I’m not going away, but it seems like the right time to hang up the pen. Continue reading Teddy won. So did the Nats. Time to change the blog.
Nationals Park is hosting its first World Series game Friday, and the national spotlight on all things Nats has never been brighter. So when the fourth inning arrives, if the team knows what’s good for them, they’ll make sure Teddy Roosevelt wins the presidents race. The superstitious among us will point to Teddy’s season trajectory, … Continue reading We’re about to have a World Series presidents race, and Teddy needs to win
An hour into Tuesday’s NL Wild Card game at Nationals Park, as Max Scherzer was completing his 4th inning on the mound, the stadium’s emergency alert system malfunctioned. Alarms blared in the press box, and the stadium’s PA system went silent. For baseball purists, it was a rare opportunity to temporarily enjoy the sounds of … Continue reading Wild indeed! Nats “Lose Control” of PA system during NL Wild Card game, run presidents race in silence, and Brittney saves the day
This week marked the publication of an excellent new book on Teddy Roosevelt and his relationship with American sports and fitness. The 329-page volume The Strenuous Life: Theodore Roosevelt and the Making of the American Athlete is a lively account of how a sickly child became obsessed with athletic and fitness, carried that obsession into the White … Continue reading In new book, professor argues that Nats should never let Teddy Roosevelt win again. Wait. What?
The Washington Nationals’ historically busy offseason has drawn much attention in baseball circles for GM Mike Rizzo’s high-profile signings and trades that addressed every perceived area of need on the field. But fans heading to Nationals Park beginning next week are advised to turn their attention off the field for a moment and take note … Continue reading Heading to Nationals Park in 2019? Download these new apps first.
The Washington Nationals revealed their 2019 promotion/giveaway schedule today (weeks earlier than usual), featuring a bump in the number of popular bobblehead dolls that so many fans look forward to annually. After offering only three bobbleheads two years ago, the team has equaled it’s historical high of seven bobblehead giveaways, including first-ever bobbleheads for outfielders Juan … Continue reading New food, seven bobbleheads, and the return of fireworks highlight Nationals changes and promotion schedule for 2019
DCist today published a wonderful Oral History of the Nationals Racing Presidents, lovingly curated by intrepid journalist Matt Blitz. including a first-ever formal admission by a team official that the fix was in for Teddy Roosevelt. Blitz tells the history of the presidents race through interviews with many of the people behind the scenes and involved … Continue reading From DCist: An Oral History of the Nationals racing presidents, and a major first admission of conspiracy