The Bush Family Loves Their Lone Star Baseball

The Bush FamilyEarlier this week, former President George W. Bush found himself between a foul ball and Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski. In this widely viewed event, the former President, former first lady Laura Bush, Rangers owner Nolan Ryan and wife Ruth Ryan found themselves taking cover from a ball that landed in the first row at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. 

After the game, the Chicago backstop explained what he was thinking during the play.

“I told him just ‘cause he was the president doesn't mean I wouldn't jump on top of him. He and his wife got a good chuckle out of it. It was a light moment in an otherwise quick game,” said Pierzynski.

Whether it is a May game vs. the White Sox or during the Rangers American League Championship season of 2010, Bush 43 is a mainstay at the Dallas/Fort Worth baseball facility.

Interestingly, the very same can be said for South Texas resident, former President George H.W. Bush.  President number 41 has been a constant at Houston Astros games since leaving office in 1993.

Bush 41's love for his hometown team was on display recently when he taped a message recommending that fans actively vote for Astros players during balloting for this season's MLB All-Star Game in Arizona.

For politicians who reside in such a football crazy state, the two most recent Presidents from the Grand Old Party appear to have a whole lot of passion for the Grand Old Game.