Video: Taft wins Nationals first Spring Training presidents race to christen Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

The Washington Nationals’ shiny new ballpark in West Palm Beach, Florida opened Tuesday, and like it or not, brought 21st century amenities such such as a large video scoreboard and between-innings entertainment to the Nats’ spring training experience. And as planned, when the fourth inning arrived, the team’s newly-“retired” racing presidents ran the first Grapefruit … Continue reading Video: Taft wins Nationals first Spring Training presidents race to christen Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

Nationals holding racing president auditions for Spring Training

As part of the team’s plan to “retire” racing presidents Herbert Hoover and Calvin Coolidge to the new Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the Washington Nationals are looking for seasonal workers to run in the presidents race at spring training. The Nationals are advertising for adults between 5’7″ and 6’6″ in height who are able … Continue reading Nationals holding racing president auditions for Spring Training

Racing presidents Herbert Hoover and Calvin Coolidge “retiring” to Nats new spring training ballpark.

Nationals racing presidents Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover are retiring to West Palm Beach, Florida. The “visiting presidents,” who were introduced in the 2015 and 2016 seasons, respectively, as part of a promotion with the White House Historical Association, are departing today for their new home at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, according to … Continue reading Racing presidents Herbert Hoover and Calvin Coolidge “retiring” to Nats new spring training ballpark.