It was a beautiful day to play hooky from work, and Teddy Roosevelt took advantage.
For Thursday’s afternoon game at Nationals Park, The Rough Rider parked himself in a Hawaiian shirt in a lawn chair, sunning himself along the first base line.
As his fellow presidents were forced through an obstacle course of palm trees on the warning track, Teddy scattered pineapples on the ground in foul territory.
As the presidents approached the home stretch, Abe, George, and Tom tripped on the pineapples. Taft got through the obstacles, but Teddy got up and threw a pineapple at him from behind, knocking the Big Chief to the ground.
The victory pushes Teddy further into uncharted territory, in first place by 5 races as the Nats head to Atlanta.