Posted on April 22, 2016 by Presidents Race Fan
The Nationals returned to DC Friday night to kick off a series vs. the Minnesota Twins, and Teddy Roosevelt got the homestand started with his second presidents race victory of the season.
Wearing their patriotic uniforms for one of several military appreciation nights this season, four racing presidents jumped out of the centerfield gate on foot; but they were soon followed by Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft aboard bicycles, presumably to promote bike riding for Earth Day.
Teddy lapped the field for an easy bike-assisted victory, and unlike Teddy’s pre-2013 days, the obvious advantage was overlooked and he was not disqualified.
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Posted on April 10, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
The Nats racing presidents did their part to speed things up during Wednesday night’s epic victory over the Miami Marlins, running the fourth inning presidents race aboard special edition cherry blossom bicycles provided by Capital Bikeshare. Teddy Roosevelt put on an impressive showing, racing from far behind the pack to pull away at the end.
The Rough Rider is now once again alone atop the presidents race standings.
Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome
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Posted on June 6, 2012 by Presidents Race Fan
Just one day after Abe Lincoln blatantly stole a race while riding a tricycle, the Great Emancipator was at it again.
On Wednesday night at Nationals Park, the presidents ran a 2-wheel relay, with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson running the first leg aboard Segway personal transporters, and Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt running the anchor leg aboard Capital Bikeshare bikes.
“Honest” Abe was teamed with Washington, but Lincoln decided he wasn’t waiting for the tag. Abe jumped head of Teddy on the anchor leg and never looked back, to
win steal his second race in a row, this time a shared victory with George.
Video courtesy YouTube member lfahome
Twitter photo/DC Pro Sports Report
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Posted on September 21, 2010 by Presidents Race Fan
The Washington Nationals returned to town Monday night for their final homestand of the season, and while the Nationals have guaranteed their spot at the bottom of the National League East standings, the race to see who will win the 2010 presidents race crown remains tight to the finish.
This homestand marks the finish to Fan Appreciation Month at Nationals Park, as the team has lined up a slew of promotions and giveaways for the Nationals Park faithful who head out to see the team one last time this season.
The racing presidents did their part to kick things off with a stunt we hadn’t seen before. In Monday’s 4th inning, they made a dramatic appearance
aboard red bicycles.
The stunt was in recognition of Capital Bikeshare, a new bicycle sharing service with 110 locations throughout Washington, DC. Capital Bikeshare employees were in attendance at Nationals Park Monday night, after celebrating their inaugural ride on Sunday to launch the new service.
With just ten home games to go, George Washington kept it interesting by pulling away to take another victory, and close within three games of 2-time defending champion Abraham Lincoln in the standings.
Photos courtesy of Flickr member ddotphotos
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Posted on July 27, 2009 by Presidents Race Fan
Perhaps Teddy was inspired by recent events.
Perhaps, just 2 days after “honest” Abe Lincoln pushed and cheated his way to victory, avoiding disqualification while knocking down his opponents, Teddy Roosevelt concluded that the judges weren’t paying attention.
Of course, he could have picked a more subtle way to cheat.
On Sunday, before a crowd of 20,747 at Nationals Park, Teddy pulled out one of his old tricks, coming from behind aboard a motor scooter, passing the other presidents and leaving them in the dust.
Screech, of course, ignored the roar of the approving crowd and disqualified Teddy immediately. Abe Lincoln, sensing opportunity, paced the other presidents and was granted the win.
Photo by Flickr user say71
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