Happy Commander-in-Chief Day, everyone! In honor of our annual executive celebration, here's a Washington Times video of the Nats' weekend tryouts to become the
unlucky dudes/dudettes inside the Racing President uniforms at Nationals Park.
Even though I'm disappointed they still haven't added Calvin Coolidge to the starting gate, I still got a major chuckle from the portly fella who believed his "Easter Bunny experience" qualifies him for a season's worth of sweat inside one of the get-ups. Unless it was 110 degrees that Easter, there's no way he can be prepared for a humid D.C. summer.
Want more? Check out Nats320 for a photo essay and Let Teddy Win for an explanation of why potential racers weren't allowed to sprint as roughrider Teddy Roosevelt. Also, the Presidents will be racing on ice at today's Penguins-Islanders matinee.
- Calvin Coolidge