Taft, as most of us know, began the presidential tradition of throwing out the first pitch of the baseball season. This is a fine tradition and JJV will not be surprised when I write that the only President not to do this at least once is Jimmy Carter.
It's all too easy to make weight-related jokes at the expense of the 300-pound Chief Executive and his possible performance as a Racing President. So here goes!
- He'll be the only racing president with a normal-sized head and enormous body. Or maybe the Nats should just get Roger Clemons to do it. Hey-o!
- I'll bet these guys would run faster if Taft showed up at Miller Park unannounced.
Hamilton possibly apocryphal trivia: In the basement of the Admissions Office, formerly Elihu Root's house, is (supposedly) a giant bathtub used (supposedly) by Taft.
Onward to Opening Day!