From DCist: An Oral History of the Nationals racing presidents, and a major first admission of conspiracy

DCist today published a wonderful Oral History of the Nationals Racing Presidents, lovingly curated by intrepid journalist Matt Blitz. including a first-ever formal admission by a team official that the fix was in for Teddy Roosevelt. Blitz tells the history of the presidents race through interviews with many of the people behind the scenes and involved …

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Taft “retiring” to Palm Beach as well, leaving original Rushmore racing presidents at Nationals Park

Washington Nationals racing president William Howard Taft will arrive this weekend at the Ball Park of the Palm Beaches and stay for good, joining the other “retired” racing presidents Herbert Hoover and Calvin Coolidge in their new home in West Palm Beach. According to a report in the The Palm Beach Post, the Nats have made … Continue reading Taft “retiring” to Palm Beach as well, leaving original Rushmore racing presidents at Nationals Park

Videos: Teddy shows nunchuck skills, wins two presidents races during epic 18-inning playoff game

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

Nationals “presidential announcement” planned for Saturday

Since Teddy Roosevelt’s historic first victory at the end of last season, the Nationals have been promising some new twists for the season ahead. A giant John Kennedy was spotted outside Nationals Park after the final playoff game of 2012, leading some to speculate about expansion of the Rushmore Four. Rumors also swirled about retirement … Continue reading Nationals “presidential announcement” planned for Saturday

Video: Ken Burns narrates and John McCain featured as ESPN E:60 profiles the Let Teddy Win movement

As usual, Teddy Roosevelt pulled up the rear but stole the show, as  ESPN’s E:60 ended  Tuesday night with an eight minute Ken Burns-narrated feature story on the conspiracy surrounding Nationals racing  president Teddy Roosevelt. ESPN’s Michael Johns set out to produce the definitive piece on the Let Teddy Win movement, and by all accounts, a … Continue reading Video: Ken Burns narrates and John McCain featured as ESPN E:60 profiles the Let Teddy Win movement

Nats send a message as George Washington Head Butts Teddy Roosevelt to prevent a win in presidents race #500

With fans far and wide clamoring for a Teddy Roosevelt victory in presidents race #500, the Washington Nationals sent a clear and decisive message Saturday night: Don’t even think about it. A sellout crowd of 42,662 was on hand in anticipation of the 500th running of the fabled Nationals Park presidents race, and the Nationals … Continue reading Nats send a message as George Washington Head Butts Teddy Roosevelt to prevent a win in presidents race #500

Videos: Jayson Werth & the Nats’ bullpen pitchers interfere with Friday’s presidents race

Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth has made no secret of his disgust at the conspiracy that is the Teddy Roosevelt’s losing streak in the fourth-inning presidents race. On Friday night at Nationals Park, Werth took matters into his own hands, staying on the field after the top of the fourth inning, and leading his … Continue reading Videos: Jayson Werth & the Nats’ bullpen pitchers interfere with Friday’s presidents race

Behind the scenes at the Nationals presidents race (Video)

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)

Abe & Teddy break away in 3-legged presidents race

Livan Hernandez and the Washington Nationals celebrated the summer solstice with a 2-1 victory Monday night at Nationals Park, and what better to welcome in the summer than that classic summer staple, the 3-legged race. George Washington was teamed with Thomas Jefferson and Abe Lincoln was teamed with Teddy Roosevelt as the race began. With … Continue reading Abe & Teddy break away in 3-legged presidents race