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Throwing It Back To President George W. Bush Throwing Out The First Pitch in Game 3 of the 2001 World Series

I don’t care if you didn’t support his policies. I don’t care if you didn’t support how he handled the Iraq War. I don’t care if you didn’t vote for him. When President George W. Bush stepped on the mound at Yankee Stadium on October 30, 2001 and delivered that first pitch strike it was one of the more American moments we’ve collectively experienced as a whole ever. The entire Yankee Stadium was chanting U-S-A as Bush showed we wouldn’t back down to the terrorists. If you watch that video above and don’t get goose bumps then I don’t know what to tell you.

The whole interaction with Jeter beforehand where he told Bush he better stand on the rubber and not bounce it will always live with me. Could you imagine if Bush bounces that pitch or sails it high? Our country might be run by Islam by now. I’m convinced that first pitch changed the course of time forever. There is an alternate reality where Bush bounces that pitch and none of us are here right now. He called that moment the most nervous part of his entire presidency and I don’t blame him. You may not have liked George W. Bush the President, but George W. Bush the man was one cool cat.

If you haven’t read Large’s 9/11 personal account I strongly advise you doing that next by clicking here.

They didn’t win the World Series that year, but the Yankees Game 4 and Game 5 comebacks were stuff out of a fucking fairy tale.