This week marked the publication of an excellent new book on Teddy Roosevelt and his relationship with American sports and fitness. The 329-page volume The Strenuous Life: Theodore Roosevelt and the Making of the American Athlete is a lively account of how a sickly child became obsessed with athletic and fitness, carried that obsession into the White … Continue reading In new book, professor argues that Nats should never let Teddy Roosevelt win again. Wait. What?
With ten home games remaining in the season, the 2017 presidents race crown remains up in the air, with George Washington and Abe Lincoln each within four victories of leader Thomas Jefferson in the standings. But one thing we know for sure: Teddy Roosevelt doesn’t stand a chance. On Sunday, as Stephen Strasburg and the … Continue reading The Nats have clinched. Time to let Teddy win. For Jayson.
The Nationals can’t seem to win — and not just division series. Faced with relentless criticism about an alleged curse of Teddy Roosevelt, the team responded by having Teddy win every playoff presidents race from 2012 to 2014 through last week’s Game 1. When that didn’t work out so well, they shifted gears and plotted a victory for … Continue reading Video: Jefferson slams Teddy Roosevelt into the stands as Nationals attempt to quell curse talk
For six years from 2006 through 2012, Washington Nationals fans talked of The Curse of Teddy Roosevelt, and everybody knew what they meant: Teddy’s continued losses in the team’s presidents race were seen as a curse that kept the team from winning. But since the Rough Rider won his first-ever presidents race title this year, and extended … Continue reading Fans blame Teddy Roosevelt for Nats playoff collapse
Blame the team. Blame Twitter. But the seven year conspiracy against Teddy Roosevelt seems to have been resurrected. The Washington Nationals’ struggles have prompted hundreds of Tweets tallying the team’s total record since letting Teddy win at the end of last season, with some even calling it “the curse of Let Teddy Win.” After suffering … Continue reading Video: Nats get superstitious, reverse presidents race direction and put a stop to Teddy victories
The folks over at Seamheads.com know a thing or two about baseball, having authored 90 books about the subject. So the Washington Nationals might do well to pay attention when Seamheads managing editor, baseball author, longtime MASN contributor and SABRmetrics expert Ted Leavengood offers some advice for getting the season on track. On Thursday at … Continue reading Seamheads.com & SABRmetrics expert says dump Taft, Let Teddy Win
Baseball is known for its superstitions, and nothing brings out the eccentric behavior like a good losing streak. While Nats fans are preparing a chicken sacrifice Thursday at noon, the mascot team has been doing what it can to change the team’s recent fortunes. On Wednesday afternoon, the powers that be who run the fourth … Continue reading Nats get superstitious with presidents race direction