One of DC’s highest-profile jobs is available: The Washington Nationals are looking for a new Racing President. To qualify, you’ll need to be between 5 foot 7 and 6 foot 6 in height, be able to attend at least 40 percent of Nationals home games, and possess the “Ability to run from centerfield to first base (approximately 200 yards) in a 50 pound costume.”
We once sent an unusually tall former editorial fellow to one of the team’s annual tryouts. He was among about 50 hopefuls and had to:
• Promise not to reveal any candidate’s last name
• Stay upright while running (not as easy as it sounded)
• Be enthusiastic
He didn’t get the gig. But maybe you will!