Videos: Racing president Thomas Jefferson (as Rey) wins Nats’ Star Wars Day lightsaber battle

Saturday was Star Wars Day at Nationals Park, and after just three seasons, a couple of traditions have clearly been established: the fourth inning presidents race will end in an epic lightsaber battle, and Thomas Jefferson will be in drag. Teddy Roosevelt (Chewbacca) and Abe Lincoln (Finn) jumped out to an early lead before being …

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Video: Abe Lincoln tricks the racing presidents on National Paper Airplane Day

If learning about obscure holidays is your thing, there are worse places to start than the Nats’ presidents race. During Friday night’s fourth inning, fans at Nationals Park learned that it was National Paper Airplane Day when master trickster Abe Lincoln interrupted the race to toss a paper airplane with his fellow presidents. Lincoln stopped … Continue reading Video: Abe Lincoln tricks the racing presidents on National Paper Airplane Day

Racing presidents scramble on National Scavenger Hunt Day

The Nationals racing presidents found another obscure holiday to celebrate Wednesday at Nationals Park, running a scavenger hunt for the fourth inning presidents race as a tribute to National Scavenger Hunt Day. What looked like chaos to most in the stands was actually a hunt for the hidden checkered flag. George Washington found it and … Continue reading Racing presidents scramble on National Scavenger Hunt Day

Video: On National Lucky Penny Day, Teddy finds a penny , Abe steals it

The Nationals returned to DC to kick off a homestand on a rainy Tuesday night, and in keeping with tradition, the team’s racing presidents used the occasion to celebrate another obscure holiday. So fans who happened to know that it was National Lucky Penny Day would not have been surprised in the fourth inning, when … Continue reading Video: On National Lucky Penny Day, Teddy finds a penny , Abe steals it

Abe Lincoln scares Teddy Roosevelt away on National Paranormal Day

Washington Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt let his frustration show Tuesday night, attempting to steal his first victory of the season by diverting George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to run in the wrong direction. But when Teddy took off on his own for the finish line on what turns out to be National Paranormal Day, Abraham … Continue reading Abe Lincoln scares Teddy Roosevelt away on National Paranormal Day