The Washington Nationals Celebrated Oktoberfest Friday night at Nationals Park, and the racing presidents got into the act, sporting their rarely-seen giant lederhosen for the fourth inning presidents race. The otherwise normal race was interrupted when Blonde Ale Blanche, a character dressed as one of the special beers the team was selling for Friday’s celebration, …
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
Just as fans began to ask “will Herbert Hoover ever lose?,” the Nationals racing presidents provided an answer Wednesday night at Nationals Park It was Thomas Jefferson’s 273rd birthday, and the presidents celebrated by letting the sage of Monticello run the race alone, greeting him with a giant birthday cake as he approached the bottom of … Continue reading GIF: Jefferson exacts revenge, pummels Hoover
As many had predicted, Thomas Jefferson finally nabbed his first presidents race victory of 2015 on Wednesday night, as thousands of University of Virginia students and alumni filled the stands at Nationals Park for for College Rivalry Night. With UVA’s Cavalier mascot and Virginia Tech’s HokieBird holding the finish line tape, the sage of Monticello … Continue reading Video: Thomas Jefferson gets his first presidents race victory of the year on college rivalry night
Thomas Jefferson lost Tuesday night’s rain-delayed presidents race at Nationals Park, marking his 34th loss of the season against zero victories heading into Wednesday’s College Rivalry Night. Jefferson has been the presidential whipping boy this season, losing in a variety of unflattering ways and causing some to question whether the Nats are trying to make … Continue reading Video: Jefferson loses again. Will Wednesday’s UVA night bring victory #1?
The Nationals efforts to turn Thomas Jefferson into the new “lovable loser” reached new heights on Thursday night at Nationals Park. After a nearly two hour rain delay, a sparse crowd was on hand when the presidents race finally began at close to 10:00pm. As is becoming common, Thomas Jefferson took a huge lead into … Continue reading After rain delay, Teddy distracts Thomas Jefferson with discount ponchos
The pattern was hauntingly familiar during the fourth inning Saturday at Nationals Park. The mid-inning presidents race started with the season’s only winless president tripping all the others out of the gate, then running unopposed toward the finish line. Just as P.A. Announcer Jerome Hruska proclaimed “Nothing’s going to stop him now!,” a costumed cow … Continue reading GIF+Video: Beef Nachos Libre ambushes Tom — Is Jefferson the new Teddy?
Thomas Jefferson is getting cocky. After surging past the field in three of the last four presidents races, the Sage of Monticello was on a roll heading into Tuesday night’s contest at Nationals Park. So as the presidents were being introduced on the video scoreboard, Jefferson parked himself in a chair on the outfield warning … Continue reading Video: Presidents switch directions, but Nats luck doesn’t change
Longtime Washington Nationals fans know two universal truths about Independence Day at Nationals Park. Ryan Zimmerman will have a big day, and Thomas Jefferson will win the presidents race. Zimmerman delivered with a homer and three RBI, making him 10 for 20 with 13 RBIs in six Independence Day games. And for the third year … Continue reading Video: Jefferson leads the way in Nationals Independence Day tradition.
It wasn’t a complete invasion, but busloads of Philadelphia fans were among the 24,875 at Nationals Park Thursday night to see Cliff Lee and Jordan Zimmermann go at it in the final game of the Nationals’ series vs. the Phillies. The notorious boo-birds have earned a reputation for importing disruptive behavior to Nationals Park, and … Continue reading Phillies fan ejected for punching Thomas Jefferson during presidents race
On a scorcher of an Independence Day afternoon, the Nationals racing presidents paid homage to the author of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Wearing traditional period garb for the holiday, Thomas Jefferson led Sunday’s presidents race from wire to wire with a large American Flag in hand. George Washington followed with a quill pen, and … Continue reading Jefferson runs with American flag then signs Declaration of Independence
The Nationals kicked off a ten game homestand Thursday night with a terrific outing by Livan Hernandez and a walk-off game winning RBI by Ryan Zimmerman to take the first of four from the New York Mets. As the Nats returned to their winning ways at home, Teddy Roosevelt returned to his losing ways as … Continue reading Teddy kicks off homestand with weak effort, and coupon code for upcoming series
Thomas Jefferson did his best Abe Lincoln impression tonight at Nationals Park, sprinting out ahead of the other presidents for an early lead. Lacking Abe’s stamina, Tom paused to catch his breath, but fortunately he had can of Red Bull handy, drank it down, and then sprinted past his opponents again to run away with … Continue reading Jefferson drinks a Red Bull mid-race, sprints ahead to victory
An all-time record low crowd of 11,623 who skipped the Caps game and braved the cold were rewarded as Craig Stammen shut down the Colorado Rockies through 8 innings tonight at Nationals Park, setting the table for closer Matt Capps to enter to cheers of “Let’s Go Capps!” from the home crowd. As it becomes … Continue reading TJ takes Abe Lincoln on the inside
I enjoyed catching up with Ian Koski from Nationals Pride during Saturday’s presidents race tryouts in the snow, not realizing that he had set his Flip video camera right in the path of the racing presidents, resulting in by far the funniest footage of the day: UPDATE: It looks like I got a photo of … Continue reading Sacrificed for the cause