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22 Years Ago Today, Nolan Ryan Beat The Shit Out Of Robin Ventura

You charge the mound because you’re furious. Because you want to hurt someone. You know you’ll be ejected, fined, suspended, but it’s all worth it for brief taste of revenge. You never do it thinking that it all might go horribly wrong, and you might wind up on the receiving end of one of the most iconic beatdowns in… »8/04/15 1:26pm8/04/15 1:26pm

Which Baseball Fight Moment Would You Commission As A Work Of Art?

Our pal Shawn visited the National Sports Collectors Convention this weekend and wrote up some of his strangest findings over at Hall of Very Good. One item, however, caught our eye: this oil painting by Justyn Farano of the famous Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura brawl that took place 22 years ago. We’d hang this in our… »8/03/15 1:30pm8/03/15 1:30pm

A Quick Look At Perfect Games Vs. No-Hitters Throughout MLB History

On Wednesday Clayton Kershaw threw the 283rd no-hitter in baseball history. What separated Kershaw's no-hitter from becoming a perfect game was a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the seventh inning that allowed the only Rockie player all night to reach first. The chart above, which comes from Redditor… »6/20/14 3:15pm6/20/14 3:15pm

Anibal Sanchez's 17-K Game Trumped Even Randy Johnson's 1992 "Hammer From Hell" Game

If we can indulge in a brief moment of Welcome Back, Baseball — still early enough in the season, right? — it’s a joy to watch a sport that puts the ball in the hands of the defense. Virtually any other sport you care to name turns a defensive player into an offensive player as soon as he takes possession of the… »4/27/13 3:43pm4/27/13 3:43pm

Nolan Ryan Says Josh Hamilton Should Have Waited Until The Offseason To Quit Chewing Tobacco

Josh Hamilton had a gangbusters first two months of the season, and then, suddenly, fell off a cliff. His past drug and alcohol problems, combined with some cryptic statements about "disobedience to God," put everyone on high alert. But in August, he revealed that he was struggling with a demon less illicit, if no… »10/10/12 10:40am10/10/12 10:40am

Nolan Ryan And Robin Ventura Exchanged Pleasantries Yesterday

For the first time since participating in the glorified noogie seen 'round the world, Nolan Ryan and newly-minted White Sox manager Robin Ventura met up with each other prior to the Rangers home opener against Chicago. Ryan, the face of the Rangers franchise, and Ventura have somehow never crossed paths in the almost… »4/07/12 4:15pm4/07/12 4:15pm

Dubstep Nolan Ryan Wants To Look At That "Tremendous Wiener"

After public outcry and questioning regarding the Texas Rangers' plan to sell a $26 hot dog this season, team owner/president Nolan Ryan took to the Galloway & Company program on KESN-FM 103.3 in Dallas to profess his own curiosity about the behemoth frankfurter. He spoke about it in such a particular manner that… »3/24/12 4:17pm3/24/12 4:17pm

Since Robin Ventura's Back In Baseball, The Rangers Will Stop Showing That Video Of Nolan Ryan Beating Him Up

Last year, Texas showed the famous 1993 brawl between the Rangers and White Sox before every single game. Maybe you think it's weird for a team to air highlights of their president and CEO, but then again your team's president and CEO has probably never pummeled a man. (Unless you're a Marlins fan, in which case… »3/09/12 9:45am3/09/12 9:45am