Nats Unveil Latest Rip Off from the Brewers, the 5th Racing President
Of all the historical presidents to pick from, they went with Taft?
(Well, expect a lot of bathtub-related jokes during the first season. [Know your history kids.])
After getting his first ever win in 2012, Teddy has some new competition in the Washington Nationals’ presidents’ race.
President William Howard Taft is the Nationals’ newest racing president, the team unveiled at a fan event Saturday.
Taft will now join Presidents Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt in the Nationals’ 4th inning presidents’ race.
Taft, the 27th president, had a real-life rivalry with Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th, as Roosevelt mounted a third-party challenge against Taft that led to defeat for both presidents.
Now they will battle it out racing around the Nationals outfield in the presidents’ race, where Teddy is already a fan favorite.
Teddy had famously never won a race until last year, leading to a website and Twitter account, “Let Teddy Win.” He broke the years-long losing streak in the Nationals final regular season game as they went to the playoffs for the first time.