Posted on August 22, 2015 by Presidents Race Fan
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.
Accordingly, the Bull Moose made a grand entrance for the fourth inning race, standing aboard a motorcade and waving to the crowd as the other presidents jogged behind.
But alas for Teddy, a trap had been set by none other than Martha Washington, who played the damsel in distress by her scooter, which had apparently broken down in the middle of the warning track.
The roadblock stopped the motorcade, as as the other presidents all bent over to help, Martha and husband George took off for the finish line.
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Posted on July 20, 2015 by Presidents Race Fan
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 fans in the front row of section 134A while the racing presidents engaged in a relatively slow-paced race around the warning track.
As the presidents approached the finish line, George Washington shrewdly pulled back. That’s when “Martha” reached into the stands and grabbed a giant lollipop.
William Howard Taft had a slight lead over Tom, Abe, Teddy, and Calvin, but the first first “lady” turned and swung the giant lollipop right into him, causing a presidential chain reaction, ensuring victory for the trailing founding father.
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Posted on July 18, 2015 by Presidents Race Fan
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 fourth inning race wearing his black formal suit usually reserved for Sunday races and sporting an unusual bulge on his back.
No sooner had the five other racing presidents followed wearing their white home uniforms, then Ant Man emerged from under Lincoln’s cape.
The action star proceeded to chase after each of the racing presidents and knock them out one by one with flying leaps.
He caught Teddy Roosevelt last and wrestled him to the ground, then escorted Lincoln across the finish line.
Video below featuring the race as called by Nats PA announcer Jerome Hruska, followed by our finish line video.
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Posted on July 3, 2015 by Presidents Race Fan
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 charged hard from the back of pack.
“Silent Cal” shoved Abraham Lincoln aside, then caught up to Teddy Roosevelt just as the Rough Rider was about to cross the finish line.
That’s when Coolidge violently pushed Roosevelt to the ground.
The presidents race field definitely just got a little more crowded.
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Posted on June 19, 2015 by Presidents Race Fan
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 pierogies from Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.
Taft then sent the interlopers after his fellow presidents, and it wasn’t pretty.
Bacon Burt missed Jefferson, but Sauerkraut Saul was right behind him and managed to take out TJ with a nifty spinning move.
Oliver Onion finished George Washington and Cheese Chester took out Abraham Lincoln, which left Potato Pete, who has a history with Teddy Roosevelt, to knock out his nemesis.
Jalapeño Hannah stayed out of the melee but ushered the traitor Taft across the finish line.
This was the eighth year that the pierogies have visited Nationals Park, but the first time six made the trip. We should expect more antics from the visiting dumplings this weekend.
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Posted on May 22, 2015 by Presidents Race Fan
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 Nationals Park to check out the Cherry Blossoms. After all, it was Mrs. Taft who arranged for the planting of the 3,020 Japanese cherry trees that grace the Washington, DC Tidal Basin.
The victory by husband Bill moved the Chief Justice into a first place tie with Abe Lincoln in the season standings.
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Posted on May 8, 2015 by Presidents Race Fan
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 by bringing a folding table onto the field.
With the presidents running toward the left field side for the second night in a row, Tom and Bill teamed up to slam the table into Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt.
Taft took the win to move within one win of Abe in the standings.
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