Thomas Jefferson collides with Abe Lincoln at the finish

One night after Washington Nationals fans cheered Teddy Roosevelt to victory, then saw him disqualified, our favorite #26 returned to form, trailing early and failing to finish the presidents race. It was nonetheless one of the more exciting finishes of the ’09 season. Abe Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson battled to the finish line, with Tom … Continue reading Thomas Jefferson collides with Abe Lincoln at the finish

Teddy cheats, loses anyway

The Washington Nationals returns to town last night to kick off a homestand against Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants. The defense was solid, the bullpen held up, and the Nationals rallied for a much-needed win. Unfortunately, the change in fortune did not extend to Teddy Roosevelt during the 4th-inning presidents race. Remarkably, despite … Continue reading Teddy cheats, loses anyway

Presidents race blindfolded. Teddy runs the wrong way.

The Washington Nationals racing presidents surprised the crowd at Nationals Park tonight by emerging from the centerfield gate for the 4th-inning presidents race wearing red blindfolds around their giant heads. Thus the first-ever blindfolded presidents race plunged into chaos from the start. Abe Lincoln jumped out first and crashed into the outfield wall, while poor … Continue reading Presidents race blindfolded. Teddy runs the wrong way.

Nats get first victory of the season — Not so for Teddy

On a beautiful spring night at Nationals Park, 20,000 fans witnessed a display of the Washington Nationals new power as they grabbed their first victory of the season tonight in an 8-2 drubbing of the Philadelphia Phillies. Alas, Teddy Roosevelt did not join the Nationals in the win column. Unlike opening day, Teddy did participate … Continue reading Nats get first victory of the season — Not so for Teddy

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

Abe Lincoln is Finally Beaten By Teddy… Literally !

It’s beginning to get ugly. During the presidents race last night at Nationals Park, Teddy Roosevelt and George Washington decided to take things into their own hands. Fed up with Abe Lincoln’s winning streak and increasingly arrogant showboating, Teddy and George wasted no time last night, knocking down Abe before he even reached the GEICO … Continue reading Abe Lincoln is Finally Beaten By Teddy… Literally !