The Orioles Bird did not make an appearance as expected during the presidents race for Friday night’s kickoff of the annual Battle of the Beltways.
In the fourth inning, the racing presidents mixed things up, running toward the third base side, but the Bird’s absence was no help for Teddy. George Washington easily passed a tired Roosevelt before doing jumping jacks at the finish line.
Teddy was quick to make excuses for his poor outing. “Still hurting a bit from last night,” he said via Twitter, but #26 promised he’d be ready to go on Saturday. “Rumor has it a certain Bird will be visiting…”