Orioles Bird takes out racing presidents, struggles with Taft

Baltimore Orioles mascot “The Bird” made his annual appearance at Nationals Park Tuesday night as the Nats took on the Orioles in the “Battle of the Beltways.” The creatively named mascot has been known for disrupting the presidents race in the past, but Tuesday marked the first time the Oriole had ever faced five presidents …

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Video: Teddy Roosevelt pummels the Orioles’ The Bird

With the Baltimore Orioles in town, Teddy Roosevelt was looking for The Bird to show up, and finally got his wish Saturday night. Teddy and the “creatively”-named Orioles mascot have a contentious history, but The Bird appeared ready to make peace as the fourth-inning presidents race began. With Teddy rounding the outfield corner carrying a … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt pummels the Orioles’ The Bird

Orioles Bird disrupts presidents race, misses Jefferson

The annual “Battle of the Beltways” between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles kicked off Friday afternoon as Nationals mascot Screech took on the creatively-named Orioles mascot “The Bird” in a series of challenges including arm wrestling and free-throw shooting at DC’s ESPN Zone. The last time we saw The Bird at Nationals Park, the … Continue reading Orioles Bird disrupts presidents race, misses Jefferson

Vote for the Presidents in ESPN’s Mascot Madness

ESPN Radio’s Doug Gottlieb is running “Mascot Madness,” in which fan voting will determine America’s #1 sports mascots for 2010. Gottlieb hand-picked 64 mascots for the fan tournament, and — sorry Screech — the Washington Nationals racing presidents were selected as the only representative of DC-area professional sports teams. The Rushmore presidents are seeded at … Continue reading Vote for the Presidents in ESPN’s Mascot Madness

Baltimore Orioles Bird tackles Teddy Roosevelt

For Teddy fans, the question entering this weekend’s “Battle of the Beltways” series between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles was whether we’d see an escalation of last year’s rivalry between racing president Teddy Roosevelt and the creatively-named Orioles mascot “The Bird.” In the first game Friday night, Nationals mascot Screech prevented any funny business … Continue reading Baltimore Orioles Bird tackles Teddy Roosevelt

Screech and the Oriole Bird to kick off Battle of the Beltways at ESPN Zone

The hot-hitting Washington Nationals return to Nationals Park tomorrow to kick off an 11-game homestand that should feature plenty of fireworks, starting with the world champion Philadelphia Phillies and ending Memorial Day weekend with the “Battle of the Beltways” against the Baltimore Orioles. As he did last season, the Oriole Bird will spend the weekend … Continue reading Screech and the Oriole Bird to kick off Battle of the Beltways at ESPN Zone

Screech and the racing presidents invade Verizon Center

The Washington Nationals racing presidents joined new Nationals mascot Screech at the Verizon Center tonight for a basketball game between the last place Washington Wizards of the Eastern Conference and the last place Sacramento Kings of the West — a battle for pride which came down to the last shot. The visit to Verizon Center … Continue reading Screech and the racing presidents invade Verizon Center

Teddy Wins!

Teddy Roosevelt had never won a race at Nationals Park (at least not without being disqualified for cheating); but tonight a packed house got to cheer as our beloved #26 came from behind and crossed the finish line to claim victory in a 1-on-1 grudge match vs. The Bird from Baltimore. It was a night … Continue reading Teddy Wins!

After tripping incident, Nationals’ Teddy Roosevelt challenges The Bird to “unsanctioned race” on Saturday.

The over 35,000 fans who packed Nationals Park for the opening game of the “Battle of the Beltways” series between the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles were treated to a spectacle of presidential proportions on Friday night. Teddy Roosevelt’s supporters were out in full force, with Teddy signs throughout the stands and chants of … Continue reading After tripping incident, Nationals’ Teddy Roosevelt challenges The Bird to “unsanctioned race” on Saturday.