Skip to comments.Rangers won't show Ventura pummeling before White Sox games
Posted on 11/03/2011 12:50:19 PM PDT by ReformationFan
Ever since his Texas Rangers collapsed over the final two games of the World Series last week, Nolan Ryan says he hasn't watched the disappointing replay of David Freese's(notes) triple sailing over Nelson Cruz's(notes) head in the ninth inning of Game 6. He doesn't plan to, either. But while Ryan concedes he may accidentally see the replay while watching something else, everyone's favorite fireballer says he's going to make dang sure that another highlight won't be played when the Chicago White Sox come to opening day at Rangers Ballpark next April. That, of course, would be the clip of Ryan pummeling new White Sox manager Robin Ventura back during a game in 1993. Chuck Morgan, the team's vice president of ballpark entertainment, has made the highlight a pregame mainstay to get the crowd fired up, but Ryan recently told radio host Randy Galloway that the reel will likely get a courtesy edit before Ventura's arrival. From ESPN Dallas (audio): Nolan: Chuck has a pretty good history of showing that [Ventura highlight] on the screen before the game starts, but I don't think he'll be able to do that opening day in 2012. Galloway: With Robin Ventura coming in [on opening day], he probably wouldn't have taken the job if he knew he was going to open in Arlington. Will you tell Chuck not to play that? Nolan: 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. So it looks like the reel will get, as Rob Neyer is fond of typing, a "."
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What a load, Ventura would have accepted the White Sox manager’s job NO MATTER where they open next year. He could care less about such juvenile crap. Especially since the White Sox fans practically invented taunting the opposition.
It was catchable. No doubt.
Didn’t he break stride even before the warning track?
Yeah I have watched Nelson Cruz going for the ball that ended up being a triple. It looked to me like Cruz was “too” aware that wall was coming up. Natural response, but he could have made that catch.
Worst thing about the Cruz non-catch was the fact the outfielders were playing deep to take away extra bases.
Jim Rome used to call Ventura “speedbag.” I wonder if he’ll bring that back.
Darn, I was hoping Ryan and Ventura would do an oldtimers reenactment before the game
But just wait until the Rangers beat the Sox and Ventura has left the building. THEN SHOW IT!!!!! :-)
Don’t get in a fist fight with a guy who throws hundred mile an hour fastballs.
Even if you are a power batter, so many of them will hit you before you even move it will be over before it starts.
Great idea! :)
It’s like some little punk kid trying to take on John Wayne.
It seemed that Cruz was reluctant to go all the way back to the wall - but, also, the ball appeared to tail away from him at the end. It was catch-able, sure, but no certainty.
Watching Ryan just wait, set and pummel is priceless. Boys got no bidness messin’ with men.
How much less could he care?
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