A recent press release from the Washington Nationals on highlights from the current homestand included the following information:
"Sunday, April 10: "Racing Presidents Surprise: The Racing Presidents will introduce a special guest during their race on April 10!"
A new Racing President? Is it a new Racing President that will be around for a while? A one-off addition to the race?
Is a new big-headed former President about to join George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft
and Calvin Coolidge in the Nationals' fourth-inning race?
Who has the inside scoop? Any guesses? MSNBC's Chuck Todd teased an interview with "a former President of the United States who has found his way back to Washington for a new role at Nationals Park?"
"Who is it? What will he be doing? We will reveal on Sunday morning on Saturday morning. I can tell you this, it is actually this President's third appearance on Meet the Press."
Huh, this just turned into a commercial for Meet the Press somehow. You got us Chuck Todd!!
As is noted on the Meet the Press wikipedia page, "Every U.S. President since John F. Kennedy has appeared on Meet the Press, although not necessarily during his presidency."
Someone search the archives and see who has appeared twice?
@ANatsFan on Twitter offered the following suggestion on Twitter in response to the video posted below:
Will a new No. 31 join Max Scherzer in the nation's capital?
As @ANatsFan suggested, the Nationals have a partnership in place with the White House Historical Association and it would make sense that the addition of a new Racing President could be tied to the former president featured on the White House Historical Association's yearly ornament...
We checked, and Calvin Coolidge, the last Racing President added to the mix, was added in 2015 and the 2015 ornament was designed to honor the presidency of the thirtieth president of the United States last year.
And yes, this year's ornament does honor the presidency of Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States.
We'll find out who the next Racing President is on Sunday at Nats Park... or on Meet the Press on Sunday morning I guess...
Who is the new Racing President? pic.twitter.com/4GfqtxvgRI— federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) April 8, 2016