Nolan Ryan threw seven no-hitters in his career, struck out more batters than any pitcher in history, and was an eight-time All-Star. But the best highlight of his career didn’t have to do with pitching. Nope, the Ryan Express’ greatest moment as a pro was beating the crap out of Robin Ventura after the third baseman charged the mound.
The Rangers apparently play that video clip prior to home games to get the fans pumped. Rangers president Nolan Ryan says they probably won’t play the clip when the White Sox are visiting, now that Ventura is the team’s manager.
“Well, I think out of fairness to Robin and out of respect to him, I think we probably shouldn’t show that when he’s in town,” Ryan said on 103.3 FM in Dallas.
Well that’s a darn shame. Is it Ryan’s fault that Ventura decided to make a late charge to the mound? If you’re going to charge and get your head pounded, you better be prepared to face the embarrassment the rest of your life.
The Rangers respectfully may not show the video clip when the Sox are in town, but that doesn’t mean we won’t. Cue the awesomeness: