We’re about to have a World Series presidents race, and Teddy needs to win

Nationals Park is hosting its first World Series game Friday, and the national spotlight on all things Nats has never been brighter. So when the fourth inning arrives, if the team knows what’s good for them, they’ll make sure Teddy Roosevelt wins the presidents race. The superstitious among us will point to Teddy’s season trajectory, … Continue reading We’re about to have a World Series presidents race, and Teddy needs to win

In new book, professor argues that Nats should never let Teddy Roosevelt win again. Wait. What?

This week marked the publication of an excellent new book on Teddy Roosevelt and his relationship with American sports and fitness. The 329-page volume The Strenuous Life: Theodore Roosevelt and the Making of the American Athlete is a lively account of how a sickly child became obsessed with athletic and fitness, carried that obsession into the White … Continue reading In new book, professor argues that Nats should never let Teddy Roosevelt win again. Wait. What?

Racing president Teddy Roosevelt completes his seventh winless season

There could not have been less drama in the 81st and final presidents race of the Washington Nationals’ 2017 regular season. Wearing their Sunday best, Teddy Roosevelt faded fast while George Washington pulled away to secure second place behind Thomas Jefferson in the final season standings. Sunday’s race capped the seventh completely winless regular season … Continue reading Racing president Teddy Roosevelt completes his seventh winless season

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

Nats botch attempt to break playoff “curse” as Teddy Roosevelt doesn’t cooperate

When the Washington Nationals were a perennial loser, many blamed the curse of Teddy Roosevelt; but the narrative switched after 2012, and fans began to believe that the Nats couldn’t win a playoff series precisely because they had let Teddy win. So on Sunday, with Roosevelt having won the presidents race in each of the … Continue reading Nats botch attempt to break playoff “curse” as Teddy Roosevelt doesn’t cooperate