» August 12, 1997:
The Texas Rangers showed off for former president George Bush by routing the Boston Red Sox for the second consecutive game, 12-2, scoring 10 runs in the first four innings. Bush—whose son, Texas Gov. George W. Bush, owns the Rangers—sits next to the team's dugout with acting Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci and a group of Secret Service agents.
» May 1, 1999:
Tom Schieffer resigns as the President of the Rangers in order to spend more time developing real estate around the Ballpark in Arlington. Schieffer also says he may help Texas Gov. George W. Bush run for the White House.
» April 7, 2000: 41,583 fans, including George W. Bush, are on hand for the opener at brand-new Enron Field. Enron president Kenneth Lay throws out the first ball. Led by Randy Wolf's seven strong innings, the Phillies top the Astros, 4–1. Octavio Dotel gives up two runs before leaving in the 7th with the loss. Scott Rolen and Ron Gant homer for the Phillies, while Richard Hidalgo goes deep for the Astors.
» January 18, 2001: President-elect George W. Bush, in an interview with the AP, says he is worried about baseball's labor contract, which expires on October 31. "I was around when the last strike occurred and it hurt the game.'' Bush, once managing partner of the Texas Rangers left the job to run for governor in 1994. The team was sold in 1998. "I can just say loud and clear, I hope there's not a strike. But it's going to be up to the participants. . . . They shouldn't be looking to me. They need to get this settled themselves.'' He suggests, "Get rid of arbitration if possible and have, maybe, free agency occur at an earlier time, and if there's three shortstops and two bidders the price goes down, and vice versa, it goes up."
» April 6, 2001:
A crowd of 42,024, including President George W. Bush, is on hand for the first game ever played in Milwaukee's Miller Park. After Bush tosses out the first ball, the Brewers come from behind on Richie Sexson's 2-run home run in the 8th to defeat the Reds, 5-4. Reliever David Weathers takes the win.