George Bush Fires Strike To Verlander For Ceremonial First Pitch Of Game 5

Not quite as much pressure as the one George Bush was asked to make after Sept. 11. The subject of numerous documentaries, GW was said to be nervously pacing and anxious before stepping out onto the field to throw the first pitch that night.

Unsurprisingly, he looked calmed, relaxed and goofy while firing a heater across the plate to Justin Verlander.

Bush, a native Texan and baseball fan, didn’t climb all the way to the mound this time.

It’s the world series, the pitchers don’t want anyone messing with the rubber before the game.

#Worldseries Ceremonial 1st pitch 43rd President George W. Bush joins 41st President George H.W. Bush #Game5 #MinuteMaidPark @FOXSports pic.twitter.com/N9av4wa5Y1

— Candu Management (@CanduManagement) October 30, 2017

Pres. George W. Bush threw out the first pitch at the #WorldSeries after receiving the ball from his dad, Pres. @GeorgeHWBush #EarnHistory pic.twitter.com/ewwBddtxz0

— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) October 30, 2017

Bush is a noted lover of baseball, and the former owner of the Texas Rangers. After burning one over the plate, he shook hands with Verlander, and posed for pictures with the Astros righty along with his father and fellow president George H.W. Bush.

The 2017 World Series is proving to be one of the best in recent memory. The juggernaut from both leagues managed to wade throw the arduous baseball season, the “anything goes” MLB Playoffs, and exchanging blow-for-blow.

The series is tied at two apiece, and it’s become a best-of-three series.

They’ll wrap up the series in Houston tonight before heading back to Los Angeles for the next two games.

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