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CROWD ROARS AT WORLD SERIES As Bush Zings a Strike to Start Game 4
Gateway Pundit (First Things) ^

Posted on 11/01/2010 7:51:41 AM PDT by fabrizio

What a moment! George Bush 41 and George Bush 43 entered the stadium together tonight to throw out the first ball at the World Series. THE CROWD ROARED. Then GW threw a strike to home plate catcher Nolan Ryan to start off game 4. Barbara Bush was taking photos in the stands.

What a wonderful moment.


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Video at the link. Remember what an American President looks (and throws baseballs)like?
1 posted on 11/01/2010 7:51:45 AM PDT by fabrizio
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2 posted on 11/01/2010 7:54:11 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: fabrizio

Ugh...I think the way W throws the ball and the way Zero throws the ball tells you everything you need to know.


3 posted on 11/01/2010 7:54:53 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: fabrizio


4 posted on 11/01/2010 7:54:53 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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To: fabrizio

I also thought it was pretty cool how W casually drove that golf cart to the mound.


5 posted on 11/01/2010 7:56:03 AM PDT by camerongood210
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To: fabrizio

Should have stayed in and pitched the game. Looks like the Giants in 5.


6 posted on 11/01/2010 7:56:14 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Servant of the Cross

Is President Bush throwing a knuckle ball?


7 posted on 11/01/2010 7:57:06 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Servant of the Cross

lol—whats crisp doin, gonna catch the ball in is mouth?


8 posted on 11/01/2010 7:59:27 AM PDT by chicken head
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To: camerongood210

Also, kinda cool the two of them returning the salute from that Marine.


9 posted on 11/01/2010 8:01:04 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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And the soldier (a little harder to see in his ACUs)


10 posted on 11/01/2010 8:02:03 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: chicken head
"lol—whats crisp doin, gonna catch the ball in is mouth?

It wouldn't be the first time he has caught a ball or two in the mouth.

11 posted on 11/01/2010 8:02:32 AM PDT by coaltrain (Obama's a Harvard lawyer like Elvis was a Black Belt)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Maybe it’s just me and my fear of making a fool out of myself.

But, honestly, if you were to throw the ball out for a game, and you would be on TV, wouldn’t you spend a couple hours on on a mound somewhere - practicing?

I might not throw a 100 mph ball into the strike zone; but it would be at least be a respectable pitch. There is no shame in a 70-80 mph ball, thown accurately.


12 posted on 11/01/2010 8:04:28 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: fabrizio
Can you imagine the crowd response had this been done in SanFran?

Mrs. Bush was there in the stands taking photos of her husband and son - it was so sweet. Thank you Ranger fans for welcoming our former First Families in your stadium so warmly

13 posted on 11/01/2010 8:07:49 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("The View" is the new Maury Povich inspired "Fight Club in Heels")
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To: fabrizio

Good video link here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cild5KhRr2M


14 posted on 11/01/2010 8:07:53 AM PDT by alieno nomine (Throw the bums out!)
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To: Servant of the Cross; onyx; STARWISE; maggief; Liz; penelopesire
Great comparison pictures....
15 posted on 11/01/2010 8:08:17 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: chicken head

He’s doing his ‘eagle scream’ (too much Mountain Dew)!!


16 posted on 11/01/2010 8:11:37 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Obad. 1:15: As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Thought same thing; best Rangers pitcher of night? Nice moment though. I clapped.


17 posted on 11/01/2010 8:12:03 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Servant of the Cross

LOVE the photo comparison. HA!


18 posted on 11/01/2010 8:12:08 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: fabrizio

The best possible outcome for tonight’s World Series game, is for the Giants to win. A WS win tonight will have all of the SF Bay Area partying late into the night, and the looney left will not wake up in time to go vote tomorrow.


19 posted on 11/01/2010 8:13:12 AM PDT by rivercat (Typed on my OSX-free MBP! Windows 7 FTW!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

so it’s not that Obama throws like a girl....he throws like a freakin’ beauty queen!


20 posted on 11/01/2010 8:13:50 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (Remember in November.)
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To: Hodar

If you’ve ever been to a “speed pitch” booth, IMHO you’ll find that you think a 55 mph fastball is respectable.


21 posted on 11/01/2010 8:15:19 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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To: Hodar
"There is no shame in a 70-80 mph ball, thrown accurately."

That's right, Jamie Moyer has made a great career out of those...

22 posted on 11/01/2010 8:15:57 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: chicken head

LOL!.......that or he just peed his pants...


23 posted on 11/01/2010 8:16:27 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: rivercat
I hope SF does win give Righetti a WS win for the first time in his life.
24 posted on 11/01/2010 8:18:13 AM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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To: Hodar

These are lobs at about 40mph. No need to try to power it. Just throw the dang thing, and make it look decent.


25 posted on 11/01/2010 8:19:53 AM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: coaltrain

Oh ewwwww!


26 posted on 11/01/2010 8:21:32 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Let's get Physical)
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To: fabrizio

Home Viewing Bookmark.


27 posted on 11/01/2010 8:21:59 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: alieno nomine

Thanks for the video. Two of the most decent men in America!


