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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Justice races at the old ballgame

The Washington Nationals hold the Presidents Race in the middle of the fourth inning, between giant heads of the four presidents on Mount Rushmore. One running story had been Teddy Roosevelt's losing streak, which finally ended last season.

The Nats today introduced a fifth president for the races--William Howard Taft. As explained here, Taft's size (i.e., girth) and facial hair could make him a fan favorite (although the photos show he is not that much Washington-nationals-racing-presidents-with-taft
larger than the other president heads). There also is the potential for a fun rivalry, given the political rift between Roosevelt and Taft.

More importantly, every race now can be part of an off-shoot event--Justice Races. No matter how Taft does against the other presidents, he always will be the fastest justice.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on January 26, 2013 at 03:27 PM in Howard Wasserman | Permalink

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Concur re justices. I proposed (on Twitter) a race involving Story, Jackson, and White--the former two because of personal fondness, the last because I'd love to see Whizzer in the race. A friend and colleague proposed Burger and Frankfurter, which is, I admit, too perfect for a baseball game.

Posted by: Derek Muller | Jan 26, 2013 8:13:48 PM

I am surprised Taft is in any condition to race, after being eaten by wolves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkhwiuRbOEE

Posted by: Kyle | Jan 27, 2013 10:39:59 PM

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