Nationals Announce Taft as New Presidential Mascot
The Washington Nationals announced Friday on Twitter that a new presidential mascot would join George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt for the 2013 baseball season.
Looks like it'll be harder for Teddy to win the Nationals Presidential Mascot race, now that the Nationals announced Friday that they would be adding a fifth president to the race: William Howard Taft, Politco reported.
According to the Let Teddy Win blog, "Bill" as he'll be known during the race had a 35-to-1 chance to be the new mascot. John F. Kennedy was the favorite, the blog reported.
Bill will take on his predecessor, Teddy, every fourth-inning race when the Washington-based baseball team plays at home, but hopefully will have better results. Last October, after losing more than 500 times, Teddy won a race, according to NPR.
Bill even tweeted at Teddy on Jan. 26:
In the Capital News Service graphic attached, other options for a mascot are weighed.
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Editor's Note: Angela Wong and Eric Morrow, of Capital News Service, made the graphic.