- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 25, 2007

SEEN & HEARD IN VIERA

Teddy Roosevelt reported to camp yesterday and was spotted doing situps and working out with Nats players.

Our 26th president was winless in 37 races at RFK Stadium last season, and he apparently is determined to find the winner’s circle this year.

Somebody asked if Teddy was going to take batting practice. A team official replied, “We think he is too tall to fit into the cage.”

The players know Roosevelt is in training and made efforts to help.

After working out, Roosevelt went to the concession stand and bought a hot dog. Before he could jam the frankfurter down his throat, Jason Bergmann rushed over and ripped the hot dog out of his grasp.

Bergmann waved his finger back and forth to Roosevelt, meaning hot dogs are off limits to anybody in training except right-handed pitchers, apparently.

After warning Roosevelt off snacks, Bergmann downed Teddy’s dog himself.

TEMPERATURE CHECK

Hot: To the dogs

Black lab wearing Zimmerman jersey

Cold: Spinout on Stadium Parkway

Near collision interrupts infield drills.

Hot: Florida wildlife

Snake spotted at third base on field 2

Cold: Photo day

More hassle than necessity

BY THE NUMBERS

37

Number of Presidents Races last season at RFK Stadium

0

Races won by Teddy Roosevelt last season

OVERHEARD

“I didn’t bring any arrows. You’re OK.”

- Pitcher John Patterson, who brought his compound hunting bow into the clubhouse yesterday.

SEVEN-DAY SCHEDULE

Today: Full-squad workout, 9 a.m.

Tomorrow: Intrasquad game, 11 a.m.

Wednesday: Intrasquad game, 11 a.m.

Thursday: Full-squad workout, 9 a.m.

Friday: vs. Dodgers in Vero Beach, 1:05 p.m.

Saturday: vs. Orioles in Viera, 1:05 p.m.

Sunday: vs. Dodgers (ss) in Viera, 1:05 p.m.; vs. Astros (ss) in Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m.

TODAY’S WEATHER

Washington: Cloudy, 41 degrees

Viera: Partly cloudy, 79 degrees

- Ken Wright


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