A bearded Martha Washington showed up for the Nats’ presidents race Monday night at Nationals Park and wielded a giant lollipop to knock out her husband’s five foes with one mighty blow. Celebrating both the 46th anniversary of the moon landing and National Lollipop Day (who knew?), the first first “lady” handed out lollipops to … Continue reading Video: Martha Washington knocks out five racing presidents with one swing, George wins
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
After watching the Sharknado disrupt the presidents race for the last two nights, Abraham Lincoln got a little inspiration. When race time came Saturday night at Nationals Park, The Great Emancipator emerged from the Nationals’ bullpen wearing his own makeshift Sharknado costume. “Honest” Abe went on the attack, spinning his way through Washington, Jefferson, and … Continue reading Video: Abe Lincoln turns into Sharknado, attacks fellow presidents
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
Back on May 24, the Washington Nationals began their fifth homestand of 2013, and Abe Lincoln lost his 32nd consecutive presidents race. The once dominant speedster looked listless, and 2013 was looking like a runaway season for George Washington. Now, a remarkable run has vaulted Lincoln past Jefferson and within striking distance of our Founding … Continue reading Video: Abe Lincoln cheats his way into contention
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.
With just two home series remaining, Nationals’ racing president Thomas Jefferson is running out of time to catch Abraham Lincoln in the season standings. Teddy Roosevelt, meanwhile, is simply desperate to notch a single win, and on a brisk Friday night at Nationals Park, he pulled a trick out his hat that nearly worked. Teddy … Continue reading Teddy tries a little misdirection, Abe’s magic number is now 1
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
A day after issuing a challenge to Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt got his wish — a one-on-one grudge match vs. Abe on Sunday at Nationals Park. Well, almost. As George Washington and Thomas Jefferson sat on the sidelines, Teddy and Abe bolted from the centerfield gate for their first-ever mano-a-mano presidents race. The two exchanged … Continue reading Video: Teddy gets his grudge match, but is clotheslined by George and Tom
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
In today’s Baltimore Sun, Mark Greenbaum and David O’Leary argue that the Nationals poor record in the team’s short history is not due to the fact that Major League Baseball decimated the Expos organization and talent pool, but because Nationals Park is haunted by the ghost of John Wilkes Booth. Yes, it seems the the … Continue reading Another Curse against the Nats? Or just the reason Abe Lincoln gets away with cheating.
Teddy Roosevelt had a choice to make Thursday night at Nationals Park. Our 26th president took a healthy lead into the home stretch of the 4th-inning presidents race. With a 20-yard lead over Abraham Lincoln, Teddy had nothing but daylight between himself and a first-ever presidents race victory. But the first base foul territory proved … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt flattens Abraham Lincoln with a right hook
On a sunny Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park, Teddy Roosevelt took an early lead in the 4th-inning presidents race, but faded quickly as George Washington put on a burst of speed to take the lead; but George couldn’t maintain the pace, and Abraham Lincoln once again was well-positioned to finish strong and take his 16th … Continue reading Abe Lincoln harrasses the GEICO Gecko once again