The Washington Nationals formally threw in the towel on the 2018 season Tuesday, then promptly let Teddy win. 125 games into the season, the once heavily-favored but snake bitten Nationals finally accepted the reality of their losing record and today announced trades of Daniel Murphy and Matt Adams — key players in the final year … Continue reading After throwing in the towel on 2018, Washington Nationals let Teddy win
On a frigid opening day at Nationals Park, the Washington Nationals reversed course from last year and decided to let Teddy win, as racing president Theodore Roosevelt kicked off the season by snapping his multi-year, 86-game losing streak. The MLB’s new pace-of-play initiatives leave little wiggle room for presidents race shenanigans, but the Nationals managed … Continue reading On opening day, Teddy Roosevelt breaks presidents race losing streak with help from an unlikely ally
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
With playoff home field advantage wrapped up by the home town Nats, the only thing undecided going into Sunday’s regular season finale was question of who would win the 2014 presidents race championship. So while fans at Nationals Park expected little on-field drama, anticipation was high about the final tie-breaking dogfight between four-time champion Abraham … Continue reading Video: On historic day at Nationals Park, Teddy wins his first presidents race championship (and some other stuff)
A Nationals homestand characterized by presidential dirty tricks continued at Nationals Park as the team played its only Sunday night game of the season, beating the Mets in come-from-behind fashion on national television. Sunday’s fourth inning presidents race started out cleanly enough, with fan favorite Teddy Roosevelt hanging onto a close lead as the presidents … Continue reading Video: Grounds crew pummels presidents, Teddy stumbles to victory
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
Just one day after William Howard Taft notched his first-ever presidents race victory, the pressure was on for rival Teddy Roosevelt to prove that last year’s season-ending win was no fluke. Sunday’s Mothers Day game at Nationals Park featured pink bats for the players and the annual appearance by mascot Screech’s Mom, who looks suspiciously … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt claims his first victory of 2013 in Mother’s Day “Dizzy Bat Race”
In yet another milestone for the Rough Rider, Teddy Roosevelt’s historic first presidents race victory has been commemorated on a new Topps Heritage baseball card. The card is part of a “Memorable Moments 2012” series and is titled “Teddy Wins First Presidential Mascot Race.” “Teddy finally won a race. So we gave him a #HeritageBB … Continue reading Teddy gets his own Topps baseball card
What does Teddy Roosevelt have in common with Honey Boo Boo, Gangnam Style, and Binders Full of Women? They all made Yahoo!’s new video tribute to the Most Buzz-Worthy Moments of 2012. Watch the video at Yahoo! News (including the Blog’s finish line video by regular contributor lfahome). Continue reading Teddy’s Presidents Race Win Makes Most Buzz Worthy Moments of 2012
For the third time since his historic first win last week, Teddy Roosevelt scored a victory in the Washington Nationals postseason presidents race. Unfortunately, after the St. Louis Cardinals completed the biggest comeback in MLB playoff elimination game history, the race would prove to be Teddy’s last of the season. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and … Continue reading Video: Grounds crew pummels presidents. Teddy wins again. Nats don’t.
With Teddy Roosevelt’s historic win coming on a weekday afternoon, it’s likely most fans at home found out via social media, highlight shows, and websites such as this, and not the live game broadcast. Turns out that’s a shame, because MASN broadcasters Bob Carpenter and F.P. Santangelo sure enjoyed the moment, along with the offensive … Continue reading Video: Teddy’s victory inning as called on MASN
The National’s plan to let Teddy Roosevelt win the presidents race Wednesday was one of the most poorly kept secrets in Washington history. The team promoted the event for a week, even bought ads in the newspaper; yet many Teddy fans, having been burned in the past, remained skeptical. However, in light of Teddy’s historic … Continue reading Are the Nationals planning to retire Teddy Roosevelt?
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)
He did it! Wearing golden shoes he received as a gift from the #Nats in the 3rd inning, Teddy Roosevelt dodged a fake Philly Phanatic to take his first presidents race at Nationals Park. Photos videos and all the details to follow after the game! Update: Stuck in the rare weekday game day traffic. Thanks … Continue reading Teddy Wins!