Yesterday’s presidents race auditions brought 55 finalists to the Washington Nationals former home, RFK stadium, to see if they had what it takes to don a giant president head and race from the outfield to home plate.
Ian Koski at Nationals Pride put together a terrific little video highlighting the presidents race audition experience, and featuring Steve Roche, Nationals Mascot Coordinator:
Teddy Roosevelt was noticeably absent. Could it be that the privilege of donning the esteemed Teddy costume is being reserved for the 20 winners? Not so, says Washington Nationals spokesman Tom Davis. “He needs to rest up,” Davis told WTOP News. “He’s had a rough couple of years. He’s looking to get back in shape.”
Congratulations to the new squad. See you at Nationals Park next month!