The name Abraham Lincoln was invoked by commentators and politicians again and again throughout president Barack Obama’s inauguration festivities this week. Abe’s imprint was everywhere — from the concert at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to the bible used to administer Obama’s oath of office. Seeking to boost his image and muscle in on … Continue reading Racing president Abe Lincoln muscles in on Obama’s inauguration
At least three of the Washington Nationals racing presidents will be making appearances at inaugural events, balls, and galas next week in Washington, DC. For many Obama administration newcomers, it will be a first introduction to this great Nationals tradition, though if the current schedule holds, Barack Obama’s home state of Illinois Inaugural Gala will … Continue reading Racing Presidents to Make Inaugural Ball Appearances
Friday night’s 14-inning affair between the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres featured a treat reserved only for the truest of die-hard Nationals fans — a second unofficial presidents race, run only at home games that stretch past the 13th inning. Five hours, 30 hits, and 18 pitchers into the game, as midnight approached, the … Continue reading 14-inning game features two presidents races (and two wins for George)
The red hot Washington Nationals pulled off another come-from-behind victory today at Nationals Park, keeping their homestand perfect and extending their current winning streak to an improbable six straight games. In the 4th inning presidents race, Teddy Roosevelt looked like he was about to break a streak of his own, taking the lead into the … Continue reading Three streaks extended at Nationals Park
In their last home game to be played during these 2008 Olympics, the Washington Nationals pulled out all the stops to stage an Olympics-inspired presidents race during the fourth inning Sunday at Nationals Park. If Saturday night’s race-walk didn’t impress you, then the sight of our favorite 10-foot tall racing presidents jumping over hurdles certainly … Continue reading Racing Presidents Run Hurdles to Honor Olympics
Teddy Roosevelt took an early lead last night in the Nationals Park presidents race, but as has happened so many times this year — both to Teddy and the Nationals — he was unable to finish and speedster Abe Lincoln won handily. Abe’s 34h victory of the season assured him of the 2008 Washington Nationals … Continue reading Abe Lincoln Clinches 2008 Presidents Race Title
The air was thick with anticipation last night at Nationals Park as over 32,000 filled the stands for Teddy’s T-Shirt Tuesday. As Teddy Roosevelt’s faithful poured into the stadium, many were disappointed to find that the team had given out all 10,000 free “Run Teddy Run” t-shirts nearly an hour before game time. The skies … Continue reading Teddy Gives Up Lead, Turns to Chase Panther
For the Washington Nationals’ last game before the All Star break, the team today welcomed Potomac Nationals mascot Uncle Slam to Nationals Park to cheer on the team and participate in the Nationals presidents race for the first time. Unfortunately for Teddy fans, the extra competition did nothing to slow down a juggernaut called Abe … Continue reading Lincoln unfazed as Uncle Slam joins the presidents race.
Washington Nationals fans filled the stands Saturday night to watch pitcher Collin Balester’s inauspicious Nationals Park debut vs. the Houston Astros. Despite the home team’s recent string of misfortune, it’s good to see the weekend crowds consistently topping 30,000 regardless of opponent. Great weather has certainly helped, and by now Washingtonians are figuring out that … Continue reading Abe goes for homestand sweep Sunday at Nationals Park
Tonight’s sunset over the Anacostia River turned the sky a beautiful shade of pink over the left field wall at Nationals Park. Perhaps that’s why Teddy Roosevelt chose to run in that direction after taking the field for the 4th inning presidents race. As George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abe Lincoln raced along the right … Continue reading Teddy runs the wrong way, Abe takes 5th straight.
It was free T-Shirt Tuesday tonight at Nationals Park, and the stands were filled with 10,000 Nationals fans wearing free Abe Lincoln t-shirts. Based on the results from the previous T-Shirt Tuesdays, Abe had to be the prohibitive favorite to run away with tonight’s presidents race, but when the middle of the 4th inning arrived, … Continue reading Teddy Nearly Steals T-Shirt Tuesday Victory from Abe
Tuesday night the Washington Nationals return to town to face the Diamondbacks and Astros in a couple of series that promise great weather, light summer traffic, and some big promotions at Nationals Park. The Nationals are in need of some home cooking after a brutal week which netted as many devastating injuries as team victories. … Continue reading Abe’s T-Shirt Tuesday Kicks Off Nationals Homestand
With Angels in town this week, the racing presidents have been anything but. On Monday night, our favorite mascots upped the ante in the quest to win the presidents race when Teddy Roosevelt and George Washington all but mugged Abraham Lincoln in the outfield, allowing Tom to take the victory. This just one night after … Continue reading Racing Presidents Are Not Inspired by Angels
It’s beginning to get ugly. During the presidents race last night at Nationals Park, Teddy Roosevelt and George Washington decided to take things into their own hands. Fed up with Abe Lincoln’s winning streak and increasingly arrogant showboating, Teddy and George wasted no time last night, knocking down Abe before he even reached the GEICO … Continue reading Abe Lincoln is Finally Beaten By Teddy… Literally !
It’s fairly safe to say that Teddy Roosevelt has nobody but himself to blame for his presidents race losing streak. Time after time, our beloved #26 has fallen short but taken the loss, kept his head up, and come back the next day to try again (sometimes try a little too hard). That’s why yesterday’s … Continue reading Thomas Jefferson hip checks Teddy Roosevelt