Nationals Park is hosting its first World Series game Friday, and the national spotlight on all things Nats has never been brighter. So when the fourth inning arrives, if the team knows what’s good for them, they’ll make sure Teddy Roosevelt wins the presidents race. The superstitious among us will point to Teddy’s season trajectory, … Continue reading We’re about to have a World Series presidents race, and Teddy needs to win
This week marked the publication of an excellent new book on Teddy Roosevelt and his relationship with American sports and fitness. The 329-page volume The Strenuous Life: Theodore Roosevelt and the Making of the American Athlete is a lively account of how a sickly child became obsessed with athletic and fitness, carried that obsession into the White … Continue reading In new book, professor argues that Nats should never let Teddy Roosevelt win again. Wait. What?
On Tuesday, Reddit user and Yankees fan Constant_Gardner11 posted a detailed analysis of presidents race results during the Nationals Park era, using data we’ve collected here at Let Teddy Win. His conclusion: Nats fans should root for George Washington. Nats’ opponents should root for Teddy. The many comments from the Reddit community show that conspiracy theories about Teddy … Continue reading Yankees fan runs the numbers, concludes Nats fans should root for George, opponents should root for Teddy
Before the 2017 baseball season started, fans of the Nationals’ presidents race celebrated on social media when recent additions Taft, Coolidge, and Hoover were “retired” to the new Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. That meant a return to the original “Rushmore Four” who patrolled Nationals Park from 2006 through 2012. What fans didn’t anticipate was … Continue reading The Nats are halfway through the home season and Teddy Roosevelt hasn’t won a race, so the Loss-O-Meter returns.
It was hot enough to fry a pierogie at Nationals Park Friday night, which may be why for the first time since it opened in 2008, the Pittsburgh Pirates arrived in DC for a series but their racing pierogie mascots bowed out. With the heat index hovering in the triple digits, Herbert Hoover didn’t even … Continue reading Video: Nats racing presidents faint in the heat, Teddy Roosevelt perseveres
On a blustery opening day at Nationals Park, Teddy Roosevelt sent a message to his fellow Nats racing presidents, pulling a new trick out of his sleeve to run away with the first presidents race of the 2016 season. The commanders-in-chief were greeted by a new Nats HD introduction video, after which Roosevelt appeared first … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt pulls the rug out from racing presidents on opening day
In what appears to be a presidents race first, Washington Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt has given an interview to Chris Cwik of Yahoo’s Big League Stew, making this the first time since the Nats’ presidents appeared on the scene ten years ago that any of them has spoken. In the interview, published on Presidents … Continue reading For the First Time, Teddy Talks
When the USA scored for the second time during Sunday’s World Cup match vs. Portugal, international broadcasts caught a glimpse of a fan dressed as Teddy Roosevelt celebrating the go-ahead goal. The image of the Rough Rider cheering in the stands was instantly shared on Twitter and Vine, but credit Yahoo! Sports for tracking the … Continue reading Video: Meet the man who dressed as Teddy Roosevelt at the World Cup
The Nationals racing presidents made an appearance at the ESPN “up fronts” on Tuesday in New York City, joining executives on Broadway’s Minskoff Theater stage for the network’s annual gathering of media buyers. The annual presentation has evolved over the years into a multimedia show filled with network personalities. The Disney-owned network unveiled a redesigned … Continue reading Nats racing president Teddy Roosevelt to appear in ESPN Sportscenter ad
For the first time ever, Teddy Roosevelt is in first place. Washington Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt showed up prepared for Friday’s home opener at Nationals Park. The 26th president had planted a wheel of fortune along the warning track, and as his fellow presidents emerged from the center field gate, Teddy stopped them with … Continue reading Teddy tricks fellow racing presidents, wins home opener, leading FP to predict a Teddy season sweep.
Teddy Roosevelt learned Thursday that Halloween is the one night of the year when a ten foot tall president at your door doesn’t surprise anybody. The Rough Rider went trick or treating on Thursday night, accompanying young Nats fan Jake Lang and friends through Lang’s Potomac, Maryland neighborhood. With a little help from Twitter, Lang’s … Continue reading Video: Trick or Treating with Teddy Roosevelt
Consecutive rainouts gave the Washington Nationals an opportunity to rest and reset for Saturday’s series opener vs. the Minnesota Twins, but an extra-innings loss ruined the day for the sellout Nationals Park crowd of 41,587, pushing the team two games below .500 for the first time this season. In the fourth inning presidents race, Teddy … Continue reading Video: Teddy wins, meets the Nats in 3rd place
Racing president William Howard Taft gained ground on Teddy Roosevelt late Friday evening as they both crossed the Illinois line after just one day of their race to Mt. Rushmore. The Big Chief followed Teddy in tweeting from the border just before sunset, nearly 700 miles from the day’s starting point. In a Nationals-sponsored Twitter … Continue reading Taft Gains on Teddy in race to Mt. Rushmore
Followers of this blog are familiar with Teddy Roosevelt’s famous “Man in the Arena” speech, in which Roosevelt praised the virtue of those who strive for greatness even in the face of failure. Arizona Senator John McCain read from the speech in a recent ESPN profile of the Let Teddy Win movement, and quotes from … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt speech spurs Nationals to Game 4 victory
A near-capacity house of 37,075 filled Nationals Park Wednesday afternoon with two things in mind: A record 98th win for the Nationals, and a record first win for racing president Teddy Roosevelt. Rumors had swirled that today would be the day for Teddy to break his epic streak — rumors fed by the team’s own … Continue reading Teddy Wins His First Presidents Race on Historic Day at Nationals Park (Videos, Photos, & More)