Wild indeed! Nats “Lose Control” of PA system during NL Wild Card game, run presidents race in silence, and Brittney saves the day

An hour into Tuesday’s NL Wild Card game at Nationals Park, as Max Scherzer was completing his 4th inning on the mound, the stadium’s emergency alert system malfunctioned. Alarms blared in the press box, and the stadium’s PA system went silent. For baseball purists, it was a rare opportunity to temporarily enjoy the sounds of …

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Video: “Sharky” takes out George’s competition as shark week continues at Nationals Park

Shark Week continued Tuesday night at Nationals Park as George Washington stole another presidents race victory, appearing from the bullpen with a short “shark,” who proceeded to take out all of Washington’s competition. “He’s given up his hunting hound for his pet shark, Sharky,” intoned Nationals Park P.A. announcer Jerome Hruska. As his pet mowed … Continue reading Video: “Sharky” takes out George’s competition as shark week continues at Nationals Park

Video: “Rally Cicada” leads Teddy to victory, inspires reserves

With the Nats trailing early Sunday at Nationals Park, the team needed a rally, and got inspiration from the most unlikely of places. When the presidents race began in the middle of the fourth inning, Teddy Roosevelt lined up near the finish line, bringing with him the same giant cicada that invaded Nationals Park on … Continue reading Video: “Rally Cicada” leads Teddy to victory, inspires reserves

Video: Presidents race Gangnam Style 강남스타일 again as Teddy steals Nationals’ first postseason race

The Washington Nationals hosted the first playoff game in the team’s short history Wednesday, and area fans showed up in droves, crushing previous attendance records to pack the house with a record standing room only crowd of 45,027. Many of the usual stadium promotion breaks featuring in-game host Clint Khoury were usurped by Major League … Continue reading Video: Presidents race Gangnam Style 강남스타일 again as Teddy steals Nationals’ first postseason race

Video: Racing presidents perform rhythmic gymnastics in Olympic tribute

If you’ve ever wondered what rhythmic gymnastics would look like if Olympic athletes had to wear 10 foot high, 45 pound costumes, the answer arrived with gusto Thursday night at Nationals Park. After race walking and fencing through the first two matches of the series, the Rushmore Four continued to push the envelope with their … Continue reading Video: Racing presidents perform rhythmic gymnastics in Olympic tribute

Video: Teddy stops to look for the Shuttle Discovery

The Space Shuttle Discovery’s flight to its final resting place went right over South Capital Street Tuesday morning, but Teddy Roosevelt must have missed the spectacle, because when the presidents race began just before 8:00pm at Nationals Park, Roosevelt was still looking up. As they promised they would from time to time, the Nationals reversed … Continue reading Video: Teddy stops to look for the Shuttle Discovery

Video: That Cat Returns to thwart a sure Teddy Roosevelt Victory

That Cat returned to Nationals Park Tuesday night, and as the mysterious feline is known to do, threw a wrench into the presidents race procedings. With a crowd braving the rain to see Stephen Strasburg’s return to baseball, perpetual showoff Abe Lincoln jumped out to a big lead, but as Abe traversed the warning track, … Continue reading Video: That Cat Returns to thwart a sure Teddy Roosevelt Victory

Presidents race honors final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis

The Washington Nationals have a tradition of using the 4th-inning presidents race to pay tribute to significant cultural events. On Friday night at Nationals Park, the team attempted to honor the final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, wrapping the heads of George, Tom, and Abe in tinfoil, presumably to represent astronaut helmets. We’re not sure … Continue reading Presidents race honors final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis

Abe Lincoln pays tribute to Randy “Macho Man” Savage

Nationals racing president Abe Lincoln paid tribute to Randy “Macho Man” Savage, who died last week while the Nats were on the road. Lincoln entered the race from the centerfield starting gate dressed in some of the professional wrestler’s famous trademark gear, including a huge cowboy hat, wild black and yellow sunglasses, and a championship … Continue reading Abe Lincoln pays tribute to Randy “Macho Man” Savage

Behind the scenes at the Nationals presidents race (Video)

One thing we’re asked frequently (other then “When is Teddy gonna win?”) is whether the entire presidents race is scripted in advance. When I respond that Nationals Park PA announcer Jerome Hruska really calls the game live and unscripted, some people find that hard to believe. So when the Nationals hosted several bloggers at the … Continue reading Behind the scenes at the Nationals presidents race (Video)