The Nationals’ Calvin Coolidge Mascot Looks Like Paulie Walnuts

Left photo via Twitter, right photo courtesy HBO.

Besides the fact that the Nationals erred in making Calvin Coolidge their latest Racing President, there’s something else off about the team’s newest mascot: this Coolidge looks nothing like the actual President. But the Nationals don’t have to call it a complete wash. Their “Coolidge” does resemble another important, historical figure, albeit a much more recent one.

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