Video: John McCain pumps up Teddy Roosevelt on HD scoreboard. Teddy listens. Could victory #1 be next?

The Washington Nationals did nothing to dispell the notion that they are preparing to let Teddy win the presidents race after clinching their first division championship Monday night at Nationals Park. Fans arriving early for the newly-minted “Teddy in 2012” series were given Teddy-themed “eye black” decals promoting the cause for #26 himself. That much …

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Wall Street Journal reports Teddy seeks meeting with Obama, McCain calls it a “vast left wing conspiracy”

The Nationals are seeking a tête-à-tête between racing president Teddy Roosevelt and Barack Obama, as Arizona Senator John McCain calls Teddy’s losing streak a “vast left-wing conspiracy being organized by pinko commie liberals,” according to Saturday’s Wall Street Journal. The front page story by diplomatic correspondent Neil King, Jr. caps a week in which the … Continue reading Wall Street Journal reports Teddy seeks meeting with Obama, McCain calls it a “vast left wing conspiracy”

Video: Teddy shows promise but comes up short in first playoff-era presidents race

“Look at the running of Teddy Roosevelt,” Bob Carpenter advised viewers on Friday night’s MASN broadcast. “He’s either dropped a few lbs., been training seriously, or a combination of the two because  I’ve never seen him run this well.” “He’s training for something,” added color commentator F.P. Santangelo.  “He’s on a mission.” With Arizona Senator … Continue reading Video: Teddy shows promise but comes up short in first playoff-era presidents race

Barack Obama joins the Let Teddy Win movement

President Barack Obama has thrown his support behind the Let Teddy Win movement, the White house said Thursday. Obama was responding to Republican Senator John McCain’s call for a congressional investigation into the Washington Nationals’ conspiracy against racing president Teddy Roosevelt in a video report that aired Tuesday on ESPN’s E:60. White House spokesman Jay … Continue reading Barack Obama joins the Let Teddy Win movement

Video: Ken Burns narrates and John McCain featured as ESPN E:60 profiles the Let Teddy Win movement

As usual, Teddy Roosevelt pulled up the rear but stole the show, as  ESPN’s E:60 ended  Tuesday night with an eight minute Ken Burns-narrated feature story on the conspiracy surrounding Nationals racing  president Teddy Roosevelt. ESPN’s Michael Johns set out to produce the definitive piece on the Let Teddy Win movement, and by all accounts, a … Continue reading Video: Ken Burns narrates and John McCain featured as ESPN E:60 profiles the Let Teddy Win movement

Charity Fund applies Game Theory to pressure Nats to Let Teddy Win

CORRECTION: Because of a tweet I attributed to Senator John McCain, I inadvertantly reported  Tuesday night that this fund had been established by McCain.  My apologies to Mr. Halperin and Mr. McCain. Moments after  Tuesday night’s ESPN E:60 profile about the Let Teddy Win movement, Nats fan Jon Halperin announced the establishment of a charitable … Continue reading Charity Fund applies Game Theory to pressure Nats to Let Teddy Win

Keeping busy in the off-season

Another baseball post-season began today without the participation of the Washington Nationals, but racing president Teddy Roosevelt appears to be keeping himself busy throughout he election season. I wrote in August about Phil Yabut’s Teddy Roosevelt bobblehead doll, whose travels and travails are being documented in a Flickr photoset. Since then, Teddy has continued to … Continue reading Keeping busy in the off-season