The Texas Rangers are again within the World Sequence for the primary time since shedding the Fall Traditional in 2011 towards the St. Louis Cardinals, as they may even host Sport 1 of their newly constructed stadium, Globe Life Subject.
Although Globe Life Subject hosted the 2020 World Sequence through the Covid-shortened season, the Rangers weren’t taking part in for the trophy on that event. Nonetheless, they picked a considerably controversial determine to throw the ceremonial first pitch to start out this 12 months’s World Sequence.
George W. Bush shall be throwing the primary pitch
In response to Rangers analyst Jared Sandler, former President George W. Bush shall be throwing the primary pitch earlier than Sport 1, with Texas’ legend and Corridor of Famer Ivn ‘Pudge’ Rodrguez behind the plate to catch it.
Bush entered World Sequence lore after throwing the primary pitch within the 2001 Fall Traditional, thought-about an iconic second in MLB historical past for being shortly after the 9/11 assaults.
Bush, a controversial determine
Bush owned the Texas Rangers from 1989 to 1994, as he left the workforce after being elected Governor of Texas in 1994, promoting his stake within the workforce in 1998. He would later turn out to be US President in 2001, being a controversial and unpopular determine throughout and after his administration.
The Rangers additionally introduced Dominican legend Adrin Beltr to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Sport 2 alongside Corridor of Famer pitcher Ferguson Jenkins.