Posted on August 25, 2016 by Presidents Race Fan
Nats racing president Teddy Roosevelt spent the day on the National Mall Thursday, helping the National Park Service celebrate its 100th anniversary.
The same night at Nationals Park, the Park Service returned the favor by having park rangers on hand to helping Roosevelt take in the sights during the 4th inning presidents race.
Teddy snapped photos with his giant camera, then distracted his fellow presidents with the pictures so that he could break toward the finish line.
Teddy stole the win, but Olympic gold medal wrestler Helen Maroulis stole the show. The Rockville native had been holding the presidents race finish line, and won over the crowd by picking up the giant racing president in celebration after the race.
Photos: Washington Nationals
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Posted on March 30, 2016 by Presidents Race Fan
If you haven’t been following the Washington Nationals racing presidents on social media, this week wouldn’t be a bad time to start. Teddy Roosevelt and his big-headed compatriots are making daily appearances around the DC area as part of a countdown to opening day campaign, and giving prizes to folks who show up and share on social media. More importantly, following their “workouts” has been pretty entertaining (in between they’ve even been sharing some classic GIFs from this website).
The presidents have conducted workouts at the Lincoln Memorial, National Harbor, and Farragut Square, and made appearances at a DC United match, a Navy baseball game (where Abe picked up an endorsement from NJ governor Chris Christie), the White House Easter Egg Roll, and the Maryland Police Academy. On Thursday, they’ll be at TC Williams High School, and Sunday at a University of Maryland baseball game. In between, they’ll be holding exhibition races at Nationals Park on Friday and Saturday.
Photo:Joshua McKerrow/The Baltimore Sun
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Posted on January 28, 2015 by Presidents Race Fan
The Washington Nationals promotion/giveaway schedule — including the identities of the 2015 bobblehead days — will be revealed over the first ten weekdays of February by fans, with the help of racing president Teddy Roosevelt.
Each weekday from February 1st-13th between 11:00am and 1:00pm, Teddy Roosevelt will appear somewhere in the DC metropolitan area and tweet about his location. The first fans to find him each day and show him the tweet will find out the date of a promotional giveaway and get to make the announcement from their own Twitter accounts.
The Nationals announced the plan this morning via the team blog. Teddy can be followed @Teddy26Nats.
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Posted on October 31, 2013 by Presidents Race Fan
Teddy Roosevelt learned Thursday that Halloween is the one night of the year when a ten foot tall president at your door doesn’t surprise anybody.
The Rough Rider went trick or treating on Thursday night, accompanying young Nats fan Jake Lang and friends through Lang’s Potomac, Maryland neighborhood.
With a little help from Twitter, Lang’s Bryce Harper costume had won the fan vote in the Nationals’ Pic or Treat Halloween Costume Contest, with Teddy as the prize.
“We were far behind in the voting,” said Lang, “then I tweeted Bryce and his sister and they helped. I tweeted Holden on the radio and he helped. My family tweeted and put it on Facebook and my friends voted a lot.”
Teddy kept the spirits high despite a steady rain and a failure by most neighbors to recognize him. Watch as one after another fails to recognize the racing president, until he finally barges in on some Nats fans.
“It was so cool trick or treating with Teddy,” Jake added. I had a great time.”
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Posted on September 13, 2013 by Presidents Race Fan
It can’t get much dumber than Yahoo!’s Sports Friends, but when Jayson Werth and Joey Votto chat at first base about the racing presidents, we have to listen in.
The authors decided to make Werth look clueless by calling Alexander Hamilton a president. Of course, followers know better, as Jayson Werth has always been among the more prominent members of the Let Teddy Win movement.
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Posted on May 6, 2013 by Presidents Race Fan
For the sixth straight year, The Nationals racing presidents accompanied the team to Pittsburgh’s PNC Park to participate in the host team’s Great Pierogie Race. For the sixth straight year, the presidents came up short.
The weekend’s antics included relay races and promising starts for the Nationals’ fab five. However, the presidents were once again undone by overconfidence, distractions, and plain old Pierogie aggression.
On Friday, William Howard Taft held a sizeable lead, but stopped cold when the Pittsburgh Parrot appeared dangling a large pizza over the field. On Saturday, it was Teddy Roosevelt’s turn to run anchor. The Bull Moose dashed ahead on the anchor leg, but tripped after turning to taunt Cheese Chester. Chester leapt over the fallen Teddy to keep the presidents winless in Pittsburgh.
Videos: MASN and lfahome
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Posted on May 1, 2013 by Presidents Race Fan
CBS’s The Amazing Race will feature Nationals Park, the Nats’ racing presidents and mascot Screech, as the season finale takes place in Washington, DC.
The episode was shot last December, and features a task in which participants are suspended from a zip wire stretching from the center field plaza to the top of the stadium, and toss baseballs as they fly above the mascots on the diamond below.
The episode airs this coming Sunday night at 8:00pm. Preview below.
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