Due to "Bill and Teddy's Executive Adventure", auditions for the 2013 Racing Presidents - which are traditionally held President's Day weekend - will instead take place on Saturday, March 2. Fans with presidential aspirations have until Wednesday, February 20 to apply for the chance to fill the shoes of George, Tom, Abe, Teddy and Bill throughout the 2013 baseball season.
To be eligible, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
Measure between 5'7" and 6'6" in height
Be at least 18 years old
Be able to run from center field to home plate in 40 seconds (approximately 200 yards)
Be able to wear a costume weighing approximately 45 lbs for several hours
Be available for at least 35 Nationals home games
Racing hopefuls should submit their cover letter, resume and photo to Entertainment@nationals.com. Once these materials are received, applicants will be contacted and required to answer six mascot-related questions. Further details regarding the 2013 Racing Presidents auditions will be released in the coming weeks.