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)
For the second time in their three full seasons, the Washington Nationals racing presidents have been awarded the “Golden Steagle” award for Best Contest or On Field Promotion of the year. The award is bestowed annually by Gameops.com, a web site which connects sports teams and event producers with ideas and tools for on-field promotions. … Continue reading Presidents Race wins “Best on Field Promotion” of 2009
What a week! I was out of the country for the last Nationals homestand but you readers did a fantastic job of keeping the blog updated. My only question: Do any of you have photos of George Washington’s 7/31 take down of Thomas Jefferson? Thanks to you, the Washington Nationals racing presidents have taken the … Continue reading Presidents Race Voting, Teddy T-Shirt Night and More!
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