Video: Taft slams Teddy into the wall, Roosevelt calls for revenge

The drama Friday night at Nationals Park wasn’t limited to Michael A. Taylor’s tenth inning heroics. Presidents race newcomer Calvin Coolidge won his third straight race, thanks to interference from the other “new” racing president, William Howard Taft. Teddy Roosevelt held the lead out of the starting gate and looked to be cruising to victory, …

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Video: Martha Washington trap stops Teddy’s presidents race motorcade

Saturday night’s presidents race brought the sort of complicated story line that leaves many in the Nationals Park stands scratching their heads. But that’s why we’re here. As all good presidential historians know, Saturday marked the 113th anniversary of the day Teddy Roosevelt became the first president to make a public appearance in an automobile. … Continue reading Video: Martha Washington trap stops Teddy’s presidents race motorcade

Video: Martha Washington knocks out five racing presidents with one swing, George wins

A bearded Martha Washington showed up for the Nats’ presidents race Monday night at Nationals Park and wielded a giant lollipop to knock out her husband’s five foes with one mighty blow. Celebrating both the 46th anniversary of the moon landing and National Lollipop Day (who knew?), the first first “lady” handed out lollipops to … Continue reading Video: Martha Washington knocks out five racing presidents with one swing, George wins

Video: Abe Lincoln enlists Ant Man to knock out Nats’ presidents race competition

The Nationals presidents race has a history of borrowing from popular culture. Friday was the release date for the feature film Ant Man, and racing president Abraham Lincoln wasted no time jumping on the summer blockbuster bandwagon, recruiting the diminutive superhero to help eliminate his competition. “Honest” Abe emerged first from the tunnel for the … Continue reading Video: Abe Lincoln enlists Ant Man to knock out Nats’ presidents race competition

Full video: Calvin Coolidge cheats, shoves Teddy Roosevelt to win his first Nationals presidents race

It took Teddy Roosevelt 526 tries to win his first presidents race. On Friday night at Nationals Park, the Nationals’ newest racing president made his debut and stole victory number one from his fellow Republicans. Calvin Coolidge got a late start to his inaugural presidents race, but after making a dramatic entrance, our 30th president … Continue reading Full video: Calvin Coolidge cheats, shoves Teddy Roosevelt to win his first Nationals presidents race

Video: Taft teams with Pittsburgh racing pierogies to attack fellow presidents

For those who ever wondered whether racing president William Howard Taft was loyal to the home team, any doubt was removed Friday night at Nationals Park. With the Pittsburgh Pirates in town, Taft missed the start of the fourth inning presidents race, instead waiting near the finish line to wave in an onslaught of racing … Continue reading Video: Taft teams with Pittsburgh racing pierogies to attack fellow presidents

GIF: Taft’s wife Nellie pops up to disrupt Nationals presidents race

Friday night marked the anniversary of “Nellie” Taft’s death in 1943, and to memorialize the occasion with dignity, the 27th first lady popped out from a jack-in-the-box to spook the Nationals’ racing presidents and spur her husband William Howard Taft to victory. Perhaps the late Helen Louise Herron Taft was making her first appearance at … Continue reading GIF: Taft’s wife Nellie pops up to disrupt Nationals presidents race

GIF: Thomas Jefferson and William Howard Taft clothesline Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt with a folding table

Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa apparently provided inspiration for Thomas Jefferson and William Howard Taft Friday night as the Nationals resumed their homestand at Nationals Park. With two homers each, Harper and Espinosa teamed up to bring the hammer down on the Atlanta Braves. Jefferson and Taft don’t swing the bat, but did one better … Continue reading GIF: Thomas Jefferson and William Howard Taft clothesline Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt with a folding table

Video: Nats Racing presidents leave Taft behind in RFK throwback race

Before 2008, when the racing presidents moved to Nationals Park, the Nats’ fledgling fourth inning race started from RFK Stadium’s right field corner. On Tuesday night, the presidents continued their season-long tribute to ten years of National history as the original four presidents — Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt — started the race once again … Continue reading Video: Nats Racing presidents leave Taft behind in RFK throwback race

Taft recruits rats from National Opera to ambush his fellow racing presidents

Whether William Howard Taft is a rat may be subject to debate, but Saturday left no doubt whether the newest racing president hangs out with them. After Taft won his second race on Friday, his fellow racing presidents decided they needed to put the Big Chief in his place, and so on Saturday afternoon at … Continue reading Taft recruits rats from National Opera to ambush his fellow racing presidents

GIF: The Easter Bunny tackles Teddy Roosevelt on Opening Day

Hope and anticipation were in the air Monday at Nationals Park, as a sellout crowd of over 42,000 fans came to see new ace Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals open their 2015 campaign. Sadly, Scherzer’s masterful outing was wasted, as defensive miscues made some in attendance wonder whether things really would be different this … Continue reading GIF: The Easter Bunny tackles Teddy Roosevelt on Opening Day

Video: In a first, Nationals presidents race goes to replay review, Lincoln robs Teddy of title

The Nationals racing presidents entered the penultimate regular season race of 2014 on Saturday with four-time champion Abraham Lincoln on a tear. Lincoln, the all-time winningest racing president, had been dominated most of the season by Teddy Roosevelt, the perennial loser who came into the season with an all-time regular season record of 12-595 (yes, … Continue reading Video: In a first, Nationals presidents race goes to replay review, Lincoln robs Teddy of title

Videos: Abe Lincoln enlists Secret Service to cheat his way into a tie with Teddy Roosevelt

With a win Friday afternoon at Nationals Park, the Nats clinched home field advantage through the playoffs, but Teddy Roosevelt’s magic number stayed stuck at one, as “Honest” Abe Lincoln cheated his way to two victories in the day-night doubleheader, pulling into a tie with Teddy Roosevelt atop the presidents race standings. The afternoon game … Continue reading Videos: Abe Lincoln enlists Secret Service to cheat his way into a tie with Teddy Roosevelt

GIF: Abe Lincoln wins presidents race in a tutu

Abraham Lincoln wore a Tutu during Tuesday night’s presidents race at Nationals Park, and with a little help, the Illinois Rail Splitter opened the final homestand of the season by stealing his fourth straight victory. Lincoln wore the tutu along with a paint-stained t-shirt to promote the upcoming Color Run this weekend at Nationals Park. … Continue reading GIF: Abe Lincoln wins presidents race in a tutu