Video: Racing Presidents in Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker

The Nationals racing presidents continued a three year old tradition on Thursday by appearing in The Washington Ballet’s annual production of Septime Webre’s The Nutcracker. The racing presidents took the stage one at a time to perform ballet’s famous Russian Dance, with Teddy Roosevelt making the final entrance and of course drawing the loudest applause … Continue reading Video: Racing Presidents in Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Presidents Race Gingerbread House at NIH

The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center is holding its Seventh Annual Gingerbread House Contest in its Bethesda headquarters, and alert reader Cindy Smith Clinton shared this photo of one notable entry — a DC Mall scene featuring Teddy Roosevelt winning a presidents race on the National Mall. The meticulously decorated gingerbread creation includes the … Continue reading Presidents Race Gingerbread House at NIH

Teddy loses to GMU Patriot. Crowd boos.

Teddy Roosevelt’s unprecedented post-season winning streak apparently doesn’t extend beyond the Nationals Park presidents race, but the Rough Rider’s popularity clearly does. The University of Virginia Cavaliers basketball team visited the George Mason Patriots Friday night, and the Patriot Center crowd was treated to a dance competition between Nationals racing presidents Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt … Continue reading Teddy loses to GMU Patriot. Crowd boos.

Teddy says retirement is out of the question

Still basking in the glow from Wednesday’s historic victory, Nationals mascot Teddy Roosevelt participated in a live online chat Friday with The Washington Post, and gave an emphatic denial to rumors of his retirement. “Retirement? RETIREMENT?,” the mascot wrote. “Let me make this clear, I will NOT be retiring anytime soon! The best is YET … Continue reading Teddy says retirement is out of the question

Photo: Racing presidents celebrate the 4th at the White House

One benefit of being a former president for the summer: Security clearance. For the second year in a row, the Nationals racing presidents joined president Barack Obama and his family for an Independence Day barbecue honoring military heroes and their families at the White House, joining other celebrities including country singer Brad Paisley (pictured). Photo: … Continue reading Photo: Racing presidents celebrate the 4th at the White House

Nationals racing presidents at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park

The racing presidents accompanied the Washington Nationals to Pittsburgh’s PNC Park this week, marking the fifth straight year the presidents have faced off with Pittsburgh’s racing pierogies. PNC Park has never been kind to the presidents — particularly Teddy Roosevelt, who famously got leveled there by Potato Pete in 2009. Perhaps that’s why he and … Continue reading Nationals racing presidents at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park

Video: Teddy fails to win at retirement community in final pre-season warmup

In a warm-up for Thursday’s home season opener at Nationals Park, Nationals racing presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Teddy Roosevelt ran a presidents race for residents Wednesday at the Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield, Virginia. While the residents enjoyed their lunch, George, Tom, and Teddy shot a few rounds of billiards, posed for pictures … Continue reading Video: Teddy fails to win at retirement community in final pre-season warmup

Video: Presidents race on ice skates in New York

Following Saturday’s racing president auditions, the Washington Nationals took to the road to bring the presidents to New York for their annual appearance at a New York Islanders Presidents Day hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. Donning ice skates, the four presidents raced around the ice until George slammed Teddy into the visitor’s bench. Teddy retaliated … Continue reading Video: Presidents race on ice skates in New York

Racing presidents to appear in Cupid’s Undie Run Saturday

The Washington Nationals racing presidents will participate in Saturday’s Cupid’s Undie Run, reports The Hill. The event is held annually on Valentine’s Day weekend, and raises money for The Children’s Tumor Foundation. Participants volunteer to strip down to their underwear and run 1.5 miles in usually-freezing cold weather, though this year’s participants are relatively lucky. … Continue reading Racing presidents to appear in Cupid’s Undie Run Saturday

Video: Racing presidents grace Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker despite backstage “diva fit” by Teddy

For your enjoyment this Christmas weekend, the Washington Nationals released a behind-the-scenes video from the racing presidents’ guest appearance earlier this month in The Washington Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the Warner Theatre. The clip features an interview with director Septime Webre, who praises Thomas Jefferson for his “confident, nuanced artistry,” George Washington for … Continue reading Video: Racing presidents grace Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker despite backstage “diva fit” by Teddy

Racing presidents to appear in Washington Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” December 14

The Washington Nationals’ own racing presidents will make a special return guest appearance in The Washington Ballet production of Septime Webre’s “The Nutcracker” at the Warner Theatre on Wednesday, December 14. A Washington tradition, the Webre production stars George Washington as the Nutcracker, and features guest appearances by local celebrities throughout the season. This will … Continue reading Racing presidents to appear in Washington Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” December 14

Video: Teddy distracted by giant Buffalo chicken wing

The Washington Nationals’ racing presidents were in Buffalo, New York Thursday night as the Nats’ AAA affiliate Syracuse Chiefs took on the Buffalo Bisons. The presidents’ exhibition appearance usurped Buffalo’s usual mid-game race between a chicken wing, celery, and blue cheese. With Roosevelt in the lead mid-race, the Bisons’ giant Buffalo chicken wing ran onto … Continue reading Video: Teddy distracted by giant Buffalo chicken wing

Full Video: Presidents Race Marriage Proposal at Nationals Park

This you have to watch. Twitter was all abuzz Wednesday after we told the story of the very lucky Jennie Kushlis, who’s fiance’, Matt Hendrickson, raced Teddy Roosevelt to win her affections. Here now is the incredible video of the whole thing, compiled for the couple by Emma Patti Photography. It’s pure joy: If you’d … Continue reading Full Video: Presidents Race Marriage Proposal at Nationals Park