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Offline varoadking

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #100: January 24, 2013, 10:06:21 PM »

Nixon...

Offline comish4lif

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #101: January 24, 2013, 11:08:54 PM »
A 5th Racing President will be announced at NatsFest. If they already have the costume, JFK would make sense.
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          John F. Kennedy?
How about Ike in his full Army regalia.

Offline Mattionals

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #102: January 24, 2013, 11:25:37 PM »
Zachary Taylor.  He did something once.  I think.  Maybe?

Offline Copecwby20

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #103: January 25, 2013, 03:59:11 AM »
If it's Obama, I will never go to a game again. And no, I don't care if that comment pissed anyone off.

I posted something similar on bookface.

Offline Coladar

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #104: January 25, 2013, 06:12:49 AM »
I had intentions of posting a negative view on having it be Kennedy. Still will - He's way too recent, the womanizing crap... well, he was human, but likewise isn't quite far enough away to have his flaws removed and saintly status instated as we view Jefferson etc. with. Plus, the assassination still happened during enough peoples lives that there isn't the distance you have with Lincoln. Kennedy, or even FDR... Only presidents who were president before anyone alive today... Or at least alive and not a century+. Better yet, lets do away with the entire concept. Please...?

That said, now I hope it is Obama. I find it hilarious to think some people will 'never go to a Nats game again! Not ever!' over something so ludicrous as a bunch of dudes wearing ridiculous foam heads who run around for 30 seconds during a damned baseball game. Chicken little much?

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #105: January 25, 2013, 08:18:12 AM »
Better yet, lets do away with the entire concept. Please...?

As a compromise, they could make it George W. Bush.    Simply declare him the winner everytime and not run the race.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #106: January 25, 2013, 08:30:38 AM »
I like Ike

Offline imref

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #107: January 25, 2013, 08:41:00 AM »
Nah, Bush would have to make up a story that the other presidents were researching WMDs, have Colin Powell testify in front of the crowd, then attack the other Presidents.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #108: January 25, 2013, 10:35:30 AM »
I had intentions of posting a negative view on having it be Kennedy. Still will - He's way too recent, the womanizing crap... well, he was human, but likewise isn't quite far enough away to have his flaws removed and saintly status instated as we view Jefferson etc. with. Plus, the assassination still happened during enough peoples lives that there isn't the distance you have with Lincoln. Kennedy, or even FDR... Only presidents who were president before anyone alive today... Or at least alive and not a century+. Better yet, lets do away with the entire concept. Please...?

That said, now I hope it is Obama. I find it hilarious to think some people will 'never go to a Nats game again! Not ever!' over something so ludicrous as a bunch of dudes wearing ridiculous foam heads who run around for 30 seconds during a damned baseball game. Chicken little much?

Guess people hate Obama more than they love baseball? Good! Stadium is getting a little too crowded anyways.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #109: January 25, 2013, 10:48:09 AM »
I kind of like the idea of either Bush.  Putting aside that they are Y , Poppy was a torpedo bomber in WWII, so it is a nod to that generation, and played baseball. There's the great picture of him and Babe Ruth when Joe Wood arranged a visit to school. Poppy is vigorous, too, ran while at the White House. It'd be cool to honor him now, especially after his recovery. 

As :w: , the fact that he owned the second Senators after the move has its pluses and minuses, I suppose.  He also kept :w: when he sold the franchise to Hicks, so there is even more of a linkage.  He stays fit, and is personable.  He threw out the first ball at the opening of the Park, so that is another tie to the club. 

If it is about a President who has the stature of the Rushmores, then the only easy answer would be FDR, but I can't see having one racer on a scooter.  While there are terrific wheel chair marathoners, a sprint is not appropriate.

Ike is probably the most accomplished inside and outside the White House (Hoover and Carter were more accomplished outside than inside).


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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #110: January 25, 2013, 10:54:48 AM »
Yeah, I almost bit and then thought better of it.  What a load of BS.

Guess people hate Obama more than they love baseball? Good! Stadium is getting a little too crowded anyways.

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« Reply #111: January 25, 2013, 11:15:38 AM »
Guess people hate Obama more than they love baseball? Good! Stadium is getting a little too crowded anyways.

Yes. I hate him that much. That being said I wouldn't mind seeing Reagan running around the stadium.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #112: January 25, 2013, 11:22:54 AM »
I doubt they go with a living ex-president- not worth the hate from one side or the other- I'm still hoping for obscure (taylor and tyler alternating?)

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #113: January 25, 2013, 11:32:27 AM »
Yes. I hate him that much. That being said I wouldn't mind seeing Regan running around the stadium.

So would spidernat...


I expect that it will be JFK simply because they already have the costume.  It's a sunk cost. 

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #114: January 25, 2013, 11:32:37 AM »
Inside source says it's a somewhat recent president (but not too clear on timeframe with regards to how recent)

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #115: January 25, 2013, 12:26:20 PM »
I think the chorus of boos a racing W would receive would be hilarious.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #116: January 25, 2013, 12:48:38 PM »
The more I see topics like this the more it seems that Kennedy is the likely candidate.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #117: January 25, 2013, 12:50:36 PM »
The more I see topics like this the more it seems that Kennedy is the likely candidate.

Even though I'm a McKinley man, that's the way I'm leaning as well Captain.   

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« Reply #118: January 25, 2013, 01:19:08 PM »
The more I see topics like this the more it seems that Kennedy is the likely candidate.


Let Teddy Win.com

And the twist may be that Teddy Roosevelt will win every single race in 2013, until the playoffs.  But they should each race freely for separate charities.  Each winner gets a donation from the club of $1.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #119: January 25, 2013, 01:40:53 PM »
I think the chorus of boos a racing W would receive would be hilarious.

There would be a direct relationship between the volume of those boos and the time remaining in Obama's second term.  The longer Obama serves, the better (OK, less terrible) Bush looks in comparison.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #120: January 25, 2013, 01:46:36 PM »
i'm getting there around 11:30 tomorrow, and i'm expecting it to be an absolute zoo. 

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #121: January 25, 2013, 02:26:41 PM »
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Let Teddy Win.com

And the twist may be that Teddy Roosevelt will win every single race in 2013, until the playoffs.  But they should each race freely for separate charities.  Each winner gets a donation from the club of $1.


That looks more like Lyle Lovett than Kennedy

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #122: January 25, 2013, 03:11:59 PM »
Ben Franklin accompanied by a bevy of French courtesans

easy post of the year candidate right here.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #123: January 25, 2013, 08:36:12 PM »
The Friday, March 29 exhibition game vs. the New York Yankees is no longer included in 2013 Season Plans. Tickets for this game can be purchased at nationals.com or by calling 888.632.NATS (6287) beginning Saturday, January 26 at 12:00 p.m., while supplies last.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #124: January 25, 2013, 08:37:57 PM »
Taft per the Bog. I love it