Suggestions for the 5th President in the Nationals’ Race

It is come to my attention that the Nationals will be adding a fifth mascot to their Race of Presidents*. While the Nationals fans may assume that the Naltionals will feature a former U.S. President, allow me to offer up the idea of using an international president, in an effort to not only bolster international relations, but also because they pretty much used up all the good options already. Observe:

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

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Senegalese President Macky Sall

German President Joachim Gauck

German President Joachim Gauck

Dijibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh

 

*-pretty sure they don’t call it that.

 



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LHomonacionale
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LHomonacionale

Calling it for Nixon.

David Wiers
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Member

I’d prefer to see the head of Nixon get carried around by the headless body of Agnew.

Pat G
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Pat G

futurama ftw

Joe F.
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Joe F.

What, no Charlton Heston? Charlton Heston is my president.

Bradley Woodrum
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Member

The Race of Presidents used to be just white.

I’ll show myself the door.

Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman

That Twitter link doesn’t say it will be a mascot – just that it will be a President.

I bet on real-life Barack Obama.

juan pierres mustache
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Member

i dont remember who in the chat suggested FDR, but i found that to be the superior choice

Young Ether
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Young Ether

Teddy Roosevelt has a penchant for cheating in the races, plus he was an incredible marksman in real life. I’m guessing JFK.

stuck in a slump
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stuck in a slump

Revisionist history:

JFK is out ahead of Lincoln, Jefferson and Washington. Teddy is no where to be found. Just before JFK reaches the finish line a gun shot sounds, the stadium comes to a shocked silence as JFK falls backwards and Jefferson wins the race.

Up in the MASN booth, Freddy inspects his smoking elephant gun and begins to brag to the broadcasters that this isn’t the first man he’s hunted in his day

Gary Hailey
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Gary Hailey

Someone has waaaaaaay too much time on his hands.

Birdlander
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Birdlander

Someone clearly underestimates the ease with which one can use google and photoshop.

Pete Mustard
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Pete Mustard

Reagan? FDR?

radicalhenri
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radicalhenri

I wasn’t the one who suggested FDR in the chat, but when i first heard about the streak of 500(?) games without roosevelt winning the race, i thought it was a hilarious and awful joke on FDR

Casper
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Casper

Where’s the love for Eisenhower? The greatest leader of the Greatest Generation(tm), still the most recent American to win a war, and the last President that everybody liked.

Wil
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Wil

“American to win a war,”

Uhh what? When we make war, no one wins.

radicalhenri
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radicalhenri

also taft would be funny

Choo
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Theoretically, Jimmy Carter could boost peanut sales. I hope it’s Dennis Martinez, though. “El Presidente” would be a nice shout out to their Expos roots.

Choo
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William Henry Harrison. He could fall down and play dead a few steps into his first race, never to be seen again.

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