Yesterday’s presidents race auditions brought 55 finalists to the Washington Nationals former home, RFK stadium, to see if they had what it takes to don a giant president head and race from the outfield to home plate. Ian Koski at Nationals Pride put together a terrific little video highlighting the presidents race audition experience, and … Continue reading Presidents Race Auditions Video
The Washington Nationals have selected 50 finalists from the 120 applicants they received to become one of the 12-foot-tall racing presidents for the 2008 season. The presidents race finalists have been invited to the new Nationals Park for auditions on Monday, February 18. Presidents Day, of course. The finalists will be asked to demonstrate their … Continue reading Presidents Race Auditions – When Else? Presidents Day!
Parking at Nationals Park – The Real Tragedy As the inaugural presidents race at Nationals Park approaches, get ready to hear Stan Kasten shouting “Take Metro!” on every media outlet in town. Parking availability will be slim to none around the new Nationals Park. As somebody who used to leave his office at 6:30 by … Continue reading Parking at Nationals Park – The Real Tragedy
Have you ever wanted to don the Teddy Roosevelt costume and race in the Washington Nationals presidents race? The Washington Nationals Mascot Coordinator is now soliciting applications via the team’s web site. Applicants must be between 5’7″ and 6’6″ in height, able to run 100 yards wearing a 45 pound costume, and available for “at … Continue reading You can be in the presidents race
Two days after I tweaked Barry Svrluga’s photoblogging, he has taken notice of our little Let Teddy Win fan gear site. I don’t know whether I’d qualify today’s post at the Nationals Journal as an endorsement, but the Washington Post certainly gets a ton of exposure that lit up my in box this morning. Continue reading Finally, somebody noticed.
New Nationals Park In today’s Nationals Journal, Washington Post beat writer Barry Svrluga finally got to show off some photos from his recent tour of Nationals Park under construction. Unfortunately, the Washington Post’s blogging function doesn’t give Barry flexibility to let you see much detail. I also wish Barry had gone into some more of … Continue reading Nationals Park Photos
It’s been rumored that Stan Kasten is considering adding more presidents to the presidents race at Nationals Park in 2008. Could this be part of The Plan to make the team younger as they seek to build a champion? Teddy Roosevelt is currently the youngest of the racing presidents, but he was born 149 years … Continue reading The Washington Nationals Got Younger. Will They Be Better?
When I first saw the cozy right field dimensions of the new Nationals Park, my first thought was “if their averages don’t improve at least we’ll see more home runs from Ryan Church and Brian Schneider.” Well, today the Washington Nationals announced that they had traded Brian Schneider and Ryan Church to the New York … Continue reading Washington Nationals Trade All Their Left-Handed Starters
If you thought Teddy was the Washington Nationals’ ultimate lovable loser, think again. The team’s own Mike Bacsik has been nominated for Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated writer Lee Jenkins. Bacsik, the journeyman lefthander with a 5.46 career ERA, was one of several improbable starters for the 2007 Nationals, whose already-thin rotation was … Continue reading Mike Bacsik for Sportsman of the Year
Nationals Park is really taking shape. The seats and the turf are both almost completely installed, and the new high-definition scoreboard is almost completely in place (the gap in the center of the photo represents the last hole to be filled) . The giant curly W that sticks out from the Nationals Park scoreboard is … Continue reading Nationals Park
The presidents race rally signs have arrived and they look great! I promised a photo as soon as the finished product arrived, and here it is. This is not cheap cardboard sign. It’s made of flexible weatherproof vinyl, is printed on both sides, and will easily last through the entire presidents race season. In fact, … Continue reading Presidents Race rally signs are here.
Announcing the Presidents Race Videos page. Nats fans know that the presidents race is superior to all those other racing characters from around Major League Baseball. The theme is uniquely DC, the costumes are outrageous, and I doubt any sausage could ever captivate a city the way loveable Teddy has captured the hearts of Washington … Continue reading Presidents Race Videos
Here’s a photo of the new Let Teddy Win jersey that just arrived. My son wore it to school this week and to a fall festival today. He got tons of “great shirt” comments! This is the one that has the Teddy Roosevelt quote on the back: The quote reads: Far better it is to … Continue reading Let Teddy Win kids long sleeve jersey
I added this item to the Let Teddy Win Store just so I could order a couple of them for our cars. They just arrived and I put them on the cars this morning. I got the vinyl Let Teddy Win sign as well and it looks incredible! I will post photos shortly. Now if … Continue reading Honk if you want to Let Teddy Win the Presidents Race
I have to say I’m very excited about this new product. Today is the first day it could be ordered and I’ve put it up on letteddywin.com immediately because I know it’s going to be a big hit at Washington Nationals games. Just imagine waving these during the presidents race! The sign is 22 inches … Continue reading New Item: Let Teddy Win Signs