Lincoln holds off challengers to take his 3rd title as the Nationals racing presidents bid farewell to Stan Kasten

In the end, it was no contest. After a back and forth month in which both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson made strong runs at first place in the presidents race standings, back-to-back repeat champion Abraham Lincoln held off all challengers in the final race of the season, pulling away for a convincing victory and …

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Schedule for Sunday’s NatsFest 2010

The week-long Washington Nationals Winter Caravan comes to a climactic end this Sunday, January 31 with the second annual NatsFest at Nationals Park. Nationals fans who caught last year’s inaugural event were treated to an unusual level of access to players and management, as well as behind-the-scenes opportunities to visit the home and visitor clubhouses, … Continue reading Schedule for Sunday’s NatsFest 2010

Nationals blogs forced to fill the print gap

With the Washington Nationals preparing for their most highly-anticipated spring training since the team moved to DC, the oft-snakebitten franchise finds itself without a voice at DC’s major newspapers. The Washington Times today announced restructuring and layoffs that include drastic cut-backs in local news and sports reporting. The staff reductions of over 40% mean the … Continue reading Nationals blogs forced to fill the print gap

Barack Obama to throw out the first pitch at Nationals home opener

Ben Goessling reports in Saturday’s Washington Times that president Barack Obama will throw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals home opener against the Phillies on April 13. The Times cites a club source who spoke “on the condition of anonymity” because no announcement has been made. Team president Stan Kasten and various members … Continue reading Barack Obama to throw out the first pitch at Nationals home opener

Toe-to-Toe with Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Stan Kasten at first-ever NatsFest

Nationals Park was abuzz with life on this cold winter day as thousands of Washington Nationals fans were drawn to the first annual NatsFest fan fest. For the ticket price of just $10.00, Nats fans were able to wander through the usually-restricted field level concourse, lounge in the home team clubhouse, sit in a $300+ … Continue reading Toe-to-Toe with Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Stan Kasten at first-ever NatsFest

Teddy Heads to Syracuse for Friday’s Hot Stove Dinner

Teddy Roosevelt is kicking off the new year with a trip to Syracuse, New York, to help welcome the Washington Nationals’ new AAA affiliate Syracuse Chiefs to the Nationals family. This Friday, January 16, marks the Chiefs’ 48th annual “Hot Stove Dinner” — a $50-a-plate event in which fans shmooz with team brass and get … Continue reading Teddy Heads to Syracuse for Friday’s Hot Stove Dinner

Teddy Roosevelt/Stan Kasten interview on ESPN’s First Take

CORRECTION: I had originally thought this would air Friday, but it aired this morning on ESPN2: Nationals’ president Stan Kasten says in the interview that the presidents race is not fixed, and that “it’s inevitable” that Teddy will win. He also hints that there may be more 1-on-1 races in Teddy’s future like his recent … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt/Stan Kasten interview on ESPN’s First Take

Presidents Race “Best On-Field Promotion of 2007”

GameOps.com, a web site focused on sports entertainment and promotions, recognized the Washington Nationals presidents race with its Golden Steagle award for best contest or on-field promotion of 2007. Of course I couldn’t agree more, but this is a nice feather in the cap for Stan Kasten and the young Nationals marketing team, especially considering … Continue reading Presidents Race “Best On-Field Promotion of 2007”