Video: Winthrop Roosevelt no help as William Howard Taft pushes Teddy around in his debut race

Winthrop Roosevelt was on hand to cheer on his great-great grandfather for the opening day presidents race at Nationals Park, but the Nats’ newest racing president established himself as an enforcer who was prepared to put himself between Teddy and the finish line. The direct descendent of Theodore Roosevelt ushered in the 2013 season with … Continue reading Video: Winthrop Roosevelt no help as William Howard Taft pushes Teddy around in his debut race

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