Posted on April 22, 2015 by Presidents Race Fan
ESPN’s Doug Glanville joined racing president Teddy Roosevelt to celebrate Earth Day and the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope during Wednesday’s presidents race at Nationals Park.
The Ivy League engineer and former major leaguer helped the Rough Rider set up a telescope along the first base line, presumably to help Teddy find the Hubble in orbit.
Meanwhile, Teddy’s fellow racing presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Taft entered from the center field gate aboard bicycles.
As George, Tom, Abe, and Bill approached the finish line, Glanville raised his arms to block their path, and invited them to get off their bikes and look into the telescope.
The ol’ misdirection ploy worked like a charm, and with Washington leaning into the telescope Teddy turned and took off for the finish line.
The presidents’ bicycles were donated by Capital Bikeshare, to promote Earth Day of course.
Photos and video: Washington Nationals
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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 5, 2013 by Presidents Race Fan
Perhaps the closest presidents race ever (Image/MASN)
…and Lincoln celebrates prematurely
Abe Lincoln thought he had his second presidents race victory of the season, but it turns out he celebrated prematurely.
The Nationals returned to town Tuesday night and got down to the business of protecting their turf, dealing a home brewed walk-off win vs. the New York Mets.
Abe Lincoln, who’s had a rough start to the 2013 season, also sought a return to his old winning ways in the fourth inning presidents race, as the mascot team pulled out an old favorite gimmick, riding aboard Capital Bikeshare bikes.
Teddy had the early lead, but was overtaken by George Washington and Abe Lincoln, who sprinted for the finish line neck and neck.
In possibly the closest photo finish in presidents race history, the bikes hit the tape seemingly simultaneously. Lincoln raised his fist in triumph, but though TV replay suggested that his front wheel may have been a hair in front of Washington’s, it was George who had leaned forward with his ten foot frame and taken the victory.
Lincoln remains in sold possession of last place in the season standings.
Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome
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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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