Most everyone has heard the story about George Washington's feat of throwing a silver dollar across the Potomac River. But, anyone who has visited Mount Vernon knows that the river's width there is clearly too wide for such a throw. Some historians have noted that, and ponder where it might have been that the toss actually happened.

Was it miles upstream where the Potomac is narrow, or was it actually a smaller river, like the upper Rappahannock, or nearby Dogue creek, which is, say, four feet wide in spots? Nobody knows.

But I still stick with my own theory: that George did, indeed, pitch a silver dollar across the wide Potomac. And if he were alive today, The Washington Nationals would be smart to sign him.