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George Washington leaves Nationals presidents race, returns on a bicycle

After stealing the Nationals’ first 2017 postseason presidents race on Friday, George Washington wasn’t taking any chances for Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday at Nationals Park. Another extra-long race (thanks to the national broadcast) appeared to leave Washington winded as the racing presidents approached center field, but it turned out to be yet … Continue reading George Washington leaves Nationals presidents race, returns on a bicycle

Teddy Roosevelt almost wins in the playoffs, but Nats grounds crew intervenes

The Washington Nationals hosted the first game of the National League Division Series vs. the Chicago Cubs Friday night at Nationals Park, and the nationally televised playoff game schedule helped the team toy with fans before once again preventing Teddy Roosevelt from winning his first presidents race of the season. The extra long commercial breaks … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt almost wins in the playoffs, but Nats grounds crew intervenes

Nationals Park to add specialty food items for 2017 playoffs

The Washington Nationals have added an extensive menu of fall specialty items to be available exclusively during the 2017 postseason beginning this Friday at Nationals Park. Here’s a rundown of what to expect, and where you can find it: The Fall Classic Grilled Cheese What is it: Grilled Cheese with braised short rib, baby arugula, pickled … Continue reading Nationals Park to add specialty food items for 2017 playoffs

Racing president Teddy Roosevelt completes his seventh winless season

There could not have been less drama in the 81st and final presidents race of the Washington Nationals’ 2017 regular season. Wearing their Sunday best, Teddy Roosevelt faded fast while George Washington pulled away to secure second place behind Thomas Jefferson in the final season standings. Sunday’s race capped the seventh completely winless regular season … Continue reading Racing president Teddy Roosevelt completes his seventh winless season

Bob Carpenter predicts a Teddy Roosevelt win in the playoffs

MASN play-by-play man Bob Carpenter thinks the end of Teddy Roosevelt’s losing streak is near, but color commentator F.P. Santangelo is not on the same page. “It’s only a guess on my part. I have no inside information,” Carpenter said on Thursday’s Washington Nationals game broadcast. “I don’t know what game,” he continued. “I think … Continue reading Bob Carpenter predicts a Teddy Roosevelt win in the playoffs

Video: Racing presidents attacked by Oktoberfest pretzels as Jefferson locks up first title since 2006

The Washington Nationals Celebrated Oktoberfest Friday night at Nationals Park, and the racing presidents got into the act, sporting their rarely-seen giant lederhosen for the fourth inning presidents race. The otherwise normal race was interrupted when Blonde Ale Blanche, a character dressed as one of the special beers the team was selling for Friday’s celebration, … Continue reading Video: Racing presidents attacked by Oktoberfest pretzels as Jefferson locks up first title since 2006

Washington Nationals Nickname Jerseys for MLB’s Players Weekend

The Washington Nationals kick off MLB “Players Weekend” Friday night at Nationals Park with alternate nickname jerseys for their unusual 4-game weekend series vs. the New York Mets. So you don’t get confused, here is your guide, including coaches: NUMBER NICKNAME PLAYER   1 El Lindo Wilmer Difo   2 Mouse Adam Eaton   3 Mikey … Continue reading Washington Nationals Nickname Jerseys for MLB’s Players Weekend

The Nats are halfway through the home season and Teddy Roosevelt hasn’t won a race, so the Loss-O-Meter returns.

Before the 2017 baseball season started, fans of the Nationals’ presidents race celebrated on social media when recent additions Taft, Coolidge, and Hoover were “retired” to the new Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. That meant a return to the original “Rushmore Four” who patrolled Nationals Park from 2006 through 2012. What fans didn’t anticipate was … Continue reading The Nats are halfway through the home season and Teddy Roosevelt hasn’t won a race, so the Loss-O-Meter returns.

Video: Teddy Roosevelt thinks the track is hot lava, takes a dive into the stands

The Nationals are on a roll after their west coast road trip, and didn’t skip a beat Thursday night as they returned to Nationals Park to beat the Orioles 6-1. Thomas Jefferson is also on a roll, picking up where he left off last homestand with an unconventional win in the fourth inning presidents race. … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt thinks the track is hot lava, takes a dive into the stands

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

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