William Howard Taft will be fifth president in races at Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals will announce Saturday afternoon at NatsFest that they have chosen William Howard Taft to be the fifth Racing President , according to the Curly W Blog on the MLBlogs Network.

Taft was the 27th president and the most corpulent.

Taft succeeded Teddy Roosevelt and the two were allies for a while. But TR ran against Taft on a third party ticket in 1912, allowing Woodrow Wilson to win.

At his girth, will Taft become the perennial underdog in the races at Nationals Park?