Nationals introduce William Howard Taft (Photos, Video)

The Washington Nationals introduced their new racing president Saturday at the team’s NatsFest fan festival. With a packed crowd gathered around the NatsFest mainstage, Nationals broadcaster Charlie Slowes welcomed the fifth presidents race regular as “The Big Chief,” a reference to Taft’s years as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Slowes proceeded to interview … Continue reading Nationals introduce William Howard Taft (Photos, Video)

Nationals new racing president: William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft is the Washington Nationals’ new racing president, joining George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt in the team’s fourth-inning presidents race. The peerless Dan Steinberg broke the story for The Washington Post late Friday, in advance of the team’s official announcement planned for today at NatsFest, the Nationals’ mid-winter fan … Continue reading Nationals new racing president: William Howard Taft

Who is the new racing president? Everybody weighs in.

The sports world is buzzing about tomorrow’s anticipated announcement of a fifth racing president. Major League Baseball, not generally a fan of gambling in baseball, published its own odds on its Cut 4 blog, listing John F. Kennedy as a 5-to-2 favorite. Apparently Barack Obama’s not far behind, but Grover Cleveland is listed as a … Continue reading Who is the new racing president? Everybody weighs in.

Nationals to introduce 5th racing president on Saturday

The Washington Nationals confirmed this morning that they will be introducing a fifth racing president to fans this Saturday at NatsFest at the DC Convention Center. Twitter is abuzz with speculation as to who it will be, but the most common guess seems to be JFK. A giant Kennedy likeness made a surprise appearance during … Continue reading Nationals to introduce 5th racing president on Saturday

Nationals “presidential announcement” planned for Saturday

Since Teddy Roosevelt’s historic first victory at the end of last season, the Nationals have been promising some new twists for the season ahead. A giant John Kennedy was spotted outside Nationals Park after the final playoff game of 2012, leading some to speculate about expansion of the Rushmore Four. Rumors also swirled about retirement … Continue reading Nationals “presidential announcement” planned for Saturday

Video: Racing Presidents on the Inaugural Ball circuit

The Washington Nationals racing presidents let loose on Saturday evening as the Rushmore Four warmed up for Katy Perry and Usher, and Michelle Obama, then traded in their racing shoes for cowboy boots to kick off inaugural weekend. The DC Convention Center hosted its first unofficial presidents race early Saturday evening as the Nationals mascots … Continue reading Video: Racing Presidents on the Inaugural Ball circuit

New Nationals license plates invite”Curly W” wordplay

With the availability of new “Curly W” Nationals license plates in the state of Virginia, look for clever Nats fans to quickly take advantage of the team’s Curly W logo to create previously unavailable vanity messages beginning with the letter W. The “good” ones, depending on your point of view, should go quickly, but as … Continue reading New Nationals license plates invite”Curly W” wordplay