Video: Racing presidents moonwalk in tinfoil helmets for visiting astronaut Kjell Lindgren

In his recent 5 month stint aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Kjell Lindgren likely never saw anything as alien-looking as the sight that greeted him at the presidents race finish line Tuesday night at Nationals Park. Lindgren is in D.C. this week to speak about his mission and promote space travel to the next generation of astronauts, …

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Video: Racing presidents match team’s 16-inning insanity with 20-mascot melee and a presidents race first

Sunday’s 16-inning marathon victory by the Nationals over the Minnesota Twins is already  being memorialized as one of the most epic and topsy-turvy games in Nats history, so it’s understandable that the game overshadowed what was also an epic and historic day in the pantheon of presidents races. It was the annual “Kids Opening Day,” … Continue reading Video: Racing presidents match team’s 16-inning insanity with 20-mascot melee and a presidents race first

Video: Nationals racing presidents survive Game of Thrones inspired sword fight

The Nationals’ racing presidents were inspired Sunday by Tanner Roark, who went medieval on the Minnesota Twins batters with fifteen strikeouts. Presidents race newcomer Herbert Hoover started the fourth inning race alone, pausing in front of the Nats HD scoreboard to catch a bit of the season premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones. When Herbie turned … Continue reading Video: Nationals racing presidents survive Game of Thrones inspired sword fight

Video: Teddy Roosevelt rides bicycle to presidents race victory on Earth Day

The Nationals returned to DC Friday night to kick off a series vs. the Minnesota Twins, and Teddy Roosevelt got the homestand started with his second presidents race victory of the season. Wearing their patriotic uniforms for one of several military appreciation nights this season, four racing presidents jumped out of the centerfield gate on … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt rides bicycle to presidents race victory on Earth Day

Video: Herbie Rides Again! Hoover keeps winning, draws complaints

When visiting racing president Herbert Hoover took the tape in his first Nationals president race Sunday, it seemed to be par for the course — a courtesy win for the new guy; but the tone got serious after Hoover took his second win Monday. “This is absurd,” tweeted Teddy Roosevelt. “Hoover must be stopped,” tweeted fellow … Continue reading Video: Herbie Rides Again! Hoover keeps winning, draws complaints

Video: Herbert “Herbie” Hoover wins first Nationals presidents race, fans share concerns about “reptilian” eyes

Just as visiting president Calvin Coolidge did last season, the Washington Nationals’ newest visiting racing president Herbert Hoover won in his first-ever appearance in the Nats’ presidents race. It was a day that began with Hoover making his debut appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, after which Hoover appeared in the Nationals Park centerfield plaza … Continue reading Video: Herbert “Herbie” Hoover wins first Nationals presidents race, fans share concerns about “reptilian” eyes

Video: Meet the Washington Nationals new racing president Herbert Hoover

The Washington Nationals introduced new racing president Herbert Hoover on Sunday morning’s episode of NBC’s Meet the Press. Hoover will join the presidents race beginning today at Nationals Park. As we detailed recently, Hoover gets the designation “visiting racing president,” since he is sponsored by the White House Historical Association. Hoover replaces Calvin Coolidge, who was … Continue reading Video: Meet the Washington Nationals new racing president Herbert Hoover

Nationals to introduce new racing president Herbert Hoover Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press

The Washington Nationals are expected to make a splash on Sunday with the introduction of a new racing president for 2016, Herbert Hoover. The 31st president will be revealed on national television by noted Nationals fan Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the Press. In mid-season 2015, the Nationals introduced a sixth racing president in the form … Continue reading Nationals to introduce new racing president Herbert Hoover Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press

Teddy Roosevelt pulls the rug out from racing presidents on opening day

On a blustery opening day at Nationals Park, Teddy Roosevelt sent a message to his fellow Nats racing presidents, pulling a new trick out of his sleeve to run away with the first presidents race of the 2016 season. The commanders-in-chief were greeted by a new Nats HD introduction video, after which Roosevelt appeared first … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt pulls the rug out from racing presidents on opening day

New safety netting, food, in-game entertainment, and racing presidents merch among changes at Nationals Park in 2016 (photos)

Washington Nationals fans and players gave several changes to the Nationals Park experience a test run on Friday as the Nationals played the first of two preseason exhibition games against the Minnesota Twins in advance of Monday’s season opener in Atlanta. Among the most talked-about changes was the new safety netting strung from section 116 to … Continue reading New safety netting, food, in-game entertainment, and racing presidents merch among changes at Nationals Park in 2016 (photos)