Texas Rangers fans give Bush a rousing ovation as he throws out first pitch.

When then-President Bush delivered the first pitch at the Washington Nationals home opener last year, he was met with a resounding chorus of boos. However, today a crowd of 40,000 Texas Rangers fans cheered wildly when the stadium’s public address announcer bellowed, “[W]elcome home the 43rd president.” Bush — a former partial owner of the team — then took the mound and received a standing ovation as he threw out the first pitch. “He threw a strike!” the announcer declared. Watch it:

Perhaps this in an indication of why Bush — one the most unpopular presidents of all time — chose to spend his post-presidency life in Dallas.