Monday, February 02, 2009

Do You Want To Be A President?

For the second consecutive year on President's Day Weekend, Our Washington Nationals will hold tryouts for those interested in playing the alter egos of Our Racing Presidents. George, Abe, Tom and Teddy will all be waiting for those interested in donning their rather large heads and costumes on Sunday, February 15th. Auditions will take place at Nationals Park, but the tryout is by invitation only. You must email a cover letter, resume and photo to by next Monday, February 9th, 2009.

Do you want to be a President?

Here are the complete details from the press release:

Washington Nationals Host Auditions for 2009 GEICO Racing Presidents

WHAT: The Washington Nationals will host auditions for the 2009 GEICO Racing Presidents at Nationals Park on Sunday, February 15. The team is looking for energetic individuals, between 5’7” and 6’ 6” in height, with the ability to run from right field to home plate while wearing a 45-lb costume, and who are available for at least 40% of Nationals home games. Candidates will be asked to run, dance and show their celebration skills during the audition.

Developed in 2006, the four GEICO Racing Presidents (Abe, George, Tom and Teddy) are 12-foot oversized mascots that race during the 4th inning of each Nationals home game. The popular figures can be seen throughout Nationals Park and the District promoting the team and its community efforts. Each year all four Racing Presidents appear at the White House for both the annual “Easter Egg Roll” and the Fourth of July celebration. Abe participated in the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade as a member of the Illinois float and while Teddy has never won an official race, he did complete the 2008 Marine Corps Marathon.

This tryout is by invitation only and is not open to the public. Those interested in participating should e-mail a cover letter, resume and recent photo to by Monday, February 9 at 5:00pm.

WHO: GEICO Racing President Candidates

WHEN: Sunday, February 15, 2009

10:00am Registration

11:00am Auditions

WHERE: Nationals Park
1500 South Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC


Anonymous said...

the requirement of a photo seems odd, seeing as how folks will be in costume.

Anonymous said...

One of the requirements for the Presidents was show up 40% of the time. That's a higher percentage than the team showed up last year.

Good luck folks...Go Presidents

Record digger said...

We need someone to become Teddy and win!!!!!!!!!

Jeremy said...

SBF, I think you fit the height range and the spirit. Come on... AUDITION TO BE TEDDY!!!

Screech's Best Friend said...

Jeremy: Back in 2006 and 2007, I actually did run--as Abe the first time and GW the second time. Didn't finish last either time. Also, didn't win.

Anonymous said...


Your blog says "You must email a cover letter, resume and photo to by next Monday, February 5th, 2009." I think you meant 15 Feb. Cheers,

Take me out to the ballgame!


Screech's Best Friend said...

February 9th actually--thanks