Posted on July 23, 2016 by Presidents Race Fan
WWE Wrestler Mike “The Miz” Mizanin is in DC for this weekend’s WWE Battleground at the Verizon Center, and so he paid a visit Friday night to Nationals Park to see the Nats open their home series vs. the San Diego Padres.
The Miz was intrigued by the racing presidents’ wrestling-inspired champions belt, and once he got his hands on it, decided to polish it up for the fourth inning presidents race.
Abe Lincoln and William Howard Taft were battling for the lead as the race entered its home stretch. That’s when The Miz, who’d been sitting in the front row of section 134 rooting for Teddy Roosevelt, decided to turn the newly-polished belt into a weapon, shining it in the direction of the presidents at the front of the pack, and temporarily blinding them.
Lincoln, Taft, Washington, and Jefferson all tried to shield their eyes, but their arms weren’t long enough to reach their giant heads; but Teddy Roosevelt kept his eyes on the finish line, and passed the field to take the tape.
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Posted on July 16, 2016 by Presidents Race Fan
It was hot enough to fry a pierogie at Nationals Park Friday night, which may be why for the first time since it opened in 2008, the Pittsburgh Pirates arrived in DC for a series but their racing pierogie mascots bowed out.
With the heat index hovering in the triple digits, Herbert Hoover didn’t even make it onto the field for the fourth inning race. Then sturdy George Washington, who took an early lead, fainted on the warning track.
One by one the racing presidents went down, until Teddy Roosevelt, who loved the tropics and preached about living “the strenuous life,” was the only man left standing.
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Posted on July 1, 2016 by Presidents Race Fan
A homestand packed with obscure celebrations continued Friday night as the Nats racing presidents celebrated National Handshake Day at Nationals Park.
Visiting president Herbert Hoover once again skipped the festivities as only Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Taft were on hand at the start of the fourth inning presidents race.
But Teddy Roosevelt was waiting along the first base line, stopping his fellow presidents to tell them about National Handshake Day and show each of them a secret handshake.
Of course, as soon as he offered his hand to William Howard Taft, Teddy pulled it back, psyched out his 1912 rival, and turned toward the finish line.
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