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
It was free T-Shirt Tuesday tonight at Nationals Park, and the stands were filled with 10,000 Nationals fans wearing free Abe Lincoln t-shirts. Based on the results from the previous T-Shirt Tuesdays, Abe had to be the prohibitive favorite to run away with tonight’s presidents race, but when the middle of the 4th inning arrived, … Continue reading Teddy Nearly Steals T-Shirt Tuesday Victory from Abe
Tuesday night the Washington Nationals return to town to face the Diamondbacks and Astros in a couple of series that promise great weather, light summer traffic, and some big promotions at Nationals Park. The Nationals are in need of some home cooking after a brutal week which netted as many devastating injuries as team victories. … Continue reading Abe’s T-Shirt Tuesday Kicks Off Nationals Homestand
Perhaps racing president Teddy Roosevelt was just tired from yesterday’s big win vs. the Orioles bird, but today at Nationals Park a lot of Teddy fans were disappointed to see our #26 give up any chance of building on last night’s momentum. Through the early innings of today’s game vs. the Baltimore Orioles, Teddy was … Continue reading Teddy skips presidents race to assist grounds crew
Teddy Roosevelt had never won a race at Nationals Park (at least not without being disqualified for cheating); but tonight a packed house got to cheer as our beloved #26 came from behind and crossed the finish line to claim victory in a 1-on-1 grudge match vs. The Bird from Baltimore. It was a night … Continue reading Teddy Wins!
Now those of you who go to the Washington Nationals games at Nationals Park don’t have to rely on our standings page to track presidents race results. On Wednesday night, for the first time since the Nationals moved to their new stadium, the presidents race standings were featured on the on the centerfield wall scoreboard. … Continue reading Presidents Race Standings Now in High-Definition
If riding a motor scooter is considered cheating, then a foot-powered scooter must be ok, right? This was apparently Teddy Roosevelt’s thinking as he prepared for the final presidents race of this Nationals Park homestand. Two days after being disqualified for riding a motor scooter in the presidents race, Teddy Roosevelt chose a decidedly less … Continue reading Razor Scooter Is No Help to Teddy
Yesterday’s home game against the Philadelphia Phillies marked the continuation of the Washington Nationals’ T-Shirt Tuesdays, which will run all season at Nationals Park. Each Tuesday home game throughout the season, the first 10,000 fans arriving at Nationals Park will be handed a free t-shirt compliments of one of the team’s sponsors. The t-shirts have … Continue reading Nationals T-Shirt Tuesday Features Racing Presidents