Video: Taft slams Teddy into the wall, Roosevelt calls for revenge

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, …

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Video: Lavar Arrington tackles racing president Abraham Lincoln

With his recent surge in the presidents race standings, fans at Nationals Park had begun wondering if anything could stop Abraham Lincoln. The answer arrived Thursday night in the form of three time Pro Bowl linebacker Lavar Arrington. It began with a misdirection play, as William Howard Taft darted toward left field, leading Lincoln and … Continue reading Video: Lavar Arrington tackles racing president Abraham Lincoln

Videos: Abe Lincoln returns to his cheating ways, and Taft takes notes

A week of non-stop presidents race cheating continued this weekend at Nationals Park, with William Howard Taft taking a few lessons from long-time cheater Abe Lincoln. On Friday night, “Honest” Abe returned to old form, emerging from the bullpen to plow into Teddy Roosevelt mid-race. As Teddy tried to recover, Taft and Jefferson each piled … Continue reading Videos: Abe Lincoln returns to his cheating ways, and Taft takes notes

Videos: Taft competes with Teddy for Twitter followers, Abe slams him with a folding chair, and more

The cheating is getting out of hand in the Nationals presidents race, and if that sounds like nothing new, the difference vs. previous years is that now even Teddy isn’t getting disqualified. On Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Nationals Park, Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft escalated their 100 year-old war, taking each other out … Continue reading Videos: Taft competes with Teddy for Twitter followers, Abe slams him with a folding chair, and more

Video: Taft notches his first-ever presidents race victory, beating Teddy at the wire

The recent spate of violence and cheating in the Nationals’ presidents race escalated Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park as Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and George Washington all got into the act. Thomas Jefferson took an early lead, but Abe Lincoln put a quick end to that by head butting the Sage of Monticello on the … Continue reading Video: Taft notches his first-ever presidents race victory, beating Teddy at the wire

Video: Winthrop Roosevelt no help as William Howard Taft pushes Teddy around in his debut race

Winthrop Roosevelt was on hand to cheer on his great-great grandfather for the opening day presidents race at Nationals Park, but the Nats’ newest racing president established himself as an enforcer who was prepared to put himself between Teddy and the finish line. The direct descendent of Theodore Roosevelt ushered in the 2013 season with … Continue reading Video: Winthrop Roosevelt no help as William Howard Taft pushes Teddy around in his debut race

Nationals introduce William Howard Taft (Photos, Video)

The Washington Nationals introduced their new racing president Saturday at the team’s NatsFest fan festival. With a packed crowd gathered around the NatsFest mainstage, Nationals broadcaster Charlie Slowes welcomed the fifth presidents race regular as “The Big Chief,” a reference to Taft’s years as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Slowes proceeded to interview … Continue reading Nationals introduce William Howard Taft (Photos, Video)

Nationals new racing president: William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft is the Washington Nationals’ new racing president, joining George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt in the team’s fourth-inning presidents race. The peerless Dan Steinberg broke the story for The Washington Post late Friday, in advance of the team’s official announcement planned for today at NatsFest, the Nationals’ mid-winter fan … Continue reading Nationals new racing president: William Howard Taft