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George W. Bush Among Rangers Fans Who Break Guinness World Record
foxnews.com ^ | June 22, 2011 | NewsCore

Posted on 06/22/2011 6:32:57 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Former president George W. Bush was among hundreds of Texas Rangers fans who helped set a new Guinness World Record on Tuesday night for most people wearing sunglasses in the dark.

While most of the 33,533 people donned shades during the game with the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark, the mark to beat was 423 so Guinness officials only bothered to count two sections of the crowd, MLB.com reported.

That group included Bush, who often goes to Rangers games, and club President Nolan Ryan, who were both seen on the big screen when the public announcer told the crowd the record attempt was set to begin after the sixth inning.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: baseball; bush; dubya; presidentbush; presidentgeorgewbush; texas; texasrangers

1 posted on 06/22/2011 6:33:01 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I can’t get that dang song outta my head now


2 posted on 06/22/2011 6:34:33 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! I know i was kidding)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Please... somebody...

Miss me yet?


3 posted on 06/22/2011 6:36:38 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Was zz Top there?


4 posted on 06/22/2011 6:36:43 AM PDT by freedom1st
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To: Berlin_Freeper
While most of the 33,533 people donned shades during the game with the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark, the mark to beat was 423 so Guinness officials only bothered to count two sections of the crowd, MLB.com reported.

All well and good, but how did this reporter get the Detroit Tigers involved when the game was between the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros?

5 posted on 06/22/2011 6:36:48 AM PDT by VRWCmember (_!_)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
during the game with the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark

They played the Houston Astros.
6 posted on 06/22/2011 6:46:20 AM PDT by PushinTin (Politicians are like diapers, the need to be changed often and for the same reason...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Sunglasses at Night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_HlTGzkKeE


7 posted on 06/22/2011 6:51:01 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I heard they are going to try this in Houston, but instead of sunglasses all the fans will be wearing blindfolds. Oh wait I think they do that already seeing how horrible the Astros are this year.


8 posted on 06/22/2011 6:53:14 AM PDT by OC_Steve
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Gawd! That’s awful!

At least the first 15 seconds—turned it off after that.............

(I’m an old lady—don’t appreciate much past Elvis or the Oak Ridge Boys—LOL!)


9 posted on 06/22/2011 6:55:36 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
While most of the 33,533 people donned shades during the game with the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark, the mark to beat was 423 so Guinness officials only bothered to count two sections of the crowd

???? So how will they know what the record is now if they stopped counting at two sections?

10 posted on 06/22/2011 6:56:19 AM PDT by LoveUSA (You don't notice the night light until it gets dark.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

too bad it was not an interleague game against the Milwaukee Brewers so Corey Hart could have been there


11 posted on 06/22/2011 7:08:37 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Berlin_Freeper

My how much GW has aged since he left! And WTF is with Nolan Ryan? Homeboy packed on some pounds since his days of slinging the stitches.


12 posted on 06/22/2011 7:11:52 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: PushinTin
They played the Houston Astros.

It would have been better if the Rangers played an actual Major League team.

13 posted on 06/22/2011 7:18:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
This version is better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ&t=1s

14 posted on 06/22/2011 7:28:38 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: rarestia
...WTF is with Nolan Ryan? Homeboy packed on some pounds since his days of slinging the stitches.

He doesn't have a sparring partner anymore.


15 posted on 06/22/2011 7:31:00 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JRios1968

Never get tired of that picture.


16 posted on 06/22/2011 7:35:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I suppose it turned out better than another game the Rangers were involved in....Ten-Cent Beer Night
17 posted on 06/22/2011 7:36:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I know! Robin Ventura was so inconsiderate, trying to break Nolan’s knuckles with his face!


18 posted on 06/22/2011 7:38:27 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: al baby

I must be psychic.

That’s been my tagline for a week, at least...LOL


19 posted on 06/22/2011 7:51:14 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: basil

That’s because you gotta *see* the video...:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2LTL8KgKv8


20 posted on 06/22/2011 7:53:34 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: JRios1968; dfwgator
Here's the VIDEO
21 posted on 06/22/2011 7:55:14 AM PDT by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: jellybean

PWNED!


22 posted on 06/22/2011 7:59:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

LOVE Nolan Ryan!


23 posted on 06/22/2011 8:03:51 AM PDT by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: JRios1968
That is a great pic, a great story. 30+ seconds of video here.

Another favorite of mine is Randy Johnson vs John Kruk, 1993 all star game. Johnson sails the first pitch over Kruks head, and then John bails on 3 straight pitches.

24 posted on 06/22/2011 8:39:16 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: LearnsFromMistakes

My favorite Randy Johnson moment

Randy Johnson hits bird with pitch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwpRHrAh3pk


25 posted on 06/22/2011 8:45:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jellybean

Fantastic! Gee I miss pre-strike baseball.


26 posted on 06/22/2011 9:16:29 AM PDT by Tim n Texas
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To: OC_Steve

Touche’


27 posted on 06/22/2011 10:18:33 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: JRios1968

Ventura sure was stupid to be beaten by an old man who could hurl cheese consistantly over 100mph, and take punches from that very arm...


28 posted on 06/22/2011 10:26:55 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Chrissy Matthews made Bush look like an idiot. He said nothing about this being a record setting thing just that Bush wore sunglasses at night. Gosh propaganda anyone???


29 posted on 06/22/2011 5:14:28 PM PDT by therut
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