On a sunny Memorial Day afternoon at Nationals Park, the Washington Nationals completed their home- stand with a bittersweet extra-innings loss to the the Milwaukee Brewers, failing to hold the lead after another great outing by pitcher Jason Bergmann who stretched his string of scoreless innings pitched to 19 2/3. Teddy Roosevelt kept his less … Continue reading Teddy and the Nats Collapse at the Finish Line
The Washington Nationals presidents race has been nothing if not puzzling in the month of May. Abe Lincoln raised suspicions by kicking off the month on an inhuman tear, running like the wind and taunting the other racing presidents. Yesterday he rather abrubtly returned to earth, but tonight at Nationals Park, our 16th president was … Continue reading Abe Lincoln Taunts Fellow Presidents But Fails to Deliver
A day after Abe Lincoln was accused of using illegal substances to fly past his presidents race opponents and keep his winning streak going, our 16th president came out sluggish tonight and finished last behind Teddy Roosevelt. So much for that theory… Thomas Jefferson picked up his first victory since April, but Teddy still needs … Continue reading So Much For That Theory
Our beloved racing presidents continue to entrench themselves as fixtures in Washington, DC culture. High culture, I might add… Sunday brought thousands of people to downtown Washington for the first-ever Post Hunt — a live, brainteasing, scavenger hunt/puzzle founded and hosted by humor columnists Dave Barry and Gene Weingarten, and Washington Post Magazine editor Tom … Continue reading Presidents Race Featured in First Post Hunt
What’s going on with Honest Abe? Barely one quarter into the 2008 season, racing president Abraham Lincoln is running away from the pack in the standings, having won 7 of the last 8 and more than half of all presidents races so far. In fact, since the end of April, our 16th president has been … Continue reading Could Abe Lincoln Be on the Juice?
On a rainy Mother’s Day afternoon, Teddy Roosevelt today completed another winless homestand at Nationals Park. As the Washington Nationals were engineering another heartbreaking loss to the improbably division-leading Florida Marlins, Teddy Roosevelt was taking matters into his own hands, jumping out to a huge lead in this afternoon’s presidents race. But regular observers of … Continue reading Teddy Delivers Flowers Instead of Victory on Mother’s Day
Today our Washington Nationals racing presidents claimed their place as part of a grand Washington DC institution, the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Accompanied by Nationals mascot Screech, our four “Rushmore” presidents George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy made it back to the White House to entertain and pose for photos with children who had … Continue reading Racing Presidents Make It Back to the White House