Posted on July 16, 2016 by Presidents Race Fan
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 make it onto the field for the fourth inning race. Then sturdy George Washington, who took an early lead, fainted on the warning track.
One by one the racing presidents went down, until Teddy Roosevelt, who loved the tropics and preached about living “the strenuous life,” was the only man left standing.
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Posted on April 7, 2016 by Presidents Race Fan
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 from the center field gate. Teddy laid a welcome rug out for his fellow presidents, but as they entered the field, he pulled the rug out from under them, causing an outfield pile up.
Teddy dashed ahead unopposed, celebrating as he crossed the finish line. For now, Roosevelt can enjoy the rare distinction of being undefeated atop the presidents race standings.
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Posted on February 16, 2016 by Presidents Race Fan
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 Day, Teddy says he’s “much better prepared for this season than I have ever been before.” He discusses his offseason film study, two-a-day workouts, and his ambitions to win the presidents race belt back from Abe Lincoln.
He also mentions his fear of the Easter Bunny.
As for the curse some fans attribute to him, he’s not buying it. “…if there a connection between how I do and the team, I don’t see it, we both have our sights set on giving everything we got to win.”
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Posted on June 23, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
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 man down.
His name is Mike D’Amico, and he told Yahoo! he was “super stoked” to find out he had he had become a Twitter sensation.
“I’ll take your word for it until I get some WiFi,” he said. “We’re out in the Amazon. I don’t have a whole lot of Internet here.”
D’Amico explained that he wears the costume because “…it gets people excited. It gets people involved. When I’m trying to start a song in the stands, it’s easier to listen to Teddy Roosevelt than some other guy in another shirt.”
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Posted on May 14, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
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 set for its flagship SportsCenter show, and revealed that racing president Teddy Roosevelt would soon appear in the show’s iconic TV commercials.
The Nats’ famous mascots then scampered on stage as part of a scripted gag, and posed for photos with attendees.
Teddy’s Sportcenter ad was shot last week at ESPN headquarters, and should appear on the air this summer.
Twitter photos: Washington Nationals/@Teddy26Nats
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Posted on April 4, 2014 by Presidents Race Fan
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 a wave towards the wheel, suggesting that each president had to spin the wheel before running.
But as George, Tom, Abe, and Bill lined up to take a spin, Teddy turned and darted for the finish line uncontested.
With one victory, Teddy has tasted rare air: First place in the presidents race standings. Teddy spend the rest of the day parading around Nationals Park carrying a championship belt.
On the local TV broadcast, Nationals color commentator FP Santangelo saw Teddy’s opening day victory as a sign of great things to come for the Bull Moose.
“I got a call right now,” FP said. “Teddy’s going to win every race all year. 81 wins.”
Now that would be amazing.
UPDATE: Here’s the video
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Posted on October 31, 2013 by Presidents Race Fan
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 Bryce Harper costume had won the fan vote in the Nationals’ Pic or Treat Halloween Costume Contest, with Teddy as the prize.
“We were far behind in the voting,” said Lang, “then I tweeted Bryce and his sister and they helped. I tweeted Holden on the radio and he helped. My family tweeted and put it on Facebook and my friends voted a lot.”
Teddy kept the spirits high despite a steady rain and a failure by most neighbors to recognize him. Watch as one after another fails to recognize the racing president, until he finally barges in on some Nats fans.
“It was so cool trick or treating with Teddy,” Jake added. I had a great time.”
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