Nationals Hold Tryouts for Racing Presidents

by Andrea Swalec January 26, 2015 at 3:50 pm 0

The Washington Nationals will soon have a new team of Racing Presidents.

Auditions were held this weekend to replace the 12-foot-tall mascots. Of the 250 people who applied for the positions, 32 were invited to try out, WTOP reported. The prospectives ran a 40-yard dash, struck victory poses and danced for the judges, all wearing a 50-pound costume.

Team entertainment manager Tom Davis said he was seeking mascots with pizzazz.

“Definitely someone who has the ability to run, obviously,” he told “That’s a main part, seeing as they’re racers. But personality is a big part of it, as well.”

Just one woman was among the competitors — a mom who rehearsed by running with her children on her shoulders.

The winners are expected to be selected by the end of next week.

Video via WTOP


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