The Nats are halfway through the home season and Teddy Roosevelt hasn’t won a race, so the Loss-O-Meter returns.

Before the 2017 baseball season started, fans of the Nationals’ presidents race celebrated on social media when recent additions Taft, Coolidge, and Hoover were “retired” to the new Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. That meant a return to the original “Rushmore Four” who patrolled Nationals Park from 2006 through 2012. What fans didn’t anticipate was …

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Racing presidents scramble on National Scavenger Hunt Day

The Nationals racing presidents found another obscure holiday to celebrate Wednesday at Nationals Park, running a scavenger hunt for the fourth inning presidents race as a tribute to National Scavenger Hunt Day. What looked like chaos to most in the stands was actually a hunt for the hidden checkered flag. George Washington found it and … Continue reading Racing presidents scramble on National Scavenger Hunt Day

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

Abe Lincoln bakes up another presidents race loss for Teddy Roosevelt on National Blueberry Pie Day

It’s only ten home games into the young season, but things are looking bad for racing president Theodore Roosevelt, who’s 0-for-10 and continues to see near-victories snatched from under him. The Washington Nationals kicked off a homestand at Nationals Park on Friday, and apparently, when Abe Lincoln found out it was also National Blueberry Pie … Continue reading Abe Lincoln bakes up another presidents race loss for Teddy Roosevelt on National Blueberry Pie 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: Taft wins Nationals first Spring Training presidents race to christen Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

The Washington Nationals’ shiny new ballpark in West Palm Beach, Florida opened Tuesday, and like it or not, brought 21st century amenities such such as a large video scoreboard and between-innings entertainment to the Nats’ spring training experience. And as planned, when the fourth inning arrived, the team’s newly-“retired” racing presidents ran the first Grapefruit … Continue reading Video: Taft wins Nationals first Spring Training presidents race to christen Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

Taft “retiring” to Palm Beach as well, leaving original Rushmore racing presidents at Nationals Park

Washington Nationals racing president William Howard Taft will arrive this weekend at the Ball Park of the Palm Beaches and stay for good, joining the other “retired” racing presidents Herbert Hoover and Calvin Coolidge in their new home in West Palm Beach. According to a report in the The Palm Beach Post, the Nats have made … Continue reading Taft “retiring” to Palm Beach as well, leaving original Rushmore racing presidents at Nationals Park

Magic 8 Balls, spiked water, tater tots and more: Nationals reveal select bobbleheads, promotions, and new concessions for 2017

The Washington Nationals held its annual “hot stove” gathering for full season plan holders at Nationals Park on Wednesday evening, featuring the team’s Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer Valerie Camillo, General Manager and President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo, and broadcaster FP Santangelo. As expected, Rizzo received questions about the team’s depth and bullpen, with no … Continue reading Magic 8 Balls, spiked water, tater tots and more: Nationals reveal select bobbleheads, promotions, and new concessions for 2017

Nationals Park will not have a visiting racing president for 2017

After much speculation that Franklin Roosevelt would join the Washington Nationals racing presidents for the 2017 season, the team acknowledged today that it would not happen. In a statement this morning, a team spokesman said “While we engaged in extensive efforts to have FDR as a visiting Racing President for the 2017 season, in light of … Continue reading Nationals Park will not have a visiting racing president for 2017

Nationals holding racing president auditions for Spring Training

As part of the team’s plan to “retire” racing presidents Herbert Hoover and Calvin Coolidge to the new Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the Washington Nationals are looking for seasonal workers to run in the presidents race at spring training. The Nationals are advertising for adults between 5’7″ and 6’6″ in height who are able … Continue reading Nationals holding racing president auditions for Spring Training

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

Nationals fans unable to rely on Metro for Game 5 create ride sharing hashtag

Washington Nationals fans are nothing if not smart, resourceful, and social media savvy. Faced with the new 8:08pm start time for Thursday’s NLDS Game 5, combined with the DC Metro’s inability to extend operating times due to “Safe Track” maintenance, fans reliant on Metro faced the real possibility of choosing between sticking around for a … Continue reading Nationals fans unable to rely on Metro for Game 5 create ride sharing hashtag

Video: Visiting president Herbert Hoover wins last race of the regular season, but Teddy Roosevelt is the season champion

With a comfortable lead in the season standings, Teddy Roosevelt wrapped up the 2016 Nationals racing presidents season championship before this weekend’s final series vs. the Miami Marlins. It was Teddy’s second crown, having claimed the title in 2014. So there was little drama on Sunday as the presidents took the field for the last … Continue reading Video: Visiting president Herbert Hoover wins last race of the regular season, but Teddy Roosevelt is the season champion