In what Nationals play-by-play announcer Bob Carpenter said “might be the best GEICO presidents race of the year,” the Nationals racing presidents ran neck and neck for a breakneck 25 second pace Sunday after noon at Nationals Park. In the home stretch, it appeared that George Washington had victory at hand, but Teddy Roosevelt charged … Continue reading Video: “Best Presidents Race of the Year” as Teddy dives to rob George Washington
With Teddy Roosevelt’s historic win coming on a weekday afternoon, it’s likely most fans at home found out via social media, highlight shows, and websites such as this, and not the live game broadcast. Turns out that’s a shame, because MASN broadcasters Bob Carpenter and F.P. Santangelo sure enjoyed the moment, along with the offensive … Continue reading Video: Teddy’s victory inning as called on MASN
Did Screech blow the call? Wednesday night’s presidents race at Nationals Park may have been the closest in racing president history, with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson hitting the finish line at precisely the same time. With NASCAR champion Austin Dillon on hand to wave the checkered flag Wednesday, race judge Screech was unusually liberated … Continue reading Video: Did George Win? Jefferson handed controversial presidents race victory
If you’ve ever wondered what rhythmic gymnastics would look like if Olympic athletes had to wear 10 foot high, 45 pound costumes, the answer arrived with gusto Thursday night at Nationals Park. After race walking and fencing through the first two matches of the series, the Rushmore Four continued to push the envelope with their … Continue reading Video: Racing presidents perform rhythmic gymnastics in Olympic tribute
The Nationals’ conspiracy against Teddy Roosevelt was on full display Sunday at Nationals Park, as Thomas Jefferson flaunted the rules to steal a race from our favorite president, yet avoided disqualification. Over the years, it’s been president #16 Abe Lincoln who has built up a reputation for cheating, but something got into Jefferson Sunday, as … Continue reading Video: Thomas Jefferson whacks George, Abe and Teddy, but is not disqualified. Bob Carpenter calls for an inquiry.
Astute watchers of Nationals broadcasts on MASN know that since the opening of Nationals Park in 2008, play-by-play man Bob Carpenter has displayed bobbleheads of the Nationals’ four racing presidents on a shelf behind him in the booth. What they may not have noticed is that just yesterday, the bodies changed. MASN hosted a small … Continue reading MASN pulls a racing president bobblehead switcheroo