George W. Bush coming back to OSU to throw first pitch

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As a result of his longtime friendship with Oklahoma State donor Cecil O’Brate, the 73-year-old Bush is said by multiple sources to have agreed to throw the ceremonial first pitch before the start of the TCU-OSU baseball game — the first game played at the Cowboys’ new ballpark.

Built at a cost of about $60 million, the stadium project was driven by O’Brate’s signature donation of $35 million. O’Brate’s involvement in the project is rooted in a 2016 trip to Omaha, Nebraska, where he was a guest of OSU athletic director Mike Holder at the College World Series.
 

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Hi folks, please remember this is the sport forum. We have a place to talk politics. They are not the same place.
Thank you
 
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That's awesome. I couldn't think of a better way to open the new stadium. He's getting up there in age, but I bet he'll still deliver a decent pitch. I'll never forget this moment:
 

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That's awesome. I couldn't think of a better way to open the new stadium. He's getting up there in age, but I bet he'll still deliver a decent pitch. I'll never forget this moment:
while obviously he is a good choice, but he is also a baseball guy with a history with the Rangers, so I like that.
 

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Big plus for Holder.

W's dad, the first George Bush president, played first base in the first college world series ever. He was no stranger to baseball. When he threw out the first pitch somewhere it was high and outside so his response was "he caught it before it broke". I thought it was pretty clever.
 

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That's awesome. I couldn't think of a better way to open the new stadium. He's getting up there in age, but I bet he'll still deliver a decent pitch. I'll never forget this moment:
Best first pitch in history. Especially, after Jeter had just told him to throw from the mound, "And don't bounce it"!
 
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Too bad first game is over spring break. That will lower the student section crowd.
Had not realized that.

Everyone wants the stadium to open as soon as possible, but that is not the smartest scheduling choice.

Me? I would have waited two days for the mid-week game against Wichita State. Bring back Ward and Stephenson as honorary coaches since they represent such a great rivalry that defined APR for a long time