28 posted on 11/01/2010 8:22:33 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: alieno nomine
Oh, that's a better video (albeit a bit shaky at times!) than the network video. Thanks for posting the link.

I love that you can hear the crowd chanting USA! USA!! after he threw the pitch.

Oh, how I miss having a President who loves America!

29 posted on 11/01/2010 8:24:42 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: fabrizio

Love this video. Crowds cheering the Presidents Bush, chanting USA, USA. Love how President Bush makes no big deal out if it - just pitches the ball in.


30 posted on 11/01/2010 8:29:57 AM PDT by Roses0508
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Oh, how I miss having a President who loves America! Oh, how I miss an America that loves the President!
31 posted on 11/01/2010 8:31:21 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
“If you’ve ever been to a “speed pitch” booth, IMHO you’ll find that you think a 55 mph fastball is respectable.”

Exactly right. I doubt that very many people here could throw a baseball 75 mph. Try it sometime. The experience might make you appreciate those 85 mph MLB “change-ups.”

32 posted on 11/01/2010 8:34:00 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: isthisnickcool

Did that mean something?


33 posted on 11/01/2010 8:35:47 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: hoosiermama

LOL..thanks for the ping. Sending it out to my email list today...LOL!!


34 posted on 11/01/2010 8:37:24 AM PDT by penelopesire ('Obama's Wars' are with our own military..Bush's Wars were with our enemies!)
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To: madison10
Is President Bush throwing a knuckle ball?

From the positioning of his fingers, no way is it a knuckle ball. Looks more to me like a curve ball.

35 posted on 11/01/2010 8:37:40 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (The mighty zero, obama,does not warrant the respect necessary for his name to be capitalized.)
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To: hoosiermama

it was ‘appropriated’ ... not my original.


36 posted on 11/01/2010 8:40:12 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

BUMP for American conservative man’s man vs. the limp-wristed liberal girly man


37 posted on 11/01/2010 8:40:21 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Real Cynic No More

Thanks, I noticed the spacing of his fingers, but don’t know much about pitching.


38 posted on 11/01/2010 8:40:28 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Servant of the Cross

Never been to a speed booth, so I ‘ll blindly accept your statement. Honestly, I’d probly be amongst the slowest pitches you’ve seen. I’m just a silly engineer.

My view is that if I were ever called to toss a ball - I sure as heck wouldn’t humiliate myself the way Jughead did. I’d go to baseball field in the evening, when no one was there, and thow the ball a couple times with a friend, to just get the feel of it. I might not be a speed demon; but it wouldn’t look like a slow-pitch toss.


39 posted on 11/01/2010 8:43:19 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Hodar
Nolan Ryan threw out the first pitch for Game 3... believe it was clocked in the 67-68 mph range... and he threw it from the mound.

Very respectable velocity.

If he was in playing shape/form these days, I'm sure could still hit the mid- to high-80s.

40 posted on 11/01/2010 8:43:45 AM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: ohioWfan

I posted the better video on my facebook page, and made the comment that seeing those two guys was the only good thing that happened to sports lovers in Dallas yesterday.

They are both way cool.

Obama just thinks he’s cool.


41 posted on 11/01/2010 8:51:45 AM PDT by altura
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To: alieno nomine

While you are there also watch the clip on the visit to Yankee Stadium right after 9-11. It will make your heart swell with pride.


42 posted on 11/01/2010 8:52:10 AM PDT by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: chicken head

I didn’t know that Captain Orange was a teabagger!


43 posted on 11/01/2010 8:57:28 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Real Cynic No More

Looks closer to a 2-seam speeder


44 posted on 11/01/2010 8:58:55 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: alieno nomine

You’re right this was a great video, showed the ball going right over the plate. Thanks!


45 posted on 11/01/2010 8:59:43 AM PDT by caww
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Mrs. Bush was there in the stands taking photos of her husband and son - it was so sweet.

I totally agree. Thought that was a very "family" thing to do.

46 posted on 11/01/2010 9:09:23 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: riverdawg
"Exactly right. I doubt that very many people here could throw a baseball 75 mph. Try it sometime. The experience might make you appreciate those 85 mph MLB “change-ups.”"

Very true. Years ago, when Warren Moon was quarterback at the University of Washington, I happened to be in the student athletic center when Moon was doing an off-season passing workout. It was the first time I'd been right next to a college QB as he was throwing the ball, and it was humbling to see he could throw the football faster than I could throw a baseball. He'd throw it and - zoom - the ball was 30 yards downfield in a split-second.
47 posted on 11/01/2010 9:10:58 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: fabrizio; 1Peter2:16; 2Trievers; 4integrity; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; ...

Even better video of ‘the pitch’ by Pres. Bush
with his dear Dad yesterday. Listen to the
crowds .. just thrilling! . sniff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cild5KhRr2M

Thank you, fabrizio!


48 posted on 11/01/2010 9:23:19 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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49 posted on 11/01/2010 9:30:29 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Priceless! LOL!


50 posted on 11/01/2010 9:43:01 AM PDT by sneakers
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