George Washington leaves Nationals presidents race, returns on a bicycle

After stealing the Nationals’ first 2017 postseason presidents race on Friday, George Washington wasn’t taking any chances for Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday at Nationals Park. Another extra-long race (thanks to the national broadcast) appeared to leave Washington winded as the racing presidents approached center field, but it turned out to be yet …

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Video: On National Lucky Penny Day, Teddy finds a penny , Abe steals it

The Nationals returned to DC to kick off a homestand on a rainy Tuesday night, and in keeping with tradition, the team’s racing presidents used the occasion to celebrate another obscure holiday. So fans who happened to know that it was National Lucky Penny Day would not have been surprised in the fourth inning, when … Continue reading Video: On National Lucky Penny Day, Teddy finds a penny , Abe steals it

Video: Chaos reigns as visiting mascots assault racing presidents, Easter Bunny tackles Teddy Roosevelt, and Screech takes the tape

Two Nationals Park traditions literally collided on Sunday as the Washington Nationals celebrated Screech’s birthday with guest appearances by area mascots, and also celebrated Easter with an appearance by a certain bunny. Each had a history of interfering with the fourth inning presidents race, but never on the same day. What followed wasn’t pretty. When … Continue reading Video: Chaos reigns as visiting mascots assault racing presidents, Easter Bunny tackles Teddy Roosevelt, and Screech takes the tape

Video: Teddy Roosevelt rides bicycle to presidents race victory on Earth Day

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 … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt rides bicycle to presidents race victory on Earth Day

Martha Washington knocks out five racing presidents with her purse

Martha Washington made yet another appearance during the Nationals Presidents race on Labor Day, and once again, the beneficiary was husband George. This time, Martha appeared from the Nationals bullpen and swung her purse at each of George’s opponents as they approached the right field turn. It was Martha’s fifth appearance this season, and while … Continue reading Martha Washington knocks out five racing presidents with her purse

Video: Taft dives at Teddy, but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose

Just one night after William Howard Taft slammed Teddy Roosevelt into the outfield wall, the Chief Justice was at it again. On Saturday night at Nationals Park, Taft sat out of the fourth inning presidents race, but the portly president was hiding in the tunnel between section 134 and 135, and darted out onto the … Continue reading Video: Taft dives at Teddy, but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose

Video: Abe Lincoln enlists Ant Man to knock out Nats’ presidents race competition

The Nationals presidents race has a history of borrowing from popular culture. Friday was the release date for the feature film Ant Man, and racing president Abraham Lincoln wasted no time jumping on the summer blockbuster bandwagon, recruiting the diminutive superhero to help eliminate his competition. “Honest” Abe emerged first from the tunnel for the … Continue reading Video: Abe Lincoln enlists Ant Man to knock out Nats’ presidents race competition

Video: Paula Abdul judges Presidents Race Dance Off, Abe Lincoln steals it

Paula Abdul participated in a dance-off against the Nats’ mascot at Nationals Park Saturday, but it turned out her competition against Screech the Eagle was just a warm-up to the antics that unfolded during the fourth inning presidents race. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abe Lincoln started off the race alone, but were halted in … Continue reading Video: Paula Abdul judges Presidents Race Dance Off, Abe Lincoln steals it

GIF: Racing president Teddy Roosevelt tries to head butt Taft but misses badly

Like several members of the Nationals, racing president Teddy Roosevelt had a game plan for Saturday, but tripped up on the execution. It was a beautiful day for baseball, with both the players and the racing presidents decked out in their patriotic jerseys for Memorial weekend at Nationals Park. But the sun did not shine … Continue reading GIF: Racing president Teddy Roosevelt tries to head butt Taft but misses badly

GIF: Taft’s wife Nellie pops up to disrupt Nationals presidents race

Friday night marked the anniversary of “Nellie” Taft’s death in 1943, and to memorialize the occasion with dignity, the 27th first lady popped out from a jack-in-the-box to spook the Nationals’ racing presidents and spur her husband William Howard Taft to victory. Perhaps the late Helen Louise Herron Taft was making her first appearance at … Continue reading GIF: Taft’s wife Nellie pops up to disrupt Nationals presidents race

Taft recruits rats from National Opera to ambush his fellow racing presidents

Whether William Howard Taft is a rat may be subject to debate, but Saturday left no doubt whether the newest racing president hangs out with them. After Taft won his second race on Friday, his fellow racing presidents decided they needed to put the Big Chief in his place, and so on Saturday afternoon at … Continue reading Taft recruits rats from National Opera to ambush his fellow racing presidents

Video: In a first, Nationals presidents race goes to replay review, Lincoln robs Teddy of title

The Nationals racing presidents entered the penultimate regular season race of 2014 on Saturday with four-time champion Abraham Lincoln on a tear. Lincoln, the all-time winningest racing president, had been dominated most of the season by Teddy Roosevelt, the perennial loser who came into the season with an all-time regular season record of 12-595 (yes, … Continue reading Video: In a first, Nationals presidents race goes to replay review, Lincoln robs Teddy of title

Videos: Abe Lincoln enlists Secret Service to cheat his way into a tie with Teddy Roosevelt

With a win Friday afternoon at Nationals Park, the Nats clinched home field advantage through the playoffs, but Teddy Roosevelt’s magic number stayed stuck at one, as “Honest” Abe Lincoln cheated his way to two victories in the day-night doubleheader, pulling into a tie with Teddy Roosevelt atop the presidents race standings. The afternoon game … Continue reading Videos: Abe Lincoln enlists Secret Service to cheat his way into a tie with Teddy Roosevelt