The Nationals racing presidents once again stretched beyond the boundaries of track & field as their week of Olympic tributes continued at Nationals Park. After taking on swimming on Friday, the mascot team stayed in the virtual water Saturday with their own unique take on an Olympic sailing regatta. George, Tom, Abe and Teddy entered … Continue reading Racing presidents take on Olympic sailing via Segways fitted with sails
Just one day after Abe Lincoln blatantly stole a race while riding a tricycle, the Great Emancipator was at it again. On Wednesday night at Nationals Park, the presidents ran a 2-wheel relay, with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson running the first leg aboard Segway personal transporters, and Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt running the … Continue reading Video: Abe beats Teddy again, this time both on bikes
As promised, the Nationals moved the presidents race back to the first base line for Friday’s outing, but despite getting a rare second chance, the result was the same for poor Teddy Roosevelt. In the 4th inning, the presidents competed aboard Segway personal transporters, and despite his height, Jefferson managed to outmaneuver the other racing … Continue reading Video: Presidents race twice. Abe ambushes Teddy in the 13th inning. TJ takes two.
In the final game of an undoubtedly difficult homestand for racing president Teddy Roosevelt, our 26th president decided it was time to leave nothing to doubt. Unfortunately for Teddy, he could have picked a more subtle way to cheat. When the presidents emerged in center field for the 4th-inning race, Teddy was out in front … Continue reading Teddy crosses first, is disqualified for riding a Segway
The Washington Nationals returned to town Friday night for a short homestand of interleague play against the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals, sandwiched at either end with starts by rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg. President Barack Obama joined the sellout crowd on Friday to see his beloved White Sox take on the Nationals new … Continue reading Racing presidents chase White Sox Southpaw on Segways
Washington Nationals fans who are getting used to expecting victory found more than their fair share of frustrations from the squandered scoring opportunities in Saturday’s game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. If there was a silver lining, it was only for devotees of the Nationals’ presidents race. The Nats’ reached the 13th inning of a … Continue reading New uniforms and a presidents race doubleheader
The racing presidents pulled out all the stops for the standing room only crowd of 41,985 tonight at Nationals Park, completing the homestand against the Boston Red Sox with a multi-vehicle presidents race relay. Abe Lincoln and George Washington competed in the first leg, riding Segway personal transporters along the left field warning track toward … Continue reading Racing presidents run relay on segways & bicycle taxis