Nationals presidents race to opening day, Abe gets endorsement from Chris Christie

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 …

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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

Jefferson drinks a Red Bull mid-race, sprints ahead to victory

Thomas Jefferson did his best Abe Lincoln impression tonight at Nationals Park, sprinting out ahead of the other presidents for an early lead. Lacking Abe’s stamina, Tom paused to catch his breath, but fortunately he had can of Red Bull handy, drank it down, and then sprinted past his opponents again to run away with … Continue reading Jefferson drinks a Red Bull mid-race, sprints ahead to victory

Presidents Race wins “Best on Field Promotion” of 2009

For the second time in their three full seasons, the Washington Nationals racing presidents have been awarded the “Golden Steagle” award for Best Contest or On Field Promotion of the year. The award is bestowed annually by Gameops.com, a web site which connects sports teams and event producers with ideas and tools for on-field promotions. … Continue reading Presidents Race wins “Best on Field Promotion” of 2009

After false start, Pittsburgh pierogie wins Nationals presidents race

Its fair to say that after almost three years of presidents race mishaps and oddities, it would be hard to imagine any result that would stun the Nationals Park crowd; but last night, the unthinkable happened. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ racing pierogies were at Nationals Park for the final game of their 4-game series. In the … Continue reading After false start, Pittsburgh pierogie wins Nationals presidents race

Racing Presidents appear in Cherry Blossom Festival Parade before exhibition game vs. Orioles

The Washington Nationals racing presidents continued to cement their position as DC icons with an appearance in yesterday’s National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. The presidents were decked in their Nationals uniforms and got to ride in style on the back of individual bicycle taxis. It was a rare opportunity for the racing presidents to appear … Continue reading Racing Presidents appear in Cherry Blossom Festival Parade before exhibition game vs. Orioles

Screech and the racing presidents invade Verizon Center

The Washington Nationals racing presidents joined new Nationals mascot Screech at the Verizon Center tonight for a basketball game between the last place Washington Wizards of the Eastern Conference and the last place Sacramento Kings of the West — a battle for pride which came down to the last shot. The visit to Verizon Center … Continue reading Screech and the racing presidents invade Verizon Center

Vote for the Racing Presidents in the MLB Mascot Brackets

Our friends over at Home Run Derby are running a “mascot bracket” that pits major league baseball mascots against each other in a single-elimination popularity contest. Yes, Screech may be the official team mascot, but HRD wisely chose the popular racing presidents to represent our beloved Washington Nationals. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, … Continue reading Vote for the Racing Presidents in the MLB Mascot Brackets

Video: Pirates’ Pierogies vs. Nationals’ Presidents

Thanks to psugradgirl for uploading this video of Tuesday night’s race from Pittsburgh’s PNC Park, when the Pirates’ racing pierogies, led by anchor runner Jalapeno Hanna, won a relay race vs. the visiting Washington Nationals’ racing presidents. Unfortunately, the change of venue did nothing to inspire Teddy Roosevelt, who ran the anchor leg and blew … Continue reading Video: Pirates’ Pierogies vs. Nationals’ Presidents