Hal Dyer, a former pitching coach for two MLB teams, says Dubyas pitching mechanics were pretty good and he extended his arm well when he threw out the first pitch before the Washington Nationals April 14th game.
He figures the former owner of the Texas Rangers had the advantage of watching former players throw firsthand so he has an idea of how to throw.
Still, Dyer says Bush didnt lift his leg high enough, which caused the ball to sail high, but he believes Bush was just trying to avoid throwing the ball in the dirt something George Sr. used to do while he was president.
Dyer says Bush also deserves a lot of credit for muscling up and throwing from the mound instead of halfway in between the plate and rubber, which the elder Bush was known for.
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