Connected by rally towels

Bushes2_2In the primo seats at Minute Maid Park sit two First Ladies — Barbara Bush, wife of former President George H.W. Bush, and Carol Garner, wife of Houston Astros manager Phil Garner.

Mrs. Bush sits next to her husband in the Diamond Club area directly behind home plate, while Mrs. Garner sits to the left of the Astros dugout. Two sections and 20 rows of seats separate the two, but they are more than aware of one another’s presence before Game 4 of the NLCS on Sunday afternoon.

As the Astros took the field prior to Game 4, fans stood and waved their rally towels to the tune of "Lose Yourself" by Eminem. Through the sea of rally towels, Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Garner found each other. Mrs. Bush waved and gave her towel a shake, and Mrs. Garner returned the gesture with a shake, shake, shake of her own.

You’ve got to hand it to the 81-year-old ex-Prez … every time an exciting play occurred, he waved his rally towel with as much vigor as the younger fans in the stands. He also smooched his wife for the second consecutive day when the cameras caught the former first couple on "Kiss Cam." — Alyson Footer /

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Mr. President, maybe Phil Garner will let you take some infield at first base before the next game (World Series) at Minute Maid, at your old spot, first base! Glad to see you & Barbara enjoying yourselves.

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