George Washington leaves Nationals presidents race, returns on a bicycle

After stealing the Nationals’ first 2017 postseason presidents race on Friday, George Washington wasn’t taking any chances for Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday at Nationals Park. Another extra-long race (thanks to the national broadcast) appeared to leave Washington winded as the racing presidents approached center field, but it turned out to be yet …

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Teddy Roosevelt almost wins in the playoffs, but Nats grounds crew intervenes

The Washington Nationals hosted the first game of the National League Division Series vs. the Chicago Cubs Friday night at Nationals Park, and the nationally televised playoff game schedule helped the team toy with fans before once again preventing Teddy Roosevelt from winning his first presidents race of the season. The extra long commercial breaks … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt almost wins in the playoffs, but Nats grounds crew intervenes

Video: On National Lucky Penny Day, Teddy finds a penny , Abe steals it

The Nationals returned to DC to kick off a homestand on a rainy Tuesday night, and in keeping with tradition, the team’s racing presidents used the occasion to celebrate another obscure holiday. So fans who happened to know that it was National Lucky Penny Day would not have been surprised in the fourth inning, when … Continue reading Video: On National Lucky Penny Day, Teddy finds a penny , Abe steals it

Abe Lincoln scares Teddy Roosevelt away on National Paranormal Day

Washington Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt let his frustration show Tuesday night, attempting to steal his first victory of the season by diverting George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to run in the wrong direction. But when Teddy took off on his own for the finish line on what turns out to be National Paranormal Day, Abraham … Continue reading Abe Lincoln scares Teddy Roosevelt away on National Paranormal Day

Video: Chaos reigns as visiting mascots assault racing presidents, Easter Bunny tackles Teddy Roosevelt, and Screech takes the tape

Two Nationals Park traditions literally collided on Sunday as the Washington Nationals celebrated Screech’s birthday with guest appearances by area mascots, and also celebrated Easter with an appearance by a certain bunny. Each had a history of interfering with the fourth inning presidents race, but never on the same day. What followed wasn’t pretty. When … Continue reading Video: Chaos reigns as visiting mascots assault racing presidents, Easter Bunny tackles Teddy Roosevelt, and Screech takes the tape

Nats racing presidents return to old ways, robbing Teddy Roosevelt of victory to kick off 2017 season

It was just like old times, and not in a good way. Baseball’s opening day is known as a time of hope, when records are wiped clean and fans look to the future with optimism. But in the season’s inaugural presidents race Monday at Nationals Park, it seemed like 2012 all over again. Nats fans … Continue reading Nats racing presidents return to old ways, robbing Teddy Roosevelt of victory to kick off 2017 season

Video: Jefferson slams Teddy Roosevelt into the stands as Nationals attempt to quell curse talk

The Nationals can’t seem to win — and not just division series. Faced with relentless criticism about an alleged curse of Teddy Roosevelt, the team responded by having Teddy win every playoff presidents race from 2012 to 2014 through last week’s Game 1. When that didn’t work out so well, they shifted gears and plotted a victory for … Continue reading Video: Jefferson slams Teddy Roosevelt into the stands as Nationals attempt to quell curse talk

Video: Secret Service attacks racing presidents on National Teddy Bear Day

It’s presumed that the Secret Service is supposed to protect our presidents, but on Friday night at Nationals Park, the Nats’ mascot handlers, who wear “Secret Service” jerseys, conspired with racing president Teddy Roosevelt to take out the competition. It was National Teddy Bear Day, and so as the race began from center field, Roosevelt … Continue reading Video: Secret Service attacks racing presidents on National Teddy Bear Day

Thomas Jefferson swings a big book on National Read A Book Day

Thomas Jefferson didn’t seem clear on the concept. Tuesday was National Read A Book Day, and so when the Washington Nationals presidents race began, it stood to reason that the Sage of Monticello, who started the Library of Congress with a donation from his personal library, skipped the race to read a giant book in … Continue reading Thomas Jefferson swings a big book on National Read A Book Day

WWE wrestler The Miz shines the belt and temporarily blinds the Nationals racing presidents

WWE Wrestler Mike “The Miz” Mizanin is in DC for this weekend’s WWE Battleground at the Verizon Center, and so he paid a visit Friday night to Nationals Park to see the Nats open their home series vs. the San Diego Padres. The Miz was intrigued by the racing presidents’ wrestling-inspired champions belt, and once … Continue reading WWE wrestler The Miz shines the belt and temporarily blinds the Nationals racing presidents

Video: Racing presidents match team’s 16-inning insanity with 20-mascot melee and a presidents race first

Sunday’s 16-inning marathon victory by the Nationals over the Minnesota Twins is already  being memorialized as one of the most epic and topsy-turvy games in Nats history, so it’s understandable that the game overshadowed what was also an epic and historic day in the pantheon of presidents races. It was the annual “Kids Opening Day,” … Continue reading Video: Racing presidents match team’s 16-inning insanity with 20-mascot melee and a presidents race first

Video: Teddy Roosevelt rides bicycle to presidents race victory on Earth Day

The Nationals returned to DC Friday night to kick off a series vs. the Minnesota Twins, and Teddy Roosevelt got the homestand started with his second presidents race victory of the season. Wearing their patriotic uniforms for one of several military appreciation nights this season, four racing presidents jumped out of the centerfield gate on … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt rides bicycle to presidents race victory on Earth Day

Teddy Roosevelt pulls the rug out from racing presidents on opening day

On a blustery opening day at Nationals Park, Teddy Roosevelt sent a message to his fellow Nats racing presidents, pulling a new trick out of his sleeve to run away with the first presidents race of the 2016 season. The commanders-in-chief were greeted by a new Nats HD introduction video, after which Roosevelt appeared first … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt pulls the rug out from racing presidents on opening day

Video: Nats racing presidents pay tribute to Yogi Berra

The Washington Nationals racing presidents paid tribute to baseball great Yogi Berra during Wednesday night’s presidents race at Nationals Park, peppering the play-by-play with well-known quotes from the hall-of-famer who died yesterday at the age of 90. The Yankee great was a 3-time league MVP, 18-time All-Star and 10-time World Series champion, but was best … Continue reading Video: Nats racing presidents pay tribute to Yogi Berra

Martha Washington knocks out five racing presidents with her purse

Martha Washington made yet another appearance during the Nationals Presidents race on Labor Day, and once again, the beneficiary was husband George. This time, Martha appeared from the Nationals bullpen and swung her purse at each of George’s opponents as they approached the right field turn. It was Martha’s fifth appearance this season, and while … Continue reading Martha Washington knocks out five racing presidents with her purse