GIF: Presidents race melee keeps Lincoln’s hopes alive

In a race that Washington Nationals color commentator F.P. Santangelo called a “three in the morning job,” the Nats’ racing presidents tripped and pushed each other through an epic shoving match in which everyone participated. On Monday night, not even the sponsor GEICO Gecko escaped the dirt. Despite face planting twice, it was Abe Lincoln … Continue reading GIF: Presidents race melee keeps Lincoln’s hopes alive

Taft skips first presidents race of 2013, Gecko flattens Washington

New racing president William Howard Taft sat out the first presidents race of 2013 at Nationals Park. The unofficial race was part of Friday’s exhibition opener vs. the New York Yankees. Taft wasn’t part of the introductory video, and spent the entire race in the stands at section 133, taking notes on his new opponents … Continue reading Taft skips first presidents race of 2013, Gecko flattens Washington

Presidents race is no longer “The Main Event”

The two longest standing criticisms of the Nationals presidents race appear to have been addressed in consecutive games. The Nationals’ refusal to let Teddy Roosevelt win for nearly seven seasons was, of course, nationally known — a concern that reached even as far as the White House. (Photo:Adam Fagen)[/caption]But more grating to many Nationals fans … Continue reading Presidents race is no longer “The Main Event”

Teddy shows no fight before record Nats Park crowd

An all-time record crowd of 44,675 squeezed into Nationals Park Saturday night, but everybody on the field, including Teddy Roosevelt, appeared to have nothing left after Friday night’s late-inning heroics. It was estimated that as much as 50% of the standing room only crowd hailed from Philadelphia, but with the Phillies staking a 5-0 lead, … Continue reading Teddy shows no fight before record Nats Park crowd