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 … Continue reading George Washington leaves Nationals presidents race, returns on a bicycle

Video: Racing presidents commemorate George Washington’s 1775 appointment

On June 15, 1775, the country’s fledgling Continental Congress commissioned George Washington to be commander in chief on the Continental Army. On Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park, the Nats racing presidents reenacted the event to commemorate its 241st anniversary. With Herbert Hoover sitting out, Tom, Abe, Teddy and Bill started the race from the centerfield … Continue reading Video: Racing presidents commemorate George Washington’s 1775 appointment

Taft plays Jason for Friday the 13th, gets clocked by George

The Nationals racing presidents kicked off the final homestand of the season as the presidents race was meant to be, with the Rushmore four — George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy — racing closely along the warning track. But it being Friday the 13th, this season’s interloper William Howard Taft emerged from the bullpen midway through … Continue reading Taft plays Jason for Friday the 13th, gets clocked by George

Video: Jefferson diverts the other presidents as Washington waltzes to victory

After dominating the first month of the season, Nats racing presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson have watched rivals Abe, Bill, and Teddy pick up some recent late-May momentum. But on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park, they decided they’d had enough. Jefferson set up a diversion at the starting gate, sending Abe, Bill, … Continue reading Video: Jefferson diverts the other presidents as Washington waltzes to victory

Video: George Washington plows Tom, Abe, Teddy and Taft

With only seven races in the books for 2013, George Washington has established himself as Nationals Park’s new 4th-inning enforcer, a role historically owned by “Honest” Abe Lincoln. If there was any doubt before Friday night’s race, it was quickly erased soon after the racing presidents were introduced. Washington was last to emerge from the … Continue reading Video: George Washington plows Tom, Abe, Teddy and Taft