The presidential primaries have got nothing on the Washington Metro when it comes to negative advertising. Every day, I am bombarded by radio ads telling me that if I choose to drive to Nationals park, I will not find parking, miss the entire game, and regret it for the rest of my life. What’s wrong … Continue reading Parking at Nationals Park? Piece of Cake!
Nationals fans had high hopes that the Pope Benedict XVI might leave behind some holy mojo for the home team after presiding over mass at Nationals Park just a few days ago. Unfortunately, Mets pitcher Johan Santana had other ideas, scattering 7 hits and ruining another good outing by Nationals pitcher Tim Redding to kick … Continue reading No Divine Intervention at Nationals Park
With George, Tom, and Abe having each won one of the first three presidents races at Nationals Park, and the snakebitten Washington Nationals coming into the evening on a 6-game skid, the question on the mind of Nats fans was whether they would see the end of somebody’s losing streak tonight against the Florida Marlins. … Continue reading Losing Streaks Continue at Nationals Park
GameOps.com, a web site focused on sports entertainment and promotions, recognized the Washington Nationals presidents race with its Golden Steagle award for best contest or on-field promotion of 2007. Of course I couldn’t agree more, but this is a nice feather in the cap for Stan Kasten and the young Nationals marketing team, especially considering … Continue reading Presidents Race “Best On-Field Promotion of 2007”
Parking at Nationals Park – The Real Tragedy As the inaugural presidents race at Nationals Park approaches, get ready to hear Stan Kasten shouting “Take Metro!” on every media outlet in town. Parking availability will be slim to none around the new Nationals Park. As somebody who used to leave his office at 6:30 by … Continue reading Parking at Nationals Park – The Real Tragedy
Have you ever wanted to don the Teddy Roosevelt costume and race in the Washington Nationals presidents race? The Washington Nationals Mascot Coordinator is now soliciting applications via the team’s web site. Applicants must be between 5’7″ and 6’6″ in height, able to run 100 yards wearing a 45 pound costume, and available for “at … Continue reading You can be in the presidents race
New Nationals Park In today’s Nationals Journal, Washington Post beat writer Barry Svrluga finally got to show off some photos from his recent tour of Nationals Park under construction. Unfortunately, the Washington Post’s blogging function doesn’t give Barry flexibility to let you see much detail. I also wish Barry had gone into some more of … Continue reading Nationals Park Photos
When I first saw the cozy right field dimensions of the new Nationals Park, my first thought was “if their averages don’t improve at least we’ll see more home runs from Ryan Church and Brian Schneider.” Well, today the Washington Nationals announced that they had traded Brian Schneider and Ryan Church to the New York … Continue reading Washington Nationals Trade All Their Left-Handed Starters
If you thought Teddy was the Washington Nationals’ ultimate lovable loser, think again. The team’s own Mike Bacsik has been nominated for Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated writer Lee Jenkins. Bacsik, the journeyman lefthander with a 5.46 career ERA, was one of several improbable starters for the 2007 Nationals, whose already-thin rotation was … Continue reading Mike Bacsik for Sportsman of the Year
Nationals Park is really taking shape. The seats and the turf are both almost completely installed, and the new high-definition scoreboard is almost completely in place (the gap in the center of the photo represents the last hole to be filled) . The giant curly W that sticks out from the Nationals Park scoreboard is … Continue reading Nationals Park
Announcing the Presidents Race Videos page. Nats fans know that the presidents race is superior to all those other racing characters from around Major League Baseball. The theme is uniquely DC, the costumes are outrageous, and I doubt any sausage could ever captivate a city the way loveable Teddy has captured the hearts of Washington … Continue reading Presidents Race Videos
Welcome to Presidents Race: Let Teddy Win! What is this site all about? Presidents Race The presidents race is a fixture at home games for the Washington Nationals baseball team. In the middle of the fourth inning, a race is conducted between the four presidents featured on Mount Rushmore — George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abe … Continue reading Welcome to Presidents Race: Let Teddy Win!