Nationals racing presidents Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover are retiring to West Palm Beach, Florida. The “visiting presidents,” who were introduced in the 2015 and 2016 seasons, respectively, as part of a promotion with the White House Historical Association, are departing today for their new home at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, according to … Continue reading Racing presidents Herbert Hoover and Calvin Coolidge “retiring” to Nats new spring training ballpark.
With a comfortable lead in the season standings, Teddy Roosevelt wrapped up the 2016 Nationals racing presidents season championship before this weekend’s final series vs. the Miami Marlins. It was Teddy’s second crown, having claimed the title in 2014. So there was little drama on Sunday as the presidents took the field for the last … Continue reading Video: Visiting president Herbert Hoover wins last race of the regular season, but Teddy Roosevelt is the season champion
The Nationals’ racing presidents were inspired Sunday by Tanner Roark, who went medieval on the Minnesota Twins batters with fifteen strikeouts. Presidents race newcomer Herbert Hoover started the fourth inning race alone, pausing in front of the Nats HD scoreboard to catch a bit of the season premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones. When Herbie turned … Continue reading Video: Nationals racing presidents survive Game of Thrones inspired sword fight
Just as fans began to ask “will Herbert Hoover ever lose?,” the Nationals racing presidents provided an answer Wednesday night at Nationals Park It was Thomas Jefferson’s 273rd birthday, and the presidents celebrated by letting the sage of Monticello run the race alone, greeting him with a giant birthday cake as he approached the bottom of … Continue reading GIF: Jefferson exacts revenge, pummels Hoover
When visiting racing president Herbert Hoover took the tape in his first Nationals president race Sunday, it seemed to be par for the course — a courtesy win for the new guy; but the tone got serious after Hoover took his second win Monday. “This is absurd,” tweeted Teddy Roosevelt. “Hoover must be stopped,” tweeted fellow … Continue reading Video: Herbie Rides Again! Hoover keeps winning, draws complaints
Just as visiting president Calvin Coolidge did last season, the Washington Nationals’ newest visiting racing president Herbert Hoover won in his first-ever appearance in the Nats’ presidents race. It was a day that began with Hoover making his debut appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, after which Hoover appeared in the Nationals Park centerfield plaza … Continue reading Video: Herbert “Herbie” Hoover wins first Nationals presidents race, fans share concerns about “reptilian” eyes
The Washington Nationals introduced new racing president Herbert Hoover on Sunday morning’s episode of NBC’s Meet the Press. Hoover will join the presidents race beginning today at Nationals Park. As we detailed recently, Hoover gets the designation “visiting racing president,” since he is sponsored by the White House Historical Association. Hoover replaces Calvin Coolidge, who was … Continue reading Video: Meet the Washington Nationals new racing president Herbert Hoover