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 … Continue reading From DCist: An Oral History of the Nationals racing presidents, and a major first admission of conspiracy
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
Just as fans began to ask “will Herbert Hoover ever lose?,” the Nationals racing presidents provided an answer Wednesday night at Nationals Park It was Thomas Jefferson’s 273rd birthday, and the presidents celebrated by letting the sage of Monticello run the race alone, greeting him with a giant birthday cake as he approached the bottom of … Continue reading GIF: Jefferson exacts revenge, pummels Hoover
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
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
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
Observers of the Nationals presidents race have been asking why it seems the presidents have suddenly begun running so many race to the 3B side of the field. In fact, as of Friday night, six straight races and 11 of the past 14 have had the finish line along the 3B side of the field, … Continue reading Why do the presidents keep running left? We have the answer.