On a frigid opening day at Nationals Park, the Washington Nationals reversed course from last year and decided to let Teddy win, as racing president Theodore Roosevelt kicked off the season by snapping his multi-year, 86-game losing streak. The MLB’s new pace-of-play initiatives leave little wiggle room for presidents race shenanigans, but the Nationals managed … Continue reading On opening day, Teddy Roosevelt breaks presidents race losing streak with help from an unlikely ally
It was just like old times, and not in a good way. Baseball’s opening day is known as a time of hope, when records are wiped clean and fans look to the future with optimism. But in the season’s inaugural presidents race Monday at Nationals Park, it seemed like 2012 all over again. Nats fans … Continue reading Nats racing presidents return to old ways, robbing Teddy Roosevelt of victory to kick off 2017 season
On a blustery opening day at Nationals Park, Teddy Roosevelt sent a message to his fellow Nats racing presidents, pulling a new trick out of his sleeve to run away with the first presidents race of the 2016 season. The commanders-in-chief were greeted by a new Nats HD introduction video, after which Roosevelt appeared first … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt pulls the rug out from racing presidents on opening day
If you haven’t been following the Washington Nationals racing presidents on social media, this week wouldn’t be a bad time to start. Teddy Roosevelt and his big-headed compatriots are making daily appearances around the DC area as part of a countdown to opening day campaign, and giving prizes to folks who show up and share on … Continue reading Nationals presidents race to opening day, Abe gets endorsement from Chris Christie
Hope and anticipation were in the air Monday at Nationals Park, as a sellout crowd of over 42,000 fans came to see new ace Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals open their 2015 campaign. Sadly, Scherzer’s masterful outing was wasted, as defensive miscues made some in attendance wonder whether things really would be different this … Continue reading GIF: The Easter Bunny tackles Teddy Roosevelt on Opening Day
For the first time ever, Teddy Roosevelt is in first place. Washington Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt showed up prepared for Friday’s home opener at Nationals Park. The 26th president had planted a wheel of fortune along the warning track, and as his fellow presidents emerged from the center field gate, Teddy stopped them with … Continue reading Teddy tricks fellow racing presidents, wins home opener, leading FP to predict a Teddy season sweep.
Winthrop Roosevelt was on hand to cheer on his great-great grandfather for the opening day presidents race at Nationals Park, but the Nats’ newest racing president established himself as an enforcer who was prepared to put himself between Teddy and the finish line. The direct descendent of Theodore Roosevelt ushered in the 2013 season with … Continue reading Video: Winthrop Roosevelt no help as William Howard Taft pushes Teddy around in his debut race
Teddy Roosevelt’s great great grandson will kick off the 2013 baseball season with the pronouncement “Play Ball!” to introduce Monday’s first pitch at Nationals Park. Presidents race followers will recognize Roosevelt from September’s ESPN E:60 feature report by Ken Burns. In the report, which profiled Teddy Roosevelt’s six year losing streak in the presidents race, … Continue reading Teddy’s great great grandson Winthrop Roosevelt to kick off 2013 season Monday
If opening day at Nationals Park was any indication, it’s going to be a wild and exciting year on South Capitol Street. A sellout crowd turned out Thursday afternoon to watch Gio Gonzalez pitch a gem in his Nationals Park debut, capped by a walk-off extra-innings Nationals victory that moved the team into sole possession … Continue reading Video: Jefferson slips Teddy and CM Punk’s trap as the presidents race is moved for 2012
It’s fair to say that the 39,055 Nationals faithful who packed the home park for opening day are accustomed to end-of-game suffering. Unfortunately, a near-freezing drizzle forced them to suffer non-stop from Thursday afternoon’s opening pitch. The home team sported a new look for 2011, with six new position players, an improved defense, new home … Continue reading Nats roll out the red, and Teddy falls on wet, cold opening day
Until the 4th inning, it was looking pretty good for both the Washington Nationals and Teddy Roosevelt on opening day at Nationals Park. Then the bottom fell out. Pitcher John Lannan lost control in the top of the 4th, gave up the lead, and let the Phillies bat around the order. Teddy too, looked good … Continue reading Opening day disaster for the Nats and Teddy
Finally! The Washington Nationals confirmed today that president Barack Obama will be on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch when the Nationals take on the Philadelphia Phillies for opening day 2010. Team president Stan Kasten and various members of the Natosphere have hoped that Obama will make the presidential first pitch an annual … Continue reading Obama to throw out first pitch on opening day
It was indeed a busy day for the Washington Nationals racing presidents. While Nats fans were lining up for the opening day festivities at Nationals Park, the racing presidents were across town, further cementing their new roll as DC-area icons. For the third straight year, George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy were invited to participate in … Continue reading Racing presidents attend White House easter egg roll before opening day game
The largest crowd in Nationals Park history showed up today to witness an opening day game that was filled with promise, but was ultimately jinxed both on and off the field. On the field, some fine performances by the young Nationals roster were eclipsed by dropped balls, errant throws, and hit batsmen, leading ultimately to … Continue reading Teddy plays the spoiler on opening day at Nationals Park
The Washington Nationals begin their home season Monday afternoon at Nationals Park against the world champion Philadelphia Phillies, and after an 0-6 start on the road against the Marlins and Braves, the question on the mind of some Nats fans is “Who will win first: The Nationals or Teddy Roosevelt?” In the first three years … Continue reading Nats fans need a victory — Will Teddy deliver?