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(ESPN)   27 years ago today, Robin Ventura looked up and said "Yeah. I can take that guy"   (espn.com) divider line
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2020-08-04 11:43:14 AM  
One of my favorite sports moments
 
2020-08-04 12:31:08 PM  

ElvisThroop: One of my favorite sports moments


Also that year: Canseco lets a home run bounce off his gigantic head! What a fun year.
 
2020-08-04 1:03:18 PM  
Greatest baseball fight ever.
 
2020-08-04 1:04:11 PM  
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2020-08-04 1:07:54 PM  
"but there's nothing like a good ol' baseball brawl."

swing and a miss.... "basebrawl"
 
2020-08-04 1:16:56 PM  
Baseball could have made big money promoting a cage fight between Nolan Ryan and Rick Dempsey - my money would be on Dempsey.
 
2020-08-04 1:20:40 PM  
I watched that game live (on TV).  Still hate Nolan Ryan.
 
2020-08-04 1:27:02 PM  

shroom: I watched that game live (on TV).  Still hate Nolan Ryan.


He hates you too.
 
2020-08-04 1:30:36 PM  
Ventura when he got to the mound.

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2020-08-04 1:33:36 PM  
"You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

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2020-08-04 1:35:04 PM  
Ryan handed Ventura his @$$ on a silver platter! XD
 
2020-08-04 2:05:45 PM  

snowybunting: "You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

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Captain Steroid: Ryan handed Ventura his @$$ on a silver platter! XD


You, know, baseball is supposed to have standards.  You're not supposed to put a guy in a choke hold and punch him in the head.  Nolan Ryan is the personification of Texans and why they're assholes.
 
2020-08-04 2:10:34 PM  
I'd always assumed that Nolan Ryan had a significant height and weight advantage on Robin Ventura that allowed him to immediately get the upper hand in that scrap. But after looking it up they were almost exactly the same. So I guess Robin Ventura was just exceptionally bad at that whole "charging the mound" thing.
 
2020-08-04 2:13:13 PM  

Cagey B: I'd always assumed that Nolan Ryan had a significant height and weight advantage on Robin Ventura that allowed him to immediately get the upper hand in that scrap. But after looking it up they were almost exactly the same. So I guess Robin Ventura was just exceptionally bad at that whole "charging the mound" thing.


Nolan had two advantages: the height of the mound and surprising old-man strength. Plus time to see him charging. Three! Three advantages!

Right, I'll come in again.
 
2020-08-04 2:22:05 PM  
This is the look of a man who knows that he will never have his name mentioned in the same breath as Ryan. Not for fighting, not for pitching and not for his record with teams that cheated to win a world series.

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2020-08-04 2:32:55 PM  

shroom: snowybunting: "You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

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Captain Steroid: Ryan handed Ventura his @$$ on a silver platter! XD

You, know, baseball is supposed to have standards.  You're not supposed to put a guy in a choke hold and punch him in the head.  Nolan Ryan is the personification of Texans and why they're assholes.


There are even unwritten rules to fighting? C'mon. fark all of that. It's why the sport is dying.
 
2020-08-04 2:43:29 PM  

morg: shroom: snowybunting: "You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

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Captain Steroid: Ryan handed Ventura his @$$ on a silver platter! XD

You, know, baseball is supposed to have standards.  You're not supposed to put a guy in a choke hold and punch him in the head.  Nolan Ryan is the personification of Texans and why they're assholes.

There are even unwritten rules to fighting? C'mon. fark all of that. It's why the sport is dying.


OR: Handle your business like this guy--
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2020-08-04 2:48:30 PM  

Combustion: OR: Handle your business like this guy--


Izzy Alcántara, IIRC.
 
2020-08-04 3:01:51 PM  

shroom: snowybunting: "You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

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Captain Steroid: Ryan handed Ventura his @$$ on a silver platter! XD

You, know, baseball is supposed to have standards.  You're not supposed to put a guy in a choke hold and punch him in the head.  Nolan Ryan is the personification of Texans and why they're assholes.


Well, I gotta say if you can get an attacker into a headlock and give him a couple of pops to the puss, you're going to put some hesitation into the minds of other would-be attackers. Especially if they are not suited for fighting, much like Ventura here.
 
2020-08-04 3:03:46 PM  

shroom: snowybunting: "You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

[Fark user image 425x326]

Captain Steroid: Ryan handed Ventura his @$$ on a silver platter! XD

You, know, baseball is supposed to have standards.  You're not supposed to put a guy in a choke hold and punch him in the head.  Nolan Ryan is the personification of Texans and why they're assholes.


Yeah, it should have been like all baseball fights, a bunch of guys chest puffing and waving fingers.
 
2020-08-04 3:06:52 PM  
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2020-08-04 3:30:39 PM  

Combustion: morg: shroom: snowybunting: "You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

[Fark user image 425x326]

Captain Steroid: Ryan handed Ventura his @$$ on a silver platter! XD

You, know, baseball is supposed to have standards.  You're not supposed to put a guy in a choke hold and punch him in the head.  Nolan Ryan is the personification of Texans and why they're assholes.

