GIF: Racing president Teddy Roosevelt tries to head butt Taft but misses badly

Like several members of the Nationals, racing president Teddy Roosevelt had a game plan for Saturday, but tripped up on the execution. It was a beautiful day for baseball, with both the players and the racing presidents decked out in their patriotic jerseys for Memorial weekend at Nationals Park. But the sun did not shine …

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GIF: Taft’s wife Nellie pops up to disrupt Nationals presidents race

Friday night marked the anniversary of “Nellie” Taft’s death in 1943, and to memorialize the occasion with dignity, the 27th first lady popped out from a jack-in-the-box to spook the Nationals’ racing presidents and spur her husband William Howard Taft to victory. Perhaps the late Helen Louise Herron Taft was making her first appearance at … Continue reading GIF: Taft’s wife Nellie pops up to disrupt Nationals presidents race

GIF+Video: Beef Nachos Libre ambushes Tom — Is Jefferson the new Teddy?

The pattern was hauntingly familiar during the fourth inning Saturday at Nationals Park. The mid-inning presidents race started with the season’s only winless president tripping all the others out of the gate, then running unopposed toward the finish line. Just as P.A. Announcer Jerome Hruska proclaimed “Nothing’s going to stop him now!,” a costumed cow … Continue reading GIF+Video: Beef Nachos Libre ambushes Tom — Is Jefferson the new Teddy?

GIF: Thomas Jefferson and William Howard Taft clothesline Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt with a folding table

Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa apparently provided inspiration for Thomas Jefferson and William Howard Taft Friday night as the Nationals resumed their homestand at Nationals Park. With two homers each, Harper and Espinosa teamed up to bring the hammer down on the Atlanta Braves. Jefferson and Taft don’t swing the bat, but did one better … Continue reading GIF: Thomas Jefferson and William Howard Taft clothesline Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt with a folding table

Best video of the year? Jayson Werth Garden Gnome clobbers racing presidents

With a sellout crowd on hand for Jayson Werth Garden Gnome night Tuesday at Nationals Park, Teddy Roosevelt enlisted the mischievous magical gnome himself to help take his fourth consecutive presidents race. Wearing a pointed hat and holding a bat and ball, Jayson Werth’s doppleganger stood still as a statue as Teddy took photos of … Continue reading Best video of the year? Jayson Werth Garden Gnome clobbers racing presidents

GIF: Teddy Roosevelt Clobbers Racing Presidents with “Rally Mitt”

Wearing a protective mitt apparently borrowed from Bryce Harper, Teddy Roosevelt ambushed his fellow racing presidents at the finish line of Sunday’s presidents race at Nationals Park. After using the mitt to defeat Sharknado Abe the night before, Teddy tweeted a message of thanks to Bryce Harper. Harper and Ryan Zimmerman have been wearing the … Continue reading GIF: Teddy Roosevelt Clobbers Racing Presidents with “Rally Mitt”

GIF: Teddy Roosevelt scares MLB with astronaut costume

Racing president Teddy Roosevelt celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing Sunday at Nationals Park by donning a makeshift astronaut helmet fashioned from tinfoil. The tactic helped propel Teddy to his 16th victory and an unprecedented July lead in the presidents race standings, but it apparently scared the folks at Major League Baseball, … Continue reading GIF: Teddy Roosevelt scares MLB with astronaut costume

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

Taft plays Jason for Friday the 13th, gets clocked by George

The Nationals racing presidents kicked off the final homestand of the season as the presidents race was meant to be, with the Rushmore four — George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy — racing closely along the warning track. But it being Friday the 13th, this season’s interloper William Howard Taft emerged from the bullpen midway through … Continue reading Taft plays Jason for Friday the 13th, gets clocked by George