Jefferson tricks his fellow presidents on National Camera Day

National Camera DayNational Camera Day Thomas JeffersonIt’s safe to say that most fans who came to Nationals Park to see the Nats sweep the New York Mets did not know that they were also celebrating National Camera Day; but when it comes to obscure celebrations, the Nats faithful can always count on the racing presidents.

On Wednesday night, it was Thomas Jefferson’s turn to educate the masses, and steal a victory in the process.

The Sage of Monticello stayed on the sidelines for the fourth inning race, but as the field approached the home stretch, TJ appeared from the stands holding a giant camera, and stopped his fellow presidents in front of section 134 to pose for a photo.

As the others primped and posed, Jefferson slowly backed up, then tossed the camera in the air and turned to dash for the finish line.

Video: Racing president Herbert Hoover gets blinded on National Sunglasses Day

Washington Presidents Race National Sunglasses Day Sun Thomas JeffersonWashington Presidents Race National Sunglasses DayThe Washington Nationals returned to DC Monday night to kick off a homestand vs. the New York Mets on — what else? — National Sunglasses Day. Of course, the racing presidents did not pass up the chance to celebrate.

Visiting president Herbert Hoover started the fourth inning race with a big lead, but had apparently forgotten his sunglasses.

Teddy, George, Abe, and Bill all trailed behind Herbie sporting colorful shades, when Thomas Jefferson appeared from the bullpen carrying a bright golden sun.

Herbie was blinded and stopped in his tracks as Teddy Roosevelt and the other presidents sped by.

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Video: Racing presidents commemorate George Washington’s 1775 appointment

George Washington Nationals Racing Presidents saluteGeorge Washington Nationals Racing President 1775On June 15, 1775, the country’s fledgling Continental Congress commissioned George Washington to be commander in chief on the Continental Army.

George Washington Nationals Racing Presidents race winOn Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park, the Nats racing presidents reenacted the event to commemorate its 241st anniversary.

With Herbert Hoover sitting out, Tom, Abe, Teddy and Bill started the race from the centerfield gate, but they were stopped by George Washington, who emerged from the bullpen dressed in his traditional period costume.

George proceeded to lead his colleagues in a series of military drills, culminating in a trick when he encouraged them to stand on one foot.

As the presidents tried balancing, George took off for the finish line.

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Video: Teddy Roosevelt Walks Like an Egyptian on 80s Night

Racing presidents walk like an Egyptian 80s NightRacing presidents walk like an Egyptian 80s Night Teddy RooseveltRacing presidents walk like an Egyptian 80s Night Teddy Roosevelt winsFans wore Expos t-shirts and received fanny packs on the way in. The Legwarmers warmed up the crowd. The scoreboard turned monochromatic amber and showed Pac Man graphics and Nats players as 80s icons. Bryce Harper walked up to the plate to the song “Endless Love.”

Yes, it was 80s night at Nationals Park; and in keeping with the fesitivites, the Nats racing presidents emerged for the fourth inning presidents race wearing their brightest 80s fashion.

Teddy Roosevelt wasn’t part of the starting lineup, but after the race had begun, the Hero of San Juan Hill met his fellow presidents on the warning track, stopping them mid-race and then pushing the play button on a giant boom box.

As the song “Walk Like an Egyptian” by the Bangles played over the Nationals Park sound system, George, Tom, Abe, and Bill stood back, allowing Roosevelt to mesmerize them with his best Egyptian dance moves.

Teddy then took off and walked like an Egyptian across the finish line.


Video: Denise Kloke

And the race as called on NatsHD by PA Announcer Jerome Hruska:

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