Andrew Mollenbeck, wtop.com
WASHINGTON – The peaceful transfer of power is an enduring characteristic of the American Presidency. The next chapter begins this week — sort of.
The Washington Nationals are looking for would-be “presidents” to don the 45-pound costumes and run from center field to home plate during home games.
The Racing Presidents, made up of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, have a passionate following and draw cheers like a two-run double.
Much of the curiosity has centered on “Teddy’s” losing streak and the question if he can ever win a race.
The next step in that process unfolds this week as the Nationals accept applications to become a Racing President.
Candidates have until Friday, Feb. 10 to submit their cover letter, resume and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Those who make it past the initial application process will be invited to Nationals Park Saturday, Feb. 18.
The presidential hopefuls will be tested in a 40-yard dash and Presidents Races.
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