DC Sports Bog: Racing Presidents


Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Easter Bunny takes out Racing Presidents at Nationals Park

With Rushmores down, Bill cruised to the easy win.

By Scott Allen  |  01:43 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Racing Presidents

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Joe Biden trash talks Racing Presidents

Joe Biden ate a sandwich today, and talked trash to the Racing Presidents.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:54 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Racing Presidents

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Racing Presidents feature Sharknado, Martha Washington

On a weekend of on-field fiascos, the Racing Presidents got creative. Also, they won an award. Look away.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:21 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martha Washington, Morning pixels, Nats, Racing Presidents, Sharknado

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Racing Presidents prancercizing (Video)

The mascot foursome prancercized their way to the finish line.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Racing Presidents

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Presidents Race invaded by giant bug

I don't care what they called it, it's totally not a cicada.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:14 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Presidents Race, Racing Presidents

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Racing Presidents, Bikeshare edition (Video)

With the Mets in town, the team took the opportunity to remind everyone which program came first.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:31 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Racing Presidents

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Mascot pandemonium at Nats presidents race

G-Wiz using Slapshot to launch himself at Teddy wins the day.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:42 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mascots, Nationals, Nats, Presidents Race, Racing Presidents

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Morning Pixels: VEEP in the presidents race

Television character runs presidents race, loses, offers promotional opportunities, prompts blog posts.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:36 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Racing Presidents, VEEP

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Nats Presidents race to include character from HBO's 'VEEP'

If you thought the giant racing presidents existed merely to teach kids about U.S. history or something, well, here's a marketing lesson.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:11 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Racing Presidents

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Taft great-grandson poses with Racing Taft

The good times keep rolling for descendants of William Howard Taft with this Nats Park photo-op.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:54 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Racing Presidents, William Howard Taft

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Teddy helps man propose to girlfriend at Nats opening day

Want a memorable way to get engaged? Just use Teddy, and Ryan Zimmerman's wife, and April Fool's Day.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Racing Presidents, Ryan Zimmerman, Teddy

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 02/18/2013

Taft descendants rally around new racing president

John G. Taft, great-grandson of the 27th president, says he 'absolutely' will follow the Nats' newest mascot thing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:47 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Racing Presidents

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Nats will name William Howard Taft new racing president

William Howard Taft, the nation's 27th president — once a Roosevelt ally, later a Roosevelt rival — will join George, Tom, Abe and Teddy at Nationals Park.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:00 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Racing Presidents

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 01/25/2013

John McCain endorses Ronald Reagan for new Racing President

Former Republican candidate thinks former Republican icon should be immortalized with a large mascot head.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:50 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John McCain, Nats, Racing Presidents

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Nats will unveil new Racing President on Saturday

The four Rushmores will be joined by a fifth, as yet unnamed, fellow President this season. Who should it be?

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Racing Presidents

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Racing Presidents in the Nutcracker again

The running mascots grace the stage for the third year.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:14 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Nats, Racing Presidents

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Teddy wins again

For the second time in a week, Racing Teddy has won the race and basked in the cheers.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:41 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Racing Presidents, Teddy

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Giant JFK head at Nats game

If four racing presidents aren't enough, get a look at this JFK contraption.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:13 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Racing Presidents

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Morning Pixels: Teddy won; let’s get back to baseball

Now that Teddy has won, we can go back to cheering for baseball.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:17 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Davey Johnson, Edwin Jackson, Morning pixels, Nats, Presidents Race, Racing Presidents, Ryan Mattheus, Stephen Strasburg, Teddy, Trevor Booker

Posted at 08:13 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Players react to Teddy’s victory

Some of the Nats share their thoughts on Teddy's big day.

By Sarah Kogod  |  08:13 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Storen, Jayson Werth, Nats, Racing Presidents, Ryan Mattheus, Ryan Zimmerman, Stephen Strasburg, Teddy

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Philadelphia columnist says Nats rely on ‘desperate gimmicks’

The Philadelphia Daily News's David Murphy was not impressed by the atmosphere at Nats Park on Monday Night

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:14 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media, Nats, Racing Presidents

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 09/19/2012

John McCain calls for Congressional hearings on Teddy’s losing streak

Former presidential candidate John McCain calls for Congressional hearings to investigate Teddy’s losing streak.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:09 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  John McCain, ESPN, Racing Presidents

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 09/14/2012

ESPN E:60 to feature Teddy in next documentary

The documentary series highlights the plight of the Racing President.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:38 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Racing Presidents

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Drew Storen talks Teddy, brawl and Tyler Clippard’s hand-licking habit

The Nats reliever takes some time to chat with the guys at Intentional Talk.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Drew Storen, Teddy, Racing Presidents

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Racing Presidents do Gangnam Style

The Korean pop song craze hits Nats Park.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Racing Presidents

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Teddy loses 500th race in violent fashion

The losses suffered by Teddy just get more and more embarrassing.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:59 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Racing Presidents

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Racing Presidents round out their Olympic tribute

The racing presidents took a few liberties with tradition with the first Olympic shark attack.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:57 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Racing Presidents, Roger Bernadina

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Racing Presidents do rhythmic gymnastics

The tribute to obscure Olympic sports continues.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Racing Presidents

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Racing Presidents honor Olympics by race walking

Clearly this was some technically sloppy race walking.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:52 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Olympics | Tags:  President's Race, Racing Presidents

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Racing Presidents pay tribute to The Dark Knight

With Batman in the news, Teddy and Abe get in on the superhero act.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:30 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Racing Presidents

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Racing presidents with people in their underwear

Nats mascots take to the streets as part of Cupid’s Undie Run.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Teddy Roosevelt, Racing Presidents