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Teddy makes a detour in Syracuse for Hot Stove

teddy.jpgToday we announced that Teddy Roosevelt, the infamous mascot and racing President for the Washington Nationals will be in attendance at the 48th Annual Hot Stove Dinner and Auction this Friday at 5:30pm at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool, NY.

Plagued by loss after loss to the likes of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt will start his new year off by racing to Syracuse, and welcoming the Chiefs to the Nationals organization.

The 26th President is known by Nationals fans as the racing president who never wins a race. For all those who do not know, the president’s race is a fan favorite in Washington. Beginning in 2006, the fourth inning of every home game marks the time of the relay race and the four presidents race along the warning track with the finish line at the Nationals dugout.

Since the inception of the races, Teddy has yet to win due to actions like stopping to pose for pictures, skipping race to help grounds crew, getting distracted by a kangaroo, or stopping to chase a panther. He has been disqualified a number of times for actions such as riding a golf cart in foot race, cutting across the field and even cheating by running in a walking race.

Voted 2007’s “Best-on-field-promotion” in all professional sports, the Presidential Races has captured the laughter of many and Syracuse will get a glimpse of that as Roosevelt adds his name to Hot Stove guest list.

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Thanks to all who attended the 2008 Chiefs Hot Stove on Friday night, January 11th at the Holiday Inn Liverpool. Nearly 500 fans enjoyed an evening of Baseball Entertainment that included the induction of Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox and Phillies General Manager Pat Gillick into the Syracuse Chiefs Wall of Fame. Both received their awards early and will be joined on August 16th by Tommy Thevinow, Vic Power, Terry Whitfield, Greg “Boomer” Wells and Ted Kleinhans.

The evening also included Bill Monbouquette, Frank Tepedino, I.L. President Randy Mobley and Onondaga County Execuitive Joanie Mahoney

Circle the date for 2009 – the 48th Annual Event will take place on Friday, January 16th.


This Friday, January 11th the Syracuse Chiefs will hold their 47th Annual Hot Stove Dinner beginning at 5:30 PM at the Holiday Inn LIverpool.

The silent auction of great baseball memoribilia will run from 5:30-7:00 PM with items that include autographed baseballs, bats, jerseys and highlighted by a autographed Derek Jeter jersey compliments of Benefit Golf and Auctions.  All proceeds will benefit the Hillside of Family Agencies here in Syracuse.

The guest list includes former Chiefs manager and player and current Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox, Philadelphia Phillies General Manager Pat Gillick, Red Sox pitching great Bill Monbouquette, Chiefs manager Doug Davis, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Scott Cassidy, Blue Jays Director of Canadian Scouting Kevin Briand and International League President Randy Mobley.

Local players also scheduled to appear include Steve Grilli, Mark Lukasiewicz, Jon Ratliff, Noah Hall, Frank DiPino, New Hampshire Pitching Coach Tom Signore, Syracuse Baseball Wall of Famer Frank Tepedino and LeMoyne College Baseball Coach Steve Owens.

Tickets are only $45 for adults and $20 for children.  You can call 315 474-7833 or stop by the Chiefs Offices during business hours (9 AM-5PM) to pick up your tickets.

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