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
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
On Saturday night, the Washington Nationals racing presidents held a presidents race relay pitting the unlikely team of Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln vs. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Tom was the anchor runner of the winning team and declared the winner. Not that it mattered for Teddy. Our favorite #26 had ensured defeat by … Continue reading Teddy & Abe lose relay race vs. George & Tom
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.
Perhaps Thomas Jefferson is as frustrated with the Washington Nationals bullpen as the rest of us. On a day when the Nats’ bullpen notched it’s third and fourth blown saves of the 3-game series vs. the Florida Marlins, our nation’s third president took out his frustration on Abraham Lincoln during the 4th-inning presidents race at … Continue reading Tom levels Abe in the outfield. George notches win #1.
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
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
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The Washington Nationals are pulling out all the stops for the final week of the home season, with a promotional schedule filled with special events and fan giveaways. Today at Nationals Park, the team upped the ante for the presidents race as well, putting all four of the racing presidents on Segway personal transporters for … Continue reading Segways are no help to Teddy in presidents race
Last night at Nationals Park, the racing presidents honored the Olympics by running that most difficult of track events — the walk race. After it was announced that walk race rules were in effect, the racing presidents took off — slowly — in a painful demonstration of speed-walking while wearing a 10-foot costume. Perhaps Teddy … Continue reading Teddy disqualified for cheating in walk-race
Teddy Roosevelt took an early lead last night in the Nationals Park presidents race, but as has happened so many times this year — both to Teddy and the Nationals — he was unable to finish and speedster Abe Lincoln won handily. Abe’s 34h victory of the season assured him of the 2008 Washington Nationals … Continue reading Abe Lincoln Clinches 2008 Presidents Race Title
Perhaps racing president Teddy Roosevelt was just tired from yesterday’s big win vs. the Orioles bird, but today at Nationals Park a lot of Teddy fans were disappointed to see our #26 give up any chance of building on last night’s momentum. Through the early innings of today’s game vs. the Baltimore Orioles, Teddy was … Continue reading Teddy skips presidents race to assist grounds crew
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 !
It’s fairly safe to say that Teddy Roosevelt has nobody but himself to blame for his presidents race losing streak. Time after time, our beloved #26 has fallen short but taken the loss, kept his head up, and come back the next day to try again (sometimes try a little too hard). That’s why yesterday’s … Continue reading Thomas Jefferson hip checks Teddy Roosevelt
If riding a motor scooter is considered cheating, then a foot-powered scooter must be ok, right? This was apparently Teddy Roosevelt’s thinking as he prepared for the final presidents race of this Nationals Park homestand. Two days after being disqualified for riding a motor scooter in the presidents race, Teddy Roosevelt chose a decidedly less … Continue reading Razor Scooter Is No Help to Teddy