Coming soon to West Palm Beach: Teddy, Abe and the Racing Presidents?

Could Teddy Roosevelt, Abe Lincoln and the other three racing presidents one day sprint along the outfield at the proposed new spring training complex in West Palm Beach?

The so-called Racing Presidents are a hit at Nationals Park in Washington D.C., where the big-headed mascoted Commanders in Chief race along the warning track in an event often more exciting than the actual games.

If the Nationals and Houston Astros can build a $135 million complex south of 45th Street, it might mean local appearances by Teddy, Abe, George Washington,Thomas Jefferson and William Howard Taft.

As for the Racing Presidents, they got their own workout this morning in Washington D.C. Here is what went on before the doors opened to tourists, in photos from the U.S. National Archives twitter feed.

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