an open gate, giving Thomas Jefferson the win. The Nationals’ presidents race ran in a novel route Thursday afternoon, starting in left field foul territory, and racing for the first time ever towards … Continue reading Video: Teddy runs out stadium door, loses presidents race

Video: Teddy Roosevelt turns Abe Lincoln into a giant Chia Pet

Over 37,500 fans were on hand Wednesday night for Jayson Werth Chia Pet night at Nationals Park, and as is often the case for such special promotions, the racing presidents joined in on the fun. Before the start of the fourth inning presidents race, Teddy Roosevelt appeared along the outfield warning track, wearing a magician’s … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt turns Abe Lincoln into a giant Chia Pet

Video: MASN calls it for Abe Lincoln but Teddy Roosevelt sneaks away with the win

The Nationals’ racing presidents opened a homestand Monday night at Nationals Park with a fourth inning brawl-fest, as Calvin Coolidge shoved William Howard Taft, then got rammed himself by George Washington before they even reached the right field bullpen. The pushing and shoving extended to the home stretch, where Teddy Roosevelt pulled away, then turned … Continue reading Video: MASN calls it for Abe Lincoln but Teddy Roosevelt sneaks away with the win

Fans plan public chicken sacrifice for 5:00pm Tuesday at Nationals Park

Fans showing up to Nationals Park two hours before first pitch Tuesday night will get a little extra for their money. Hugh Kaufman, aka the Nationals’ “Rubber Chicken Man,” will be leading a group of fans through the Kaporos ritual outside the centerfield gate, sacrificing a rubber chicken to “ward off the bad juju” that has … Continue reading Fans plan public chicken sacrifice for 5:00pm Tuesday at Nationals Park