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

Nationals Racing Presidents visit the Greenspring Retirement CommunityNationals Racing Presidents visit the Greenspring Retirement CommunityIn 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 with the residents, and set up a makeshift course around the facility’s rec room, running what may have been the first presidents race indoor heat.

Abe Lincoln failed to make the appearance, but the absence of his chief nemesis proved no help to Roosevelt, who was clearly saving his energy for the official 2012 campaign.

Photos and video courtesy of the Washington Nationals

Video: Presidents race on ice skates in New York

Racing presidents on ice skatesFollowing 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 by jumping from the bench into the other three presidents, knocking the entire field to the ice.

Washington was declared the winner. Full video:

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Video: Teddy and George in Cupid’s Undie Run

As expected, Nationals racing presidents Teddy Roosevelt and George Washington participated in Saturday’s Cupid’s Undie Run to raise money for The Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Thankfully, they maintained their dignity.

Video courtesy of WTOP Radio:

Photo courtesy Flickr User thisisbossi

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.

Cupid's Undie Run, Washington DCThe 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. The forecast for race time is a balmy 44 degrees.

The race is scheduled to begin at 2:00pm from Pour House at 319 Pennsylvania Avenue SE and head towards Independence Avenue, then up 1st St SE. Spectators are welcome.

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2011 Photo: NFNet blog

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 Nationals Racing Presidents appear in The Washington Ballet production of The Nutcracker - by Theo Kossenas PhotographyThe clip features an interview with director Septime Webre, who praises Thomas Jefferson for his “confident, nuanced artistry,” George Washington for his “virtuosic high kicks,” and Teddy Roosevelt for his “sophisticated” port de bras, but when pressed, he confessed that the hero of San Juan Hill was the most difficult to work with.

“Teddy did throw a diva fit at a moment during rehearsal,” said Webre, “but I had to put him in line.”

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Photo by Theo Kossenas Photography via the Curly W Blog

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.

Racing Presidents in The Nutcracker

The Nationals racing presidents in last year's Washington Ballet production of "The Nutcracker" at the Warner Theatre

A Washington tradition, the Webre production stars George Washington as the Nutcracker, and features guest appearances by local celebrities throughout the season.

This will be the second year the presidents have appeared in the classic. This video from Mojo Factory Productions shows a behind-the-scenes glimpse of last year’s appearance, including an impressive arabesque by Abraham Lincoln:

Tickets are available at the historic Warner Theatre Box Office, or via Ticketmaster.

Video: Teddy distracted by giant Buffalo chicken wing

Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt is distracted by a Buffalo Bisons Chicken WingThe 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 the field, providing a distraction for Teddy, who went off course, giving George the unofficial victory.


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