On Teddy’s birthday, remembering the top presidents race moments of 2011

Thursday is Teddy Roosevelt’s birthday, and what better way to celebrate than to relive some of the top presidents race moments of 2011 (at least according to the Nationals).

The Nats staff has compiled a fun video for Nationals.com highlighting some the more memorable triumphs and mishaps of 2011.

Notably absent are the two races from the final weekend the season in which Jayson Werth tried to take over the presidents race. It was a National story, but one the Nats’ marketing brass would prefer to bury. In fact, the Nationals have never released video of those two races.

Video: Washington Nationals

Teddy’s 150th Birthday Party Photos

It’s been a busy couple of days for Nationals’ racing president Teddy Roosevelt. After running the entire Marine Corps Marathon race on Sunday, Teddy celebrated his 150th birthday with a party last night at Hudson Restaurant in DC. Patrons posed for photos with the guest of honor, who shared slices of birthday cake for everybody in attendance. Photos courtesy of Sol Tucker/Push Media Group.

Nationals' racing president Teddy Roosevelt gets the first slice of his 150th birthday cake on Monday night at DC's Hudson Restaurant.

Racing president Teddy Roosevelt gets the first slice of his 150th birthday cake from Washington Nationals ball girl Cheryl Hackley on Monday night at DC's Hudson Restaurant.

Happy Birthday Teddy!

It's Teddy Roosevelt's birthday! Teddy Roosevelt turns 150 today, and while presidents race fans here in DC are busy celebrating with big-headed Teddy at Hudson restaurant, Teddy’s namesake bobblehead doll has been on the road again, taking in the World Series.

That’s right. Regular readers know I’m a fan of Phil Yabut‘s flickr photoset — Teddy Roosevelt's bobblehead doll at the World Series in Philadelphia's Citizen's Bank ParkTeddy’s Travels and Travails“, in which Phil has documented the travels of his Washington Nationals Teddy Roosevelt bobblehead doll from the 2007 season. This past weekend, bobblehead Teddy became the first member of the Nationals to make it to the World Series, taking in the late night Game 3 thriller at Citizen’s Bank Park, and waking up this morning to a birthday cake which is quite a bit larger than his head. Thanks Phil. And enjoy the Series while it lasts. The Nats’ time will be coming soon.

Teddy Roosevelt finishes the Marine Corps Marathon!

Washington Nationals mascot Teddy Roosevelt races in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DCAs reported last week, the Washington Nationals’ own beloved racing president Teddy Roosevelt did in fact enter today’s Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC, and finished the race in an incredible 6:26:49. Given that the costume weighs over 40 pounds, it’s a monumental feat to have finished the race at all. Teddy apparently had to lie to enter the marathon, reporting his age as only 50, but we all know that the big Bull Moose actually turns 150 tomorrow.

Thanks to flickr member Bullneck, who has contributed photos before, for these first images from today’s marathon. And for those of you who didn’t catch the hilarious photos from Friday’s press conference, check them out over at Nats320. SBF, your tips paid off!

If anybody was ever deserving of a post-marathon celebration, it’s our favorite racing president. Expect a big crowd at Hudson for Monday night’s big 150th birthday party.

Teddy’s 150th Birthday Bash to be held Monday night at Hudson Restaurant in DC

Teddy's 150th birthday party will be Monday night at Hudson Restaurant in DC

Teddy's 150th birthday party will be Monday night at Hudson Restaurant in DC

For those of you were wondering just how you’d celebrate Teddy Roosevelt’s 150th birthday on Monday, look no further than today’s announcement via Facebook that our favorite racing president will be the guest of honor at a birthday bash at Hudson Restaurant at 21st and M Streets NW.

The party will go from 8:00pm to midnight, during the Monday Night Football and the World Series games, but Teddy Roosevelt himself will be making his appearance from 8:30 to 9:30pm, to share a complimentary slice of birthday cake with all in attendance. After running in the Marine Corp Marathon, Teddy should be ready for a good party.

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