Skip to content

First pitches in Texas: Nolan Ryan for Game 3, George H.W. and George W. Bush for Game 4

Oct 29, 2010, 3:18 PM EDT

ryan-nolan-101018

With the World Series now shifting to Texas the Rangers will have Hall of Famer and team president Nolan Ryan throw out the ceremonial first pitch for Game 3 tomorrow.

After watching Ryan show off some impressive velocity and movement on his first pitch prior to Game 1 of the ALCS earlier this month I’m really hoping someone at the ballpark hooks up the Pitch-F/X machine to get an accurate reading on the 62-year-old’s stuff this time around.

Game 4 will feature former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush throwing out the ceremonial first pitches Sunday night. George W. was one of the Rangers’ owners from 1989-1998.

  1. Jonny 5 - Oct 29, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    EVERY ceremonial first pitch should be thrown by Nolan Ryan. It was the nastiest ceremonial first pitch EVER. I was thinking he could have come out in the 8 th inning last night to quiet things down, but I guess he wasn’t dressed for that….

  2. JBerardi - Oct 29, 2010 at 4:20 PM

    Dubya’s pitch will be a massive boondogle that will nearly destroy the Texas Rangers organization. Texas fans will then attribute this to Barack Obama’s socialist agenda.

    • merkleboner - Oct 29, 2010 at 4:33 PM

      • JBerardi - Oct 29, 2010 at 5:04 PM

        Yeah, my comment had less to do with Obama/Bush’s literal ability to throw a baseball, and more to do with the massive competency gap that exists between them (and of course the stubborn refusal of a small segment of the population to acknowledge that gap).

      • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Oct 29, 2010 at 5:51 PM

        Umurikah

      • merkleboner - Oct 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM

        My bad president can beat up your bad president.

        Oh and he can throw a baseball better too.

    • Old Gator - Oct 29, 2010 at 11:25 PM

      Will this be the first time a first pitch in a World Series game is thrown out by a war criminal and mass murderer? I’ve checked back and can’t find any record of Lyndon Johnson or Richard Nixon throwing one out, though I assume they must have. Mass murderers love a spotlight, though usually they just write incoherent letters to newspaper columnists.

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Oct 29, 2010 at 5:58 PM

    Aaron, was the last Nolan pitch clocked somewhere?

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Why is Wren out and Gonzalez is not?
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. R. Castillo (2653)
  2. J. Heyward (2091)
  3. J. Hamilton (2072)
  4. M. Trout (1963)
  5. D. Ortiz (1900)
  1. J. Ellsbury (1878)
  2. D. Jeter (1872)
  3. S. Pearce (1867)
  4. C. Kershaw (1838)
  5. A. Pagan (1766)