President Obama visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Thursday, and while he managed to bring along quite an entourage, he left the “mom jeans” at home.
Obama’s jeans became famous when he wore them while throwing out the first pitch at the 2009 All-Star Game. He will be donating the Chicago White Sox jacket he wore that day to the memorabilia collection at the Hall, but the jeans have been retired, according to Politico.
“I hear that with all the media attention about it, there was also some interest in the jeans I wore that night,” the president said during remarks at the venue. “But Michelle retired those jeans quite a while back.”
As part of the “travel and tourism agenda,” Obama brought along his staffers, who enjoyed checking out the memorabilia, according to Twitchy:
The real reason Obama is in Cooperstown: @PressSec @vj44 @pfeiffer44 & @Simas44 check out baseball memorabilia pic.twitter.com/zCDVv656Ef
— Juliet Eilperin (@eilperin) May 22, 2014
@eilperin @edatpost @PressSec @vj44 @pfeiffer44 @Simas44 taxpayers needed to fund all 4 of them to go? #waste — j (@davesmith3) May 22, 2014
The president also enjoyed the visit:
President Obama tries on a Chicago White Sox World Series Ring as he tours the National Baseball Hall of Fame. pic.twitter.com/1Nx5pVUvyG — Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) May 22, 2014
#Obama holding Babe Ruth’s bat. ‘Wow, he says. pic.twitter.com/YG6s0HeLw3
— darlene superville (@dsupervilleap) May 22, 2014
Obama donated this jacket to the baseball Hall of Fame today. Says Michelle “retired” the jeans. pic.twitter.com/DYKTDyu8RU
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) May 22, 2014
A good time was had by all, then they were off for a night of fundraising:
#AF1 #Obama on to #Chicago from #Cooperstown for that other great American political pastime: #fundraising pic.twitter.com/pGnjmuf7tV
— Margaret Talev (@margarettalev) May 22, 2014
Obama attends Chicago fundraisers tonight. Dinner w/pix=$35k per couple. Reception w/pix=$10k per person. pic.twitter.com/URFt3tpvEN
— Alexis Simendinger (@ASimendinger) May 22, 2014
See also: Awkward! WH press pool forced to stay in bedroom while Obama courts one-percenters
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