The air was thick with anticipation last night at Nationals Park as over 32,000 filled the stands for Teddy’s T-Shirt Tuesday. As Teddy Roosevelt’s faithful poured into the stadium, many were disappointed to find that the team had given out all 10,000 free “Run Teddy Run” t-shirts nearly an hour before game time. The skies … Continue reading Teddy Gives Up Lead, Turns to Chase Panther
Lost amid the all-star headlines yesterday was the news that the Washington Nationals’ beleaguered left fielder Wily Mo Peña was likely headed to the disabled list. The 26-year-old would-be slugger might very well be the biggest disappointment for the Nationals in a season choc full of disappointments. Touted as an everyday middle-of-the order power hitter … Continue reading The Real Problem with Willy Mo Peña
For the Washington Nationals’ last game before the All Star break, the team today welcomed Potomac Nationals mascot Uncle Slam to Nationals Park to cheer on the team and participate in the Nationals presidents race for the first time. Unfortunately for Teddy fans, the extra competition did nothing to slow down a juggernaut called Abe … Continue reading Lincoln unfazed as Uncle Slam joins the presidents race.
Washington Nationals fans filled the stands Saturday night to watch pitcher Collin Balester’s inauspicious Nationals Park debut vs. the Houston Astros. Despite the home team’s recent string of misfortune, it’s good to see the weekend crowds consistently topping 30,000 regardless of opponent. Great weather has certainly helped, and by now Washingtonians are figuring out that … Continue reading Abe goes for homestand sweep Sunday at Nationals Park
Tonight’s sunset over the Anacostia River turned the sky a beautiful shade of pink over the left field wall at Nationals Park. Perhaps that’s why Teddy Roosevelt chose to run in that direction after taking the field for the 4th inning presidents race. As George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abe Lincoln raced along the right … Continue reading Teddy runs the wrong way, Abe takes 5th straight.
CORRECTION: I had originally thought this would air Friday, but it aired this morning on ESPN2: Nationals’ president Stan Kasten says in the interview that the presidents race is not fixed, and that “it’s inevitable” that Teddy will win. He also hints that there may be more 1-on-1 races in Teddy’s future like his recent … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt/Stan Kasten interview on ESPN’s First Take
From Vimeo member Ed, here’s a new video of last night’s T-Shirt Tuesday presidents race in which Teddy took a huge lead, but suffered a wardrobe malfunction near the finish line: Continue reading Video of Last Night’s Presidents Race