‘Ryan, Bush a hit with Rangers franchise’, screamed the headline, October 25, 2011. That was before the Texas Rangers were one strike away from winning the World Series – twice. But a bad omen reared its ugly head and they lost. The Fox Sports love fest with Bush in game 3 and 4 would have bad portent for the Rangers. We saw more of Bush than Josh Hamilton. And that may have been their undoing.
Call it the George Bush Curse, likely to last at least as long as the Curse of the Bambino or the Curse of the Billy Goat - unless Ryan takes action.
Of the Texas Rangers Baseball team, it said, “This is the franchise that George W. Bush saved, and that Nolan Ryan subsequently rescued.” http://www.foxsportssouthwest.com/10/25/11/Ryan-Bush-a-hit-with-Rangers-franchise/landing_rangers.html?blockID=589156&feedID=4519
If something is already saved why does it need to rescued, again. Because it was saved by George W. Bush and most Americans understand the mess he can leave behind.
“After Bush gave up his interest in baseball to turn to politics, being elected governor of Texas before his two-term Presidency, and after Ryan retired following the 1993 season, the Rangers franchise slipped back into the abyss.”
The Nolan Ryan part aside the same could be said for all America. Ryan would do well not to tempt fate. If the Texas Rangers make it to the World Series next year he should buy George Bush a ticket to Europe.
But Bush will have to careful over there because some countries consider him a War Criminal and may be willing to arrest him http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/report/canada-urged-arrest-and-prosecute-george-w-bush-2011-10-12, a status held by no other U.S. President, ever. Makes one wonder why the Rangers would showcase such a loser.
“Bush’s tenure leading the Rangers was his first sustained role as a prominent public figure…although the Rangers did not reach the postseason until he was no longer actively involved with the team” http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/14/sports/baseball/14bush.html
If the Rangers want win a World Series, maybe he shouldn’t be passively involved either.