Whatever was bothering the Great Emancipator has clearly left the building. Once-dominant racing president Abraham Lincoln didn’t win his first race at Nationals Park until May 11 of this season, but since then, the 16th president has been hot. In a scene reminiscent of his glory years as Nationals Park’s resident speedster, Lincoln began Thursday …
In baseball, you’re supposed to run out those grounders, because you never know what’s going to happen. Abe Lincoln gets that, which is one reason he leads the Nationals’ racing presidents in all-time victories. When another president fails to seal it at the finish, Lincoln is often the one to scavenge the win. On Sunday … Continue reading Video: When George Washington stumbles, Abe cleans up
“Honest” Abraham Lincoln has been on a tear in September, pushing and shoving his way to victory after victory in the presidents race. After winning his fifth in a row during the first race of Thursday’s day-night doubleheader, the Great Emancipator pulled within one win of Teddy Roosevelt in the presidents race standings with 5 … Continue reading Video: Teddy wins for the first time in a month, looks to clinch first title this weekend
You have to hand it to the Nationals mascot team. They really do their homework. Friday marked the 92nd anniversary of the dedication of D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial — a ceremony presided over by the 27th U.S. president, William Howard Taft. So on Friday night at Nationals Park, racing presidents Taft and Abe Lincoln stopped mid-race … Continue reading Video: Taft & Lincoln stop presidents race to commemorate dedication of Lincoln Memorial
It’s early still, but 2014 is shaping up to be the a historically tight battle in the presidents race standings. Perennial cellar dweller Teddy Roosevelt has suddenly emerged as a competitive force, but his notorious rival Abe Lincoln isn’t sitting still. On Monday night at Nationals Park, it was Abe’s turn, pulling away at the … Continue reading Video: Lincoln catches Teddy in the standings
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.
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
Anyone who doubted the Nationals’ conspiracy against Teddy Roosevelt need only have witnessed the travesty on display at Nationals Park Tuesday night. No, it wasn’t the Henry Rodriquez wild pitch, or the back-to-back bases-loaded strikeouts in the tenth, or the excuse for pitching the Mets trotted out in extra innings. It was the blatant double … Continue reading Abe cheats on tricycle. Screech fails to disqualify him.
Yesterday we reported that Abe Lincoln had clinched at least a share of the 2011 presidents race title, but on Saturday night at Nationals Park, the title was put back into doubt as a pitcher’s duel and a leprechaun conspired to achieve the impossible and actually knock two games off Lincoln’s lead. Trailing Abe Lincoln … Continue reading Videos: Extra presidents race in 13th inning takes title away from Lincoln
Since the team moved to Nationals Park in 2008, Abe Lincoln has been the president to beat, taking 46% of all races through a combination of aggressive tactics and suspicious bursts of speed in the stretch. But this week, George Washington, having finished second in the standings for three straight years, seems to have received … Continue reading Video: George Washington makes Lincoln look foolish
The “Let Teddy Win” buzz hit a fever pitch on Memorial Day at Nationals Park, with rumors spreading rampant that after high-level meetings in the Nats’ front office, a decision had been made to finally let Teddy win. From the stands to the press box, from Twitter to even the Phillies’ TV and radio broadcasts, … Continue reading After high expectations are dashed, even Abe Lincoln implores the Nationals to Let Teddy Win
Nationals racing president Abe Lincoln paid tribute to Randy “Macho Man” Savage, who died last week while the Nats were on the road. Lincoln entered the race from the centerfield starting gate dressed in some of the professional wrestler’s famous trademark gear, including a huge cowboy hat, wild black and yellow sunglasses, and a championship … Continue reading Abe Lincoln pays tribute to Randy “Macho Man” Savage
After watching Abe Lincoln take 8 of the last 10 presidents races, the Great Emancipator got a little cocky, but Teddy Roosevelt decide to take things into his own hands on Sunday at Nationals Park. After jumping out to a quick start, Lincoln turned around to taunt the other presidents, but Teddy caught up and … Continue reading Video: Teddy knocks out showboating Abe Lincoln
In one of the closest presidents races in Nationals Park history, all four presidents ran neck and neck for nearly the entire length of the race on Saturday at Nationals Park. As they approached the finish line, George faded and Abe Lincoln put on a burst of speed as Tom and Teddy dove for the … Continue reading Photo Finish
In the end, it was no contest. After a back and forth month in which both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson made strong runs at first place in the presidents race standings, back-to-back repeat champion Abraham Lincoln held off all challengers in the final race of the season, pulling away for a convincing victory and … Continue reading Lincoln holds off challengers to take his 3rd title as the Nationals racing presidents bid farewell to Stan Kasten