The Washington Nationals formally threw in the towel on the 2018 season Tuesday, then promptly let Teddy win. 125 games into the season, the once heavily-favored but snake bitten Nationals finally accepted the reality of their losing record and today announced trades of Daniel Murphy and Matt Adams — key players in the final year … Continue reading After throwing in the towel on 2018, Washington Nationals let Teddy win
On a frigid opening day at Nationals Park, the Washington Nationals reversed course from last year and decided to let Teddy win, as racing president Theodore Roosevelt kicked off the season by snapping his multi-year, 86-game losing streak. The MLB’s new pace-of-play initiatives leave little wiggle room for presidents race shenanigans, but the Nationals managed … Continue reading On opening day, Teddy Roosevelt breaks presidents race losing streak with help from an unlikely ally
With playoff home field advantage wrapped up by the home town Nats, the only thing undecided going into Sunday’s regular season finale was question of who would win the 2014 presidents race championship. So while fans at Nationals Park expected little on-field drama, anticipation was high about the final tie-breaking dogfight between four-time champion Abraham … Continue reading Video: On historic day at Nationals Park, Teddy wins his first presidents race championship (and some other stuff)
After cheating his way into contention entering the final day of the 2013 season, Abraham Lincoln was thwarted by Teddy Roosevelt and an all star cast of interlopers on the final home date of 2013. Abe needed to sweep the doubleheader to take the title, and The Great Emancipator appeared to be on his way … Continue reading Teddy and an all star cast of villains hold off Lincoln to hand George Washington the 2013 presidents race title
With the Nats trailing early Sunday at Nationals Park, the team needed a rally, and got inspiration from the most unlikely of places. When the presidents race began in the middle of the fourth inning, Teddy Roosevelt lined up near the finish line, bringing with him the same giant cicada that invaded Nationals Park on … Continue reading Video: “Rally Cicada” leads Teddy to victory, inspires reserves
Consecutive rainouts gave the Washington Nationals an opportunity to rest and reset for Saturday’s series opener vs. the Minnesota Twins, but an extra-innings loss ruined the day for the sellout Nationals Park crowd of 41,587, pushing the team two games below .500 for the first time this season. In the fourth inning presidents race, Teddy … Continue reading Video: Teddy wins, meets the Nats in 3rd place
Just one day after William Howard Taft notched his first-ever presidents race victory, the pressure was on for rival Teddy Roosevelt to prove that last year’s season-ending win was no fluke. Sunday’s Mothers Day game at Nationals Park featured pink bats for the players and the annual appearance by mascot Screech’s Mom, who looks suspiciously … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt claims his first victory of 2013 in Mother’s Day “Dizzy Bat Race”
It’s been a postseason of redemption for Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt, who is on a sudden winning streak after losing 525 straight races. Facing possible elimination Thursday night at Nationals Park, infielder Mark DeRosa read the team a speech by Teddy Roosevelt before the game. Then, when the presidents race began, the Nats trotted … Continue reading Video: Teddy triumphs in all star villains presidents race
With Teddy Roosevelt’s historic win coming on a weekday afternoon, it’s likely most fans at home found out via social media, highlight shows, and websites such as this, and not the live game broadcast. Turns out that’s a shame, because MASN broadcasters Bob Carpenter and F.P. Santangelo sure enjoyed the moment, along with the offensive … Continue reading Video: Teddy’s victory inning as called on MASN
The National’s plan to let Teddy Roosevelt win the presidents race Wednesday was one of the most poorly kept secrets in Washington history. The team promoted the event for a week, even bought ads in the newspaper; yet many Teddy fans, having been burned in the past, remained skeptical. However, in light of Teddy’s historic … Continue reading Are the Nationals planning to retire Teddy Roosevelt?
A near-capacity house of 37,075 filled Nationals Park Wednesday afternoon with two things in mind: A record 98th win for the Nationals, and a record first win for racing president Teddy Roosevelt. Rumors had swirled that today would be the day for Teddy to break his epic streak — rumors fed by the team’s own … Continue reading Teddy Wins His First Presidents Race on Historic Day at Nationals Park (Videos, Photos, & More)
The Washington nationals presidents race received a fitting tribute in an entry to this year’s Washington Post Peeps Diorama contest. The entry, titled “The Peepsidents Race” and depicting a Teddy Roosevelt victory, was selected as a semifinalist from over 1,100 entries to the popular annual contest. The Post’s chosen winner was an equally-inspired send-up of … Continue reading Teddy wins Peepsidents Race in Post diorama contest. Voting open now!
It was a beautiful night at Nationals Park, with a game time temperature of 73 degrees and a crowd of 17,153 on hand to watch a classic pitchers’ duel between the Nationals’ John Lannan and the Philadelphia Phillies’ Pedro Martinez. With the Nationals up 1-0 in the 4th inning and Lannan cruising through the World … Continue reading Teddy is disqualified for “Unauthorized Use of a Feline”
Last night at Nationals Park, the racing presidents honored the Olympics by running that most difficult of track events — the walk race. After it was announced that walk race rules were in effect, the racing presidents took off — slowly — in a painful demonstration of speed-walking while wearing a 10-foot costume. Perhaps Teddy … Continue reading Teddy disqualified for cheating in walk-race