Major League baseball hosted an all star “Great Mascott Race” at Monday night’s Home Run Derby in Kansas City. Among the racing mascots who passed the baton in the relay race were Nolan Ryan (Rangers Legends of Texas Race) vs. Bob the Shark (Marlins Great Sea Race), Onion (Indians Hot Dog Derby) vs. Aquafina (Rays … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt races at All Star Game Home Run Derby, clobbers Milwaukee sausage
The Nationals celebrated the first “Ignite Your Natitude Tweetup” at Nationals Park Tuesday night, as the team kicked off its final homestand before the All Star break. Among the near-sellout crowd were over 700 Twitter users who RSVP’d to the event, filling section 140 and collectively doing their part to bring local cellular networks to … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt learns you can’t run and Tweet at the same time
Last Saturday at Nationals Park, the racing presidents held a rare second presidents race as the Nationals and Yankees extended past the 13th inning. Teddy Roosevelt drew attention for competing in both races aboard a motorcycle, overshadowing the fact that he came out blindfolded for the second race. It’s now clear why. Apparently something happened … Continue reading What happened to Teddy Roosevelt’s glasses?
It’s been nearly three years since retired racing pierogie Potato Pete leveled Teddy Roosevelt at PNC Park. The 2009 incident that wouldn’t die was celebrated on ESPN’s Sportscenter and nominated for a “This Year in Baseball Award”. With Potato Pete officially retired, our favorite racing president never got a shot at revenge. For TR, the wound obviously remains … Continue reading Video: Pittsburgh’s Potato Pete returns. Teddy Roosevelt vows revenge. This could be fun.
Nationals Park was buzzing Tuesday night as the hometown fans got their first glimpse of rookie sensation Bryce Harper. Harper is already beloved for his throwback-style approach to the game, and perhaps in appreciation, the Nationals brought back the “classic” racing presidents to kick off the homestand. It was their first appearance of the season, … Continue reading Nationals trot out “classic” presidents for Harper’s debut
For your enjoyment this Christmas weekend, the Washington Nationals released a behind-the-scenes video from the racing presidents’ guest appearance earlier this month in The Washington Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the Warner Theatre. The clip features an interview with director Septime Webre, who praises Thomas Jefferson for his “confident, nuanced artistry,” George Washington for … Continue reading Video: Racing presidents grace Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker despite backstage “diva fit” by Teddy
It’s that time of the season, when, with only a handful of home games left, the race to the finish makes the competition desperate. Such was the case Saturday night at Nationals Park, when Teddy Roosevelt, still searching for win #1 in the Nationals’ presidents race, turned on the competition, trapping them in a pack … Continue reading Video: Teddy turns on the racing presidents, and regrets it
The “Let Teddy Win” buzz hit a fever pitch on Memorial Day at Nationals Park, with rumors spreading rampant that after high-level meetings in the Nats’ front office, a decision had been made to finally let Teddy win. From the stands to the press box, from Twitter to even the Phillies’ TV and radio broadcasts, … Continue reading After high expectations are dashed, even Abe Lincoln implores the Nationals to Let Teddy Win
It appears that Jayson Werth may have lit a fire under Teddy and the Nationals. Werth’s call for Nats management to let Teddy Win drew the attention of NBC 4 and The Washington Post yesterday, in addition to a slew of online chatter; so all eyes were on Teddy at the start of Sunday’s race … Continue reading Santangelo guarantees Memorial Day victory for Teddy
The Washington Nationals have announced the finalists for their annual pumpkin carving contest, and the final selections include a very familiar face. Loyal blog reader Larry LaHaie’s “Let Teddy Win” pumpkins were selected by the panel of judges, and voting has been opened up to the fans at nationals.com. Your vote could help win Larry … Continue reading Vote for the Let Teddy Win pumpkin!
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 … Continue reading Lincoln holds off challengers to take his 3rd title as the Nationals racing presidents bid farewell to Stan Kasten
Many people have asked today about the feature that ran this morning on DC’s WTOP radio in which Jim Riggleman was interviewed about the plight of Teddy Roosevelt. If you missed it, you can listen here courtesy of WTOP. UPDATE: A much lengthier piece ran later, and we will post the link to that as … Continue reading WTOP radio covers Teddy’s plight
It’s been more than a year since the Nationals racing presidents last appeared at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park — an infamous visit in which Teddy Roosevelt became a SportsCenter highlight when Pittsburgh Pirates racing pierogie Potato Pete took Teddy down in an open field tackle that ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt called “the greatest highlight I’ve ever … Continue reading Teddy returns to the scene of the crime, and it’s not pretty
Was it the moon? The beautiful bright moon that hovered over the Nationals Park scoreboard wasn’t officially full, but what other explanation could there be for the 4 1/2-hour spectacle that unfolded Thursday night. The night that had it all started with an awesome display by one young superstar-to-be and ended with a burst bubble … Continue reading A crazy night of milestones for the Nats and the presidents
With temparatures in the mid-90s at Nationals Park Sunday afternoon, Teddy Roosevelt, father of six, decided it would be a good opportunity to celebrate Fathers Day as so many dads do — by taking the day off. For Sunday’s 4th-inning presidents race, George, Thomas, and Abe took to the hot and muggy outfield, but Teddy … Continue reading Teddy gets the royal treatment, sits out Fathers Day