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And so, after all the rumors, speculation, and passionate debate, the Nationals will name William Howard Taft as the next Racing President, as first reported by Dan Steinberg over at DC Sports Bog. Minutes later, the Nationals posted a follow on story, with additional details about "Bill", like, he has his own Twitter account: @NatsBigChief27. There's Taft at a Washington Senators game in 1910 in a Library of Congress photo.
The big fat guy will make his first public appearance on Saturday at NatsFest.
Oh well, we were really pulling for Nixon.
(First image via Library of Congress. Second mage above via @NatsBigChief27)
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And so, with all the rumors and speculation swirling around who the 5th Racing President will be at Nationals Park this year, we're throwing our vote firmly behind Richard Nixon.
Unfortunately, people who know stuff and are usually right are refusing to confirm or deny our pick for us. Guess we'll just have to wait for NatsFest:
(Photoshop via the great @ambp77...