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Hot Job Alert: The Nats Need a Racing President

Photographs by Jeff Elkins

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!

Senior editor

Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.