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Washington Nationals to Hold Auditions for 2012 Racing Presidents


Photo by flickr user Scott Ableman

From a press release:

The Washington Nationals once again invite fans with presidential aspirations to apply for the chance to become a Racing President. The team is now accepting applications and will hold auditions during the Presidents Day Weekend to fill the shoes of George, Tom, Abe and Teddy for the 2012 baseball season.

To be eligible, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

– Measure between 5’7” and 6’6” in height
– Be at least 18 years old
– Be able to run from center field to home plate in 40 seconds (approximately 200 yards)
– Be able to wear a costume weighing approximately 45 lbs for several hours
– Be available for at least 35 Nationals home games

Racing hopefuls will have until Friday, February 10 to submit their cover letter, resume and photo to [email protected] Once these materials are received, applicants will be contacted and required to answer six mascot-related questions.

Select candidates will then be invited to Nationals Park on Saturday, February 18, 2012, where they will be required to perform a freestyle dance, run a 40-yard dash and run two Presidents Races from center field to the home dugout. They will also be interviewed by the Game Operations panel.

This tryout is by invitation only and is not open to the public. Tryouts will take place regardless of weather conditions.

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