Posted on April 22, 2016 by Presidents Race Fan
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 foot; but they were soon followed by Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft aboard bicycles, presumably to promote bike riding for Earth Day.
Teddy lapped the field for an easy bike-assisted victory, and unlike Teddy’s pre-2013 days, the obvious advantage was overlooked and he was not disqualified.
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Posted on April 7, 2016 by Presidents Race Fan
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 from the center field gate. Teddy laid a welcome rug out for his fellow presidents, but as they entered the field, he pulled the rug out from under them, causing an outfield pile up.
Teddy dashed ahead unopposed, celebrating as he crossed the finish line. For now, Roosevelt can enjoy the rare distinction of being undefeated atop the presidents race standings.
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Posted on September 24, 2015 by Presidents Race Fan
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.
Abe Lincoln is remninded that 90% of the presidents race is mental. The other half is physical.
The Yankee great was a 3-time league MVP, 18-time All-Star and 10-time World Series champion, but was best known over the years for his malapropisms, which Nats PA announcer Jerome Hruska peppered into Wednesday’s play-by-play.
“It’s deja vu all over again,” Hruska claimed as Teddy jumped out to an early lead. When Abe Lincoln then surged from behind, Hruska cheered him on. “C’mon Abe, 90% of the presidents race is mental. The other half is physical.”
Abe responded by turning and pummeling all of his competitors into the outfield fence, then turned and ran alone towards the finish line. “He’s off to the races all by himself,” Hruska followed. “But it ain’t over ’til it’s over.”
Here’s the race as called in the stadium:
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Posted on September 7, 2015 by Presidents Race Fan
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 only some of those appearances have occurred on Mondays, both Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft introduced a hashtag indicating that we should expect more of the first first lady on Mondays yet to come:
Photo: Washington Nationals
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Posted on September 5, 2015 by Presidents Race Fan
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, when Taft slammed him into the wall.
Taft then bragged on Twitter: “The time has come for #Calvin and me to take over!,” and Teddy responded with a call to arms by the original Rushmore Four.
The homestand’s just getting started. Look for things to get interesting over Labor Day weekend. Here’s the race as called by Nats HD announcer Jerome Hruska:
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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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