In perfect game 5 metaphor, Nats racing presidents trade leads in lengthy, confusing obstacle course

The Washington Post’s Tom Boswell called the Nats’ final playoff game of 2017 an exhilarating, exhausting, donnybrook that “staggers even the baseball imagination.” The Nationals 9-8 deciding game 5 loss to the Chicago Cubs was a marathon filled with improbable and confusing twists and turns that were hard to process for many in attendance. So in … Continue reading In perfect game 5 metaphor, Nats racing presidents trade leads in lengthy, confusing obstacle course

Video: Racing presidents commemorate George Washington’s 1775 appointment

On June 15, 1775, the country’s fledgling Continental Congress commissioned George Washington to be commander in chief on the Continental Army. On Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park, the Nats racing presidents reenacted the event to commemorate its 241st anniversary. With Herbert Hoover sitting out, Tom, Abe, Teddy and Bill started the race from the centerfield … Continue reading Video: Racing presidents commemorate George Washington’s 1775 appointment

Who to root for in the Nationals’ presidents race? Fangraphs breaks it down

For everybody who ever claimed “the Nationals always lose when Teddy wins,” the baseball stat geeks over at FanGraphs have attempted to create the definitive analysis of who to root for in the Nats’ presidents race. Using data compiled here at the Let Teddy Win blog, sports reporter Zachary Abate has analyzed our data beginning … Continue reading Who to root for in the Nationals’ presidents race? Fangraphs breaks it down

Video: George Washington plows Tom, Abe, Teddy and Taft

With only seven races in the books for 2013, George Washington has established himself as Nationals Park’s new 4th-inning enforcer, a role historically owned by “Honest” Abe Lincoln. If there was any doubt before Friday night’s race, it was quickly erased soon after the racing presidents were introduced. Washington was last to emerge from the … Continue reading Video: George Washington plows Tom, Abe, Teddy and Taft

George Washington fails to deliver again on Fathers Day

Nationals fans approached Fathers Day with an heightened level of excitement Sunday as the Nationals took an eight-game winning streak into their series finale vs. the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park. What followed was a series of disappointments, from the rain that dampened the stands, to uncharacteristic lapses in pitching and defense, to yet another … Continue reading George Washington fails to deliver again on Fathers Day

Presidents race on bicycles to kick off final homestand of the season

The Washington Nationals returned to town Monday night for their final homestand of the season, and while the Nationals have guaranteed their spot at the bottom of the National League East standings, the race to see who will win the 2010 presidents race crown remains tight to the finish. This homestand marks the finish to … Continue reading Presidents race on bicycles to kick off final homestand of the season