Video: Nats racing presidents faint in the heat, Teddy Roosevelt perseveres

It was hot enough to fry a pierogie at Nationals Park Friday night, which may be why for the first time since it opened in 2008, the Pittsburgh Pirates arrived in DC for a series but their racing pierogie mascots bowed out. With the heat index hovering in the triple digits, Herbert Hoover didn’t even …

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Video: Racing presidents’ Secret Service protection knocks out Pittsburgh’s visiting pierogies

Saturday’s sellout crowd of over 41,000 will forever remember being witness to Max Scherzer’s near-perfect no-hitter — a performance so dominant that it’s easy to forget the “supporting cast” that made the victory possible: the big RBIs from Tyler Moore, the towering Bryce Harper home run, the spectacular defense by Danny Espinosa and Michael Taylor. … Continue reading Video: Racing presidents’ Secret Service protection knocks out Pittsburgh’s visiting pierogies

Video: Taft teams with Pittsburgh racing pierogies to attack fellow presidents

For those who ever wondered whether racing president William Howard Taft was loyal to the home team, any doubt was removed Friday night at Nationals Park. With the Pittsburgh Pirates in town, Taft missed the start of the fourth inning presidents race, instead waiting near the finish line to wave in an onslaught of racing … Continue reading Video: Taft teams with Pittsburgh racing pierogies to attack fellow presidents

3 Videos: Teddy Roosevelt levels Pittsburgh Pierogie Potato Pete

By now it’s well known that Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt has a history with Pittsburgh Pirates Racing Pierogie Potato Pete, dating back to a 2009 incident that ESPN SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt called “the greatest highlight I’ve ever seen.” On Friday night at Nationals Park, the Pirates returned with the Pierogies, and The … Continue reading 3 Videos: Teddy Roosevelt levels Pittsburgh Pierogie Potato Pete

Videos: Teddy ambushes Pittsburgh’s Pierogies, who return the favor

Pittsburgh’s racing pierogies and Washington’s racing presidents have a history of bad blood, including most famously a vicious hit on Teddy Roosevelt by the retired Potato Pete at PNC Park, and one of only two instances in history when the presidents race was sabotaged by a non-president. On Monday night the pierogies returned to Nationals … Continue reading Videos: Teddy ambushes Pittsburgh’s Pierogies, who return the favor

Video: Nationals Racing Presidents in Pittsburgh vs the Racing Pierogies

For the sixth straight year, The Nationals racing presidents accompanied the team to Pittsburgh’s PNC Park to participate in the host team’s Great Pierogie Race. For the sixth straight year, the presidents came up short. The weekend’s antics included relay races and promising starts for the Nationals’ fab five. However, the presidents were once again … Continue reading Video: Nationals Racing Presidents in Pittsburgh vs the Racing Pierogies

Video: Teddy Roosevelt tackles Pittsburgh racing pierogie Potato Pete, avenging 2009 incident

Revenge was a long time coming, but Teddy Roosevelt finally got even. The Bull Moose lived up to his promise from the night before, as the Pittsburgh Pirates racing pierogies brought Potato Pete out of retirement for one more race at Nationals Park. Longtime Teddy fans are still haunted by the vicious  hit Teddy took … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt tackles Pittsburgh racing pierogie Potato Pete, avenging 2009 incident

Nationals racing presidents at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park

The racing presidents accompanied the Washington Nationals to Pittsburgh’s PNC Park this week, marking the fifth straight year the presidents have faced off with Pittsburgh’s racing pierogies. PNC Park has never been kind to the presidents — particularly Teddy Roosevelt, who famously got leveled there by Potato Pete in 2009. Perhaps that’s why he and … Continue reading Nationals racing presidents at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park

Presidents close out series with a traditional footrace

When the Nationals’ racing presidents and the Pirates’ racing pierogies get together, fireworks usually ensue, and this week was no different. But after Friday’s hard hits and Saturday’s beatings, the eight participants managed a traditional footrace Sunday at Nationals Park. Wearing their traditional period garb for Sunday’s race, the presidents got off to a slow … Continue reading Presidents close out series with a traditional footrace

Teddy returns to the scene of the crime, and it’s not pretty

It’s been more than a year since the Nationals racing presidents last appeared at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park — an infamous visit in which Teddy Roosevelt became a SportsCenter highlight when Pittsburgh Pirates racing pierogie Potato Pete took Teddy down in an open field tackle that ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt called “the greatest highlight I’ve ever … Continue reading Teddy returns to the scene of the crime, and it’s not pretty

Nationals invite standing room crowd — and Pierogies — to Strasburg’s debut

As the hype for pitcher Stephen Strasburg’s debut reaches a fever pitch, with media coverage rivaling a league championship series, the Washington Nationals are releasing additional $10 standing room only tickets via the stadium box office this afternoon, ensuring an all-time Nationals Park attendance record will be set tonight. With the stands overflowing and the … Continue reading Nationals invite standing room crowd — and Pierogies — to Strasburg’s debut

Cast Your Vote: Teddy nominated for 2009 “This Year in Baseball” Awards

Postseason honors are few and far between for the Washington Nationals this season, but over at MLB.com, you can submit your vote today for two Nationals nominees for the 2009 This Year In Baseball awards. Ryan Zimmerman’s nomination as 2009 Defensive Player of the Year will come as no surprise to Nationals fans; but the … Continue reading Cast Your Vote: Teddy nominated for 2009 “This Year in Baseball” Awards