Wall Street Journal reports Teddy seeks meeting with Obama, McCain calls it a “vast left wing conspiracy”

The Nationals are seeking a tête-à-tête between racing president Teddy Roosevelt and Barack Obama, as Arizona Senator John McCain calls Teddy’s losing streak a “vast left-wing conspiracy being organized by pinko commie liberals,” according to Saturday’s Wall Street Journal. The front page story by diplomatic correspondent Neil King, Jr. caps a week in which the …

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Barack Obama joins the Let Teddy Win movement

President Barack Obama has thrown his support behind the Let Teddy Win movement, the White house said Thursday. Obama was responding to Republican Senator John McCain’s call for a congressional investigation into the Washington Nationals’ conspiracy against racing president Teddy Roosevelt in a video report that aired Tuesday on ESPN’s E:60. White House spokesman Jay … Continue reading Barack Obama joins the Let Teddy Win movement

Photo: Racing presidents at the White House on July 4

The Washington Nationals’ racing presidents made yet another appearance at the White House yesterday, joining president Barack Obama and his family for an Independence Day barbecue honoring military heroes and their families. The appearance was part of a renewed effort by the Nats’ organization to embrace the military this year. The First Lady also appeared … Continue reading Photo: Racing presidents at the White House on July 4

Racing presidents chase White Sox Southpaw on Segways

The Washington Nationals returned to town Friday night for a short homestand of interleague play against the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals, sandwiched at either end with starts by rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg. President Barack Obama joined the sellout crowd on Friday to see his beloved White Sox take on the Nationals new … Continue reading Racing presidents chase White Sox Southpaw on Segways

Racing presidents attend White House easter egg roll before opening day game

It was indeed a busy day for the Washington Nationals racing presidents. While Nats fans were lining up for the opening day festivities at Nationals Park, the racing presidents were across town, further cementing their new roll as DC-area icons. For the third straight year, George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy were invited to participate in … Continue reading Racing presidents attend White House easter egg roll before opening day game

Obama will not throw out the first pitch at Nats opener Monday

The White House has told the Washington Times that president Barack Obama will not be available to throw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals home opener Monday at Nationals Park. It had been previously reported that Barack Obama would attend, provided his schedule didn’t change because of world events. The Nationals have avoided … Continue reading Obama will not throw out the first pitch at Nats opener Monday

Barack Obama to throw out the first pitch at Nationals home opener

Ben Goessling reports in Saturday’s Washington Times that president Barack Obama will throw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals home opener against the Phillies on April 13. The Times cites a club source who spoke “on the condition of anonymity” because no announcement has been made. Team president Stan Kasten and various members … Continue reading Barack Obama to throw out the first pitch at Nationals home opener

Racing president Abe Lincoln muscles in on Obama’s inauguration

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

Racing Presidents to Make Inaugural Ball Appearances

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

Keeping busy in the off-season

Another baseball post-season began today without the participation of the Washington Nationals, but racing president Teddy Roosevelt appears to be keeping himself busy throughout he election season. I wrote in August about Phil Yabut’s Teddy Roosevelt bobblehead doll, whose travels and travails are being documented in a Flickr photoset. Since then, Teddy has continued to … Continue reading Keeping busy in the off-season