President Lincoln was born 205 years ago today. Yahoo has 50 interesting facts about President Lincoln’s life which you can find at this link. Above you’ll find one of my favorite scenes from Saving Private Ryan in which Gen. Marshall reads President Lincoln’s letter to Mrs. Bixby.
The Washington Nationals are looking for a few people to suit up with the team.
The Nationals don’t need players. They’re looking for people who want to portray the team’s costumed presidents who have raced against one another in the fourth inning since 2006.
Applications are due by Feb. 20. Auditions are March 2.
The team’s mascots started out as the four presidents found on Mount Rushmore: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Last season Roosevelt won the fourth-inning race for the first time. The team said in January that a William Howard Taft will join the race this season.
Potential mascots have to be able to run from center field to home plate in 40 seconds and wear a 45 pound costume for several hours.
Personally, I’m interested to see how fast William Howard Taft can run considering he was a pretty big guy like me.
- Nats’ Presidents to Race to Mount Rushmore (washington.cbslocal.com)
- William Howard Taft will be fifth president in races at Nationals Park (wjla.com)
- CSN: Nationals add Taft to Presidents’ race (csnwashington.com)
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.Abraham Lincoln
“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.