Videos: Racing president Thomas Jefferson (as Rey) wins Nats’ Star Wars Day lightsaber battle

Saturday was Star Wars Day at Nationals Park, and after just three seasons, a couple of traditions have clearly been established: the fourth inning presidents race will end in an epic lightsaber battle, and Thomas Jefferson will be in drag. Teddy Roosevelt (Chewbacca) and Abe Lincoln (Finn) jumped out to an early lead before being …

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Nationals 2017 Promotion Schedule: Fewer Bobbleheads, more special events, plus action figures, snow globes and more

As promised, the Washington Nationals revealed their 2017 promotion/giveaway schedule this morning, and while there are many creative new promotions in store, it was surprisingly bereft of the bobblehead dolls that so many fans look forward to annually. Previous years have featured as many as six or seven bobblehead giveaways. In 2017, there will be … Continue reading Nationals 2017 Promotion Schedule: Fewer Bobbleheads, more special events, plus action figures, snow globes and more

Photos and video from Star Wars day at Nationals Park, including the racing presidents epic battle vs the dark side

Temperatures hovered around 100 degrees Saturday night, but that didn’t stop a sellout crowd from joining in the fun on the second annual Star Wars Day at Nationals Park. Star Wars themed organ music and graphics punctuated the night, costumed fans were featured on Nats HD, and dozens of costumed characters roamed the concourse, adding … Continue reading Photos and video from Star Wars day at Nationals Park, including the racing presidents epic battle vs the dark side

Behind the scenes with the genius behind the Nats Star Wars Day Racing Presidents costumes

Washington Post intern Lauren Loftus has published a wonderful behind-the-scenes profile of the genius behind the customized racing presidents costumes from Sunday’s Star Wars Day promotion at Nationals Park. Longtime readers know that the Nationals’ racing presidents were built by Randy Carfagno Productions in New York City, but when Star Wars costumes, wigs, astronaut helmets, … Continue reading Behind the scenes with the genius behind the Nats Star Wars Day Racing Presidents costumes

Photos & Video from Star Wars Day at Nationals Park: Jedi Knights, stormtroopers, an epic battle between costumed racing presidents, and Teddy Roosevelt dressed as a Wookie

Sunday was the first Star Wars Day at Nationals Park. The Nats transformed every aspect of the fan experience into an intergalactic voyage, but the hit of the day by far was the Nationals’ racing presidents, who dressed as characters from the movies and were swarmed by the sellout crowd wherever they went. Despite the … Continue reading Photos & Video from Star Wars Day at Nationals Park: Jedi Knights, stormtroopers, an epic battle between costumed racing presidents, and Teddy Roosevelt dressed as a Wookie