Video: Nats racing presidents pay tribute to Yogi Berra

The Washington Nationals racing presidents paid tribute to baseball great Yogi Berra during Wednesday night’s presidents race at Nationals Park, peppering the play-by-play with well-known quotes from the hall-of-famer who died yesterday at the age of 90. The Yankee great was a 3-time league MVP, 18-time All-Star and 10-time World Series champion, but was best …

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Video: Abe Lincoln enlists Ant Man to knock out Nats’ presidents race competition

The Nationals presidents race has a history of borrowing from popular culture. Friday was the release date for the feature film Ant Man, and racing president Abraham Lincoln wasted no time jumping on the summer blockbuster bandwagon, recruiting the diminutive superhero to help eliminate his competition. “Honest” Abe emerged first from the tunnel for the … Continue reading Video: Abe Lincoln enlists Ant Man to knock out Nats’ presidents race competition

Video: Paula Abdul judges Presidents Race Dance Off, Abe Lincoln steals it

Paula Abdul participated in a dance-off against the Nats’ mascot at Nationals Park Saturday, but it turned out her competition against Screech the Eagle was just a warm-up to the antics that unfolded during the fourth inning presidents race. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abe Lincoln started off the race alone, but were halted in … Continue reading Video: Paula Abdul judges Presidents Race Dance Off, Abe Lincoln steals it

Video: In a first, Nationals presidents race goes to replay review, Lincoln robs Teddy of title

The Nationals racing presidents entered the penultimate regular season race of 2014 on Saturday with four-time champion Abraham Lincoln on a tear. Lincoln, the all-time winningest racing president, had been dominated most of the season by Teddy Roosevelt, the perennial loser who came into the season with an all-time regular season record of 12-595 (yes, … Continue reading Video: In a first, Nationals presidents race goes to replay review, Lincoln robs Teddy of title

Videos: Abe Lincoln enlists Secret Service to cheat his way into a tie with Teddy Roosevelt

With a win Friday afternoon at Nationals Park, the Nats clinched home field advantage through the playoffs, but Teddy Roosevelt’s magic number stayed stuck at one, as “Honest” Abe Lincoln cheated his way to two victories in the day-night doubleheader, pulling into a tie with Teddy Roosevelt atop the presidents race standings. The afternoon game … Continue reading Videos: Abe Lincoln enlists Secret Service to cheat his way into a tie with Teddy Roosevelt

Video: George Washington conspires to help Abe Lincoln steal victory from Teddy Roosevelt

Apparently, Abe Lincoln will do just about anything to keep Teddy Roosevelt from clinching his first presidents race championship. With just eight home games to go, “Honest” Abe couldn’t afford to let Teddy win more than one more race. Yet as the fourth inning contest began Tuesday night, Lincoln sat on a chair and let … Continue reading Video: George Washington conspires to help Abe Lincoln steal victory from Teddy Roosevelt

GIF: Presidents race melee keeps Lincoln’s hopes alive

In a race that Washington Nationals color commentator F.P. Santangelo called a “three in the morning job,” the Nats’ racing presidents tripped and pushed each other through an epic shoving match in which everyone participated. On Monday night, not even the sponsor GEICO Gecko escaped the dirt. Despite face planting twice, it was Abe Lincoln … Continue reading GIF: Presidents race melee keeps Lincoln’s hopes alive

Video: Bear cub attacks Teddy Roosevelt in the outfield

The beating that Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals put on the Chicago Cubs Saturday afternoon was nothing compared to the grizzly scene that played out in the fourth inning presidents race at Nationals Park. With Teddy Roosevelt in the early lead, an orange, oversized bear cub came running from the home bullpen and shoved … Continue reading Video: Bear cub attacks Teddy Roosevelt in the outfield

GIF: Abe Lincoln refuses to pass the baton to George Washington. Literally.

Known for his dirty tricks, “Honest” Abe Lincoln has established himself as the winningest racing president since the opening of Nationals Park; but this season, George Washington has been the class of the field, holding a comfortable lead in the season standings since April. Yet George has been unable to put away a resurgent Abe, … Continue reading GIF: Abe Lincoln refuses to pass the baton to George Washington. Literally.

Videos: Abe Lincoln mirrors the Nats, keeps the pressure on George as pigeon interferes with presidents race

From pigeons on the field over the weekend, to Monday’s tragedy and Tuesday’s miraculous doubleheader, strange things are conspiring to make the final homestand of the year at Nationals Park a whirlwind of emotions and surprises. Until recently, George Washington’s lead in the 2013 presidents race standings has seemed as comfortable as the Cincinnati Reds’ … Continue reading Videos: Abe Lincoln mirrors the Nats, keeps the pressure on George as pigeon interferes with presidents race

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

Video: Abe Lincoln finally cheats his way to presidents race victory

After dominating the presidents race since Nationals Park opened, Abe Lincoln was 0-for-24 to start the 2013 season; but on Saturday night, “Honest” Abe returned to his cheating ways, and with an unlikely accomplice, took his first victory of the season. Lincoln jumped the gun at the start accompanied by William Howard Taft, who joined … Continue reading Video: Abe Lincoln finally cheats his way to presidents race victory