UPDATE: On Thursday, Pepco parent Exelon has funded an additional hour of operating time for the Metro. Times have been updated below. The Washington Nationals return to DC Thursday for a deciding NLDS playoff game 5 vs. the Chicago Cubs. However, with an announced start time of 8:08pm, just over 4 hours before the last … Continue reading Washington Nationals Fans revive #Natsride hashtag to help each other get home after Thursday’s late playoff game
For the first time in more than two years, there will be a chicken sacrifice at Nationals Park. Longtime readers are familiar with the ritual performed by Hugh Kaufman, aka the Washington Nationals’ “Rubber Chicken Man,” whenever the team has run into a string of bad “juju.” “There hasn’t been a chicken sacrifice in the … Continue reading After 2-1 playoff loss, fans plan chicken sacrifice Tuesday outside Nationals Park
After stealing the Nationals’ first 2017 postseason presidents race on Friday, George Washington wasn’t taking any chances for Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday at Nationals Park. Another extra-long race (thanks to the national broadcast) appeared to leave Washington winded as the racing presidents approached center field, but it turned out to be yet … Continue reading George Washington leaves Nationals presidents race, returns on a bicycle
The Washington Nationals hosted the first game of the National League Division Series vs. the Chicago Cubs Friday night at Nationals Park, and the nationally televised playoff game schedule helped the team toy with fans before once again preventing Teddy Roosevelt from winning his first presidents race of the season. The extra long commercial breaks … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt almost wins in the playoffs, but Nats grounds crew intervenes
The Washington Nationals have added an extensive menu of fall specialty items to be available exclusively during the 2017 postseason beginning this Friday at Nationals Park. Here’s a rundown of what to expect, and where you can find it: The Fall Classic Grilled Cheese What is it: Grilled Cheese with braised short rib, baby arugula, pickled … Continue reading Nationals Park to add specialty food items for 2017 playoffs
The Nationals can’t seem to win — and not just division series. Faced with relentless criticism about an alleged curse of Teddy Roosevelt, the team responded by having Teddy win every playoff presidents race from 2012 to 2014 through last week’s Game 1. When that didn’t work out so well, they shifted gears and plotted a victory for … Continue reading Video: Jefferson slams Teddy Roosevelt into the stands as Nationals attempt to quell curse talk
Washington Nationals fans are nothing if not smart, resourceful, and social media savvy. Faced with the new 8:08pm start time for Thursday’s NLDS Game 5, combined with the DC Metro’s inability to extend operating times due to “Safe Track” maintenance, fans reliant on Metro faced the real possibility of choosing between sticking around for a … Continue reading Nationals fans unable to rely on Metro for Game 5 create ride sharing hashtag
When the Washington Nationals were a perennial loser, many blamed the curse of Teddy Roosevelt; but the narrative switched after 2012, and fans began to believe that the Nats couldn’t win a playoff series precisely because they had let Teddy win. So on Sunday, with Roosevelt having won the presidents race in each of the … Continue reading Nats botch attempt to break playoff “curse” as Teddy Roosevelt doesn’t cooperate
For six years from 2006 through 2012, Washington Nationals fans talked of The Curse of Teddy Roosevelt, and everybody knew what they meant: Teddy’s continued losses in the team’s presidents race were seen as a curse that kept the team from winning. But since the Rough Rider won his first-ever presidents race title this year, and extended … Continue reading Fans blame Teddy Roosevelt for Nats playoff collapse
Among the many firsts in a night of firsts Saturday at Nationals Park, The Nats racing presidents held their first-ever postseason presidents race doubleheader, running a second race as NLDS Game 2 dragged into the night. In the fourth inning, Teddy entered the race late, coming out of the bullpen to trail the pack as … Continue reading Videos: Teddy shows nunchuck skills, wins two presidents races during epic 18-inning playoff game
The National League Division Series began Friday at Nationals Park, and the Nats’ racing presidents used the unusually long commercial break during the fourth inning to add a few dance moves to the regularly-scheduled presidents race. Teddy Roosevelt emerged from the bullpen to stop his fellow presidents, put down a boom box, and lead a … Continue reading Video: Nats racing presidents dance to “Rock Your Body” by Justin Timberlake during race
For the third time since his historic first win last week, Teddy Roosevelt scored a victory in the Washington Nationals postseason presidents race. Unfortunately, after the St. Louis Cardinals completed the biggest comeback in MLB playoff elimination game history, the race would prove to be Teddy’s last of the season. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and … Continue reading Video: Grounds crew pummels presidents. Teddy wins again. Nats don’t.
The Washington Nationals hosted the first playoff game in the team’s short history Wednesday, and area fans showed up in droves, crushing previous attendance records to pack the house with a record standing room only crowd of 45,027. Many of the usual stadium promotion breaks featuring in-game host Clint Khoury were usurped by Major League … Continue reading Video: Presidents race Gangnam Style 강남스타일 again as Teddy steals Nationals’ first postseason race
The National’s plan to let Teddy Roosevelt win the presidents race Wednesday was one of the most poorly kept secrets in Washington history. The team promoted the event for a week, even bought ads in the newspaper; yet many Teddy fans, having been burned in the past, remained skeptical. However, in light of Teddy’s historic … Continue reading Are the Nationals planning to retire Teddy Roosevelt?