A week of non-stop presidents race cheating continued this weekend at Nationals Park, with William Howard Taft taking a few lessons from long-time cheater Abe Lincoln. On Friday night, “Honest” Abe returned to old form, emerging from the bullpen to plow into Teddy Roosevelt mid-race. As Teddy tried to recover, Taft and Jefferson each piled … Continue reading Videos: Abe Lincoln returns to his cheating ways, and Taft takes notes
“Honest” Abe Lincoln returned to familiar territory Friday night at Nationals Park, disrupting and otherwise clean race with dirty tricks directed at the winless Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Lincoln sat out the race, but emerged from the bullpen to put a body slam on Teddy and Bill to knock them out of contention. … Continue reading Video: Abe Lincoln brings back the dirty tricks, George wins photo finish
In just the fifth home game of the young season, George Washington claimed his fourth presidents race win Wednesday night at Nationals Park. After sharing a relay race victory Tuesday, he and fellow founding father Thomas Jefferson remain the only racing presidents to have tasted victory in 2013. Yet somehow, the Nats continue to credit … Continue reading Video: George wins again, but who is Abe paying off?
Just one day after Abe Lincoln blatantly stole a race while riding a tricycle, the Great Emancipator was at it again. On Wednesday night at Nationals Park, the presidents ran a 2-wheel relay, with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson running the first leg aboard Segway personal transporters, and Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt running the … Continue reading Video: Abe beats Teddy again, this time both on bikes
Anyone who doubted the Nationals’ conspiracy against Teddy Roosevelt need only have witnessed the travesty on display at Nationals Park Tuesday night. No, it wasn’t the Henry Rodriquez wild pitch, or the back-to-back bases-loaded strikeouts in the tenth, or the excuse for pitching the Mets trotted out in extra innings. It was the blatant double … Continue reading Abe cheats on tricycle. Screech fails to disqualify him.
Racing Mark Grace may have never won the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Legends Race, but at least he can now claim a victory in the Washington Nationals presidents race. Despite being in the Nationals Park press box for Fox Sports Arizona, the Dbacks veteran and broadcaster failed to respond to a challenge from the racing presidents; so Honest … Continue reading Lincoln wins one for Mark Grace.
A day after issuing a challenge to Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt got his wish — a one-on-one grudge match vs. Abe on Sunday at Nationals Park. Well, almost. As George Washington and Thomas Jefferson sat on the sidelines, Teddy and Abe bolted from the centerfield gate for their first-ever mano-a-mano presidents race. The two exchanged … Continue reading Video: Teddy gets his grudge match, but is clotheslined by George and Tom
In the end, it was no contest. After a back and forth month in which both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson made strong runs at first place in the presidents race standings, back-to-back repeat champion Abraham Lincoln held off all challengers in the final race of the season, pulling away for a convincing victory and … Continue reading Lincoln holds off challengers to take his 3rd title as the Nationals racing presidents bid farewell to Stan Kasten
In today’s Baltimore Sun, Mark Greenbaum and David O’Leary argue that the Nationals poor record in the team’s short history is not due to the fact that Major League Baseball decimated the Expos organization and talent pool, but because Nationals Park is haunted by the ghost of John Wilkes Booth. Yes, it seems the the … Continue reading Another Curse against the Nats? Or just the reason Abe Lincoln gets away with cheating.
Thomas Jefferson took an early lead in the Nationals presidents race Friday night at Nationals Park and held onto the lead, showboating as he spun across the finish line. But it was Abe Lincoln who stole the show, veering off course at the last minute and drawing gasps as he plowed into the sponsor. The … Continue reading Abe Lincoln takes out the GEICO Gecko
The crowd at Nationals Park wasn’t paying too much attention during Saturday’s presidents race at Nationals Park. The race began just moments after Nats centerfielder Nyjer Morgan singlehandedly allowed an inside-the-park home run by throwing a fit instead of chasing after a ball he should have caught to end the Orioles 4th inning. One pitch … Continue reading Inspired by Nyjer Morgan, Abe throws a fit of his own
It was a beautiful night at Nationals Park, with a game time temperature of 73 degrees and a crowd of 17,153 on hand to watch a classic pitchers’ duel between the Nationals’ John Lannan and the Philadelphia Phillies’ Pedro Martinez. With the Nationals up 1-0 in the 4th inning and Lannan cruising through the World … Continue reading Teddy is disqualified for “Unauthorized Use of a Feline”
With Garrett Mock on the mound against the San Diego Padres, the Washington Nationals and Teddy Roosevelt followed similar patterns tonight at Nationals Park, barely getting out of the gate before blowing any chance they had for victory. Teddy quickly locked up his 250th consecutive presidents race loss when he collided with Thomas Jefferson at … Continue reading Presidents go down quickly, Teddy notches loss #250
The Washington Nationals starting pitching delivered another outstanding effort tonight as the Nationals road a superb outing by Craig Stammen to take the rubber match of the 3-game series vs. the New York Mets. Unfortunately, the effort appeared to offer little inspiration to racing president Teddy Roosevelt. Abe Lincoln showed his colors tonight, breaking away … Continue reading Nats pitching delivers again, Teddy does not
On a beautiful 4th of July afternoon at Nationals Park, the Washington Nationals enjoyed their third consecutive Independence Day victory behind a solid outing from pitcher John Lannan and a booming 300th career homer by Adam Dunn. The come-from-behind victory gave Nationals fans plenty to cheer about, and they did, easily drowning out the usual … Continue reading Abe abandons lead, jumps into the stands