Behind the scenes with the genius behind the Nats Star Wars Day Racing Presidents costumes

Washington Post intern Lauren Loftus has published a wonderful behind-the-scenes profile of the genius behind the customized racing presidents costumes from Sunday’s Star Wars Day promotion at Nationals Park. Longtime readers know that the Nationals’ racing presidents were built by Randy Carfagno Productions in New York City, but when Star Wars costumes, wigs, astronaut helmets, …

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Teddy says retirement is out of the question

Still basking in the glow from Wednesday’s historic victory, Nationals mascot Teddy Roosevelt participated in a live online chat Friday with The Washington Post, and gave an emphatic denial to rumors of his retirement. “Retirement? RETIREMENT?,” the mascot wrote. “Let me make this clear, I will NOT be retiring anytime soon! The best is YET … Continue reading Teddy says retirement is out of the question

Video: The Post Profiles some seriously insane Nats fan

When The Washington Post asked me to stay mic’d up during yesterday’s game, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Here it is. The Post released the companion video to presidential speechwriter Paul Orzulak’s must-read opinion piece on the Let Teddy Win movement, and well, the video speaks for itself. I am amazed by how quickly … Continue reading Video: The Post Profiles some seriously insane Nats fan

Jayson Werth tells the Post he’s not joking

In this Redskins-obsessed sports community, it’s fair to say that many people locally haven’t paid close attention to the Nationals’ amazing September. So it’s also not surprising that when people hear about Jayson Werth’s attempt to interfere with the presidents race, many who weren’t there assume it was a scripted gag. But as we’ve known … Continue reading Jayson Werth tells the Post he’s not joking

Dan Steinberg explains why Teddy’s going to win on Monday

Could Monday be the day we’ve all anticipating — even begging for — for nearly five years? In tonight’s Sports Bog over at washingtonpost.com, the always-on-the-ball Dan Steinberg spells out ten reasons why Teddy Roosevelt could win the presidents race on Memorial Day. In addition to the vocal opinions of Jayson Werth and the reactions … Continue reading Dan Steinberg explains why Teddy’s going to win on Monday

Video: 2011 Presidents Race Auditions

Racing President auditions were held Saturday at Nationals Park, continuing a 5-year tradition of assembling Mount Rushmore hopefuls for tests of speed, stamina, and silliness on Presidents Day weekend. The Nationals received over 150 applications for the coveted president positions according to Entertainment coordinator Tom Davis, and 60 applicants were selected to receive invitations to … Continue reading Video: 2011 Presidents Race Auditions

A Washington Post “Closer Inspection” of the Nats’ presidents race

If you thought you knew all there was to know about the Nats’ racing presidents, Kris Coronado at the Washington Post Magazine this week features a “Closer Inspection” of our Rushmore favorites. The interview with Nationals Entertainment Coordinator Tom Davis reveals even a few details we didn’t have on our presidents race facts page. For … Continue reading A Washington Post “Closer Inspection” of the Nats’ presidents race

Teddy wins Peepsidents Race in Post diorama contest. Voting open now!

The Washington nationals presidents race received a fitting tribute in an entry to this year’s Washington Post Peeps Diorama contest. The entry, titled “The Peepsidents Race” and depicting a Teddy Roosevelt victory, was selected as a semifinalist from over 1,100 entries to the popular annual contest. The Post’s chosen winner was an equally-inspired send-up of … Continue reading Teddy wins Peepsidents Race in Post diorama contest. Voting open now!

Nationals blogs forced to fill the print gap

With the Washington Nationals preparing for their most highly-anticipated spring training since the team moved to DC, the oft-snakebitten franchise finds itself without a voice at DC’s major newspapers. The Washington Times today announced restructuring and layoffs that include drastic cut-backs in local news and sports reporting. The staff reductions of over 40% mean the … Continue reading Nationals blogs forced to fill the print gap

Post calls Teddy’s absense a “classic Washington coverup”

They say you’re nobody in DC until you’ve been covered by The Reliable Source column in The Washington Post. Teddy Roosevelt’s recent disappearance drew the attention of the Post’s Roxanne Roberts, who in today’s paper writes about the Nats failure to let Teddy win, and calls Teddy’s reported injury “a classic Washington coverup.” This barely … Continue reading Post calls Teddy’s absense a “classic Washington coverup”

Post’s Stephen Hunter calls for Nationals fans to turn against the presidents race

With Manny Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers arriving at Nationals Park tonight for another free T-Shirt Tuesday, Nationals fans are holding out hope that the homestand which begins today can help erase their painful memories of the last two home series in which the Nationals were dominated by the Mets and Rockies. In today’s … Continue reading Post’s Stephen Hunter calls for Nationals fans to turn against the presidents race