I don’t give two shits about what political party you support, because if you’re a fucking American, one of the best moments ever witnessed was George W. Bush’s first pitch prior to Game 3 of the 2001 World Series between the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks.
It was his personal, “fuck you” towards Al-Qaeda, just six weeks after the horrific attacks on the Twin Towers on 9/11.
To help remember how badass Dubya was on the mound that night, ESPN is telling his story through their popular 30 for 30 series, releasing a 25-minute short documentary entitled, “First Pitch,” which goes behind-the-scenes of Bush’s shining athletic moment as the 43rd President of the United States.
Set to debut on ESPN next Friday, September 11—the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks—the film includes interviews with prominent figures like former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and former members of the Yanks, Joe Torre and Derek Jeter.
At a screening held in Dallas this past weekend for the film, Bush said about the advice he got from Jeter before marching out to the mound, via The Dallas Morning News:
“I was nervous, really nervous,” Bush said. “[The director] didn’t put the part in there where I said the ball felt like a shot put.”
Dubya didn’t seem too nervous, seeing as how he fired a fucking strike down main street that would even make former Yanks closer Mariano Rivera proud.
So wear a red, white and blue tank, get a case of Bud heavy and be prepared for some goosebumps while watching this 30 for 30 Short next week.
America, fuck yeah!