Video: Presidents Race Deja Vu as That Cat tackles Teddy Roosevelt, Abe wins

With a losing record since Teddy Roosevelt first tasted victory in October, the Washington Nationals came to the conclusion Tuesday that something’s not working and shook up the roster to try to recapture some of their 2012 mojo. If Wednesday’s fourth inning antics were any indication, they came to the same conclusion regarding the presidents …

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Video: Teddy triumphs in all star villains presidents race

It’s been a postseason of redemption for Nationals racing president Teddy Roosevelt, who is on a sudden winning streak after losing 525 straight races. Facing possible elimination Thursday night at Nationals Park, infielder Mark DeRosa read the team a speech by Teddy Roosevelt before the game. Then, when the presidents race began, the Nats trotted … Continue reading Video: Teddy triumphs in all star villains presidents race

Jayson Werth: “It’s bigger than me, man. It’s bigger than me.”

Saturday’s presidents race coup attempt by Jayson Werth stirred up expectations for more 4th-inning fireworks during Sunday’s home season finale at Nationals Park. After Werth proclaimed that ““If Teddy can’t win, then no one wins,” speculation was rampant that one of two things would happen: either the Nats would succumb to popular pressure, or Werth … Continue reading Jayson Werth: “It’s bigger than me, man. It’s bigger than me.”

Video: That Cat Returns to thwart a sure Teddy Roosevelt Victory

That Cat returned to Nationals Park Tuesday night, and as the mysterious feline is known to do, threw a wrench into the presidents race procedings. With a crowd braving the rain to see Stephen Strasburg’s return to baseball, perpetual showoff Abe Lincoln jumped out to a big lead, but as Abe traversed the warning track, … Continue reading Video: That Cat Returns to thwart a sure Teddy Roosevelt Victory

Video: That Cat returns, takes out three presidents

Long-time presidents race interloper That Cat made another disruptive appearance Wednesday night at Nationals Park. As the fourth-inning race began, the t-shirt clad panther hid out by the right field bullpen gate, jumping out onto the warning track only as the racing presidents approached. In one fell swoop, That Cat managed to take out George … Continue reading Video: That Cat returns, takes out three presidents

Video: Teddy sends That Cat to stop George Washington

With George Washington coming off a recent 4-game winning streak and challenging Abe Lincoln for the season lead, Teddy Roosevelt decided he’d seen enough. While George was taking an early lead in Tuesday’s 4th-inning race at Nationals Park, Teddy was waiting in foul territory, hiding in ambush along with long-time presidents race conspirator That Cat. … Continue reading Video: Teddy sends That Cat to stop George Washington

Video: That Cat, Rally Penguin aren’t enough to help Teddy on Lobster Day

National Lobster Day? Apparently so. On Wednesday before a crowd of 27,130 at Nationals Park, Your crack Washington Nationals Mascot Team added to the pantheon of obscure holiday celebrations, as Teddy emerged for the 4th inning presidents race sporting lobster claws in celebration of, yes, National Lobster Day. While the Nationals bats were shelling the … Continue reading Video: That Cat, Rally Penguin aren’t enough to help Teddy on Lobster Day

Video: “That Cat” returns, takes out Teddy Roosevelt

DC fans going through baseball withdrawal welcomed home the Washington Nationals Tuesday night to kick off a seven game homestand vs. the Mets and Giants at Nationals Park. Teddy Roosevelt likely felt that warm feeling as well, drawing huge cheers from the crowd despite missing the starting signal and jumping the gun for the 4th-inning … Continue reading Video: “That Cat” returns, takes out Teddy Roosevelt

A crazy night of milestones for the Nats and the presidents

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

Nats lose. Teddy disqualified. Good thing this was an exhibition.

A huge crowd filled Nationals Park for this afternoon’s game between the Washington Nationals and Boston Red Sox. The year’s only exhibition game in DC was meant to be a final warm-up for the season that starts Monday. Nats fans were simply grateful that this one didn’t count. With Craig Stammen spotting Boston an early … Continue reading Nats lose. Teddy disqualified. Good thing this was an exhibition.

Teddy is disqualified for “Unauthorized Use of a Feline”

It was a beautiful night at Nationals Park, with a game time temperature of 73 degrees and a crowd of 17,153 on hand to watch a classic pitchers’ duel between the Nationals’ John Lannan and the Philadelphia Phillies’ Pedro Martinez. With the Nationals up 1-0 in the 4th inning and Lannan cruising through the World … Continue reading Teddy is disqualified for “Unauthorized Use of a Feline”

Pittsburgh’s Racing Pierogies run into trouble at Nationals Park

Mascots were coming out of the woodwork tonight at Nationals Park as the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled into town for a 4-game series. Just as they did last season, the Pirates brought the giant racing pierogies from PNC Park’s Great Pierogie Race. The racing pierogies joined tonight’s 4th-inning presidents race and nearly stole the victory from … Continue reading Pittsburgh’s Racing Pierogies run into trouble at Nationals Park

Teddy plays the spoiler on opening day at Nationals Park

The largest crowd in Nationals Park history showed up today to witness an opening day game that was filled with promise, but was ultimately jinxed both on and off the field. On the field, some fine performances by the young Nationals roster were eclipsed by dropped balls, errant throws, and hit batsmen, leading ultimately to … Continue reading Teddy plays the spoiler on opening day at Nationals Park