This week, the Rushmores decided to use the team’s current road trip as an excuse to hit the road themselves.
No, they didn’t follow the team south to Atlanta. They went in the opposite direction, touring Canada and upstate New York on their way to Buffalo.
Their destination? Buffalo’s Coca-Cola Field, where the Mets Triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bisons (Bison? Bisons?) will close out their home season tonight by hosting the Nationals’ Triple-A affiliate Syracuse Chiefs.
The presidents will greet fans, run an exhibition race, and presumably pay a visit to familiar faces on the Syracuse Roster such as Roger Bernadina, Craig Stammen, and J.D. Martin.
In the meantime, Teddy Roosevelt has been tweeting photos as the presidents have taken the scenic route through Toronto, Niagra Falls, and the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site in Buffalo, where Roosevelt took the oath of office in 1901.
With the team returning to Nationals Park Friday night to begin a 10-game homestand, here’s hoping Teddy doesn’t overexert himself on the trip.