The Washington Nationals baseball team used Twitter to announce that they'll add another president to their famed President's race starting in the 2013 season.
In Washington, D.C., the Nationals mid-inning race is a big deal. Since the team moved to Washington in 2006, caricatures of four presidents -- Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt -- raced around the field to the amusement of the crowd.
Last year, when Teddy Roosevelt's long-running losing streak was broken, it came with the help of Sen. John McCain and a well-organized campaign to "Let Teddy Win."
So the fact that another president will grace the green grass of Nationals Park in April had politicos and baseball fans buzzing. Everyone wanted to know: "Who is it going to be?"
The answer to that question will remain a secret until Saturday, when the Nationals make the announcement at an event to honor the team.
In the meantime, we reached out to Richard Norton Smith, a presidential historian and someone who has worked at five presidential libraries, to give us the pros and cons of each possible president.
Pro -- "He is the only president that has an age named after him. The Age of Jackson."
Con -- "I am not sure the Cleveland Indians or the Atlanta Braves would be eager to play any team with Andrew Jackson as a mascot."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Pro -- "If there was room on Mt. Rushmore for a 5th face, he would be it. And of course the first four presidents that the Nationals chose are all on Mt. Rushmore. He is the most logical to be added to the quartet. And, I suppose, as someone who has served longer than anyone else, he should be useful for extra innings."
Con -- "He was a football cheerleader, which would be a con in baseball."
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Pro -- "Ike actually played the game and I think if he had his druthers, he would have probably been a baseball star before he would have been a general or a president. He actually has experience."
Con -- "I am not sure the hidden hand would be effective in left field catches."
John F. Kennedy
Pro -- "He would lend glamour to the lineup. That is for sure."
Con -- "There might be some questions about his father fixing the game."
Pro -- "Nixon wanted to be a sports writer. Nixon came alive talking sports. I know that sounds odd, but if you want the real Nixon, get him talking baseball. At one point, he was actually considered for baseball commissioner and he was a man who probably could have been baseball commissioner but settled for president."
Con -- "Where do we begin? Didn't he sell out baseball for ping pong in China?"
Pro -- "He called games as a radio announcer and he played Grover Cleveland Alexander in the movies. On radio and in the movies, he lived the game."
Con -- "He would probably take excessive interest in Nicaraguan prospects."