The two Presidents Bush, father and son, took the field for the first pitch of Game 4 of the World Series this evening. Nolan Ryan met them on the infield and took the first pitch from W.
What a moving study in dignity and class. What a great example.
Miss me yet? I miss them both.
President Bush the elder turned 86 this past June, and he’s showing his age. He jumped out of a plane to celebrate his eighty-fifth birthday. After he landed, Bush told the press, “You feel exhilarated. You get charged up and excited. That’s not easy to do at 85.”
What he did tonight wasn’t easy to do at 86. He’s looking to jump out of a plane again at age 90. “Get out and do something,” he commented after his eighty-fifth birthday jump. “Get out and enjoy life.”
President Bush the younger capably discharged the duty of the ceremonial first pitch. He hasn’t lost anything off his fastball.
God bless America.
Via Instapundit/Gateway Pundit.
JOHN adds: God, I miss the man. I disagreed with him on a number of issues–Medicare drugs, spending in general, immigration–but no one ever doubted where his loyalties lay or what country he thought he was President of. I will never forget the evening in October 2001, shortly after the September 11 attacks, when President Bush walked onto the field at Yankee Stadium to throw out the first pitch in the World Series, wearing a bulletproof vest because no one knew what to expect, and threw a perfect strike. We have had many highlights since we got involved in politics, but, likewise, I will never forget the Republican convention in 2004 when President Bush’s appearance was preceded by a video that ended with a catcher’s eye view of that pitch coming down the heart of the plate. Bush entered Madison Square Garden, moments after, to thunderous applause. It’s good to see that he still throws a baseball like a man, which is how he governed.