George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush assist Astros begin World Sequence Recreation 5


HOUSTON — You may bear in mind World Sequence Recreation 2 at Dodger Stadium had a wonderful tandem first pitch with Vin Scully and Fernando Valenzuela. To not be outdone, the Houston Astros pulled off a tandem first pitch of types too. However somewhat than two staff legends, it featured two former presidents.

George W. Bush threw out the primary pitch after his father, George H.W. Bush, handed him the ball. And it was fairly a primary pitch. The youthful Bush, who has apply on this space, confirmed off his pitching arm, throwing warmth to Astros pitcher Justin Verlander behind the plate.

Even MLB pitcher Brett Anderson gave George W. Bush’s pitch his endorsement:

Say what you need about George W. Bush however the man does throw out a very good first pitch

— Brett Anderson (@BAnderson3737) October 30, 2017

The youthful Bush, as you may bear in mind, was as soon as an proprietor of the Texas Rangers. Nonetheless, he and his father have been fixtures at high-level baseball video games in each Houston and Arlington through the years. George H.W. Bush has typically been seen sitting behind house plate at Astros video games prior to now.

Right here he was Sunday evening, coming to the sector behind Astros proprietor Jim Crane:

After the primary pitch, George H.W. Bush gave the “Play ball!” announcement to begin the sport.

Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush make the play ball announcement earlier than Recreation 5 of baseball’s World Sequence towards the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photograph/David J. Phillip)

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