There are even unwritten rules to fighting? C'mon. fark all of that. It's why the sport is dying.

OR: Handle your business like this guy--
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Or like this

Detroit Tigers Broadcaster Rod Allen Chasing Asian Pitcher
Youtube 4CWE-8w79fU
 
2020-08-04 3:31:21 PM  

Flappyhead: shroom: snowybunting: "You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

[Fark user image 425x326]

Captain Steroid: Ryan handed Ventura his @$$ on a silver platter! XD

You, know, baseball is supposed to have standards.  You're not supposed to put a guy in a choke hold and punch him in the head.  Nolan Ryan is the personification of Texans and why they're assholes.

Yeah, it should have been like all baseball fights, a bunch of guys chest puffing and waving fingers.


I know you're trying to be funny, but you're not wrong. Baseball "fights" are supposed to be for show, without a lot of actual contact.  If you want real blood and broken teeth, you should watch hockey.
 
2020-08-04 3:37:05 PM  

shroom: snowybunting: "You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

[Fark user image 425x326]

Captain Steroid: Ryan handed Ventura his @$$ on a silver platter! XD

You, know, baseball is supposed to have standards.  You're not supposed to put a guy in a choke hold and punch him in the head.  Nolan Ryan is the personification of Texans and why they're assholes.


Hey Carmelo, thanks for stopping by.
 
2020-08-04 3:43:29 PM  

thesharkman: Combustion: morg: shroom: snowybunting: "You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

[Fark user image 425x326]

Captain Steroid: Ryan handed Ventura his @$$ on a silver platter! XD

You, know, baseball is supposed to have standards.  You're not supposed to put a guy in a choke hold and punch him in the head.  Nolan Ryan is the personification of Texans and why they're assholes.

There are even unwritten rules to fighting? C'mon. fark all of that. It's why the sport is dying.

OR: Handle your business like this guy--
[Fark user image 240x178] [View Full Size image _x_]

Or like this

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/4CWE-8w7​9fU]


Mario is still scared.
 
2020-08-04 4:00:27 PM  

shroom: Flappyhead: shroom: snowybunting: "You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

[Fark user image 425x326]

Captain Steroid: Ryan handed Ventura his @$$ on a silver platter! XD

You, know, baseball is supposed to have standards.  You're not supposed to put a guy in a choke hold and punch him in the head.  Nolan Ryan is the personification of Texans and why they're assholes.

Yeah, it should have been like all baseball fights, a bunch of guys chest puffing and waving fingers.

I know you're trying to be funny, but you're not wrong. Baseball "fights" are supposed to be for show, without a lot of actual contact.  If you want real blood and broken teeth, you should watch hockey.


Except you don't get those from the fights. That's just normal gameplay.
 
2020-08-04 4:34:18 PM  

Rip_Rufus: Cagey B: I'd always assumed that Nolan Ryan had a significant height and weight advantage on Robin Ventura that allowed him to immediately get the upper hand in that scrap. But after looking it up they were almost exactly the same. So I guess Robin Ventura was just exceptionally bad at that whole "charging the mound" thing.

Nolan had two advantages: the height of the mound and surprising old-man strength. Plus time to see him charging. Three! Three advantages!

Right, I'll come in again.


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Someone with skills needs to photoshop Ryan into this
 
2020-08-04 4:34:52 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: shroom: Flappyhead: shroom: snowybunting: "You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

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Captain Steroid: Ryan handed Ventura his @$$ on a silver platter! XD

You, know, baseball is supposed to have standards.  You're not supposed to put a guy in a choke hold and punch him in the head.  Nolan Ryan is the personification of Texans and why they're assholes.

Yeah, it should have been like all baseball fights, a bunch of guys chest puffing and waving fingers.

I know you're trying to be funny, but you're not wrong. Baseball "fights" are supposed to be for show, without a lot of actual contact.  If you want real blood and broken teeth, you should watch hockey.

Except you don't get those from the fights. That's just normal gameplay.


Mitch Callahan agrees.  I would of posted a picture, but upon further review decided I want to keep my streak of not being banned for a post intact. You can do a GIS, but not while you're eating.
 
2020-08-04 4:38:36 PM  

Rip_Rufus: Cagey B: I'd always assumed that Nolan Ryan had a significant height and weight advantage on Robin Ventura that allowed him to immediately get the upper hand in that scrap. But after looking it up they were almost exactly the same. So I guess Robin Ventura was just exceptionally bad at that whole "charging the mound" thing.

Nolan had two advantages: the height of the mound and surprising old-man strength. Plus time to see him charging. Three! Three advantages!

Right, I'll come in again.


Nolan did step off the mound, but you could clearly see he had a plan for what to do and Ventura got there and couldn't remember what step 2 was.
 
2020-08-04 4:39:35 PM  

shroom: snowybunting: "You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

[Fark user image 425x326]

Captain Steroid: Ryan handed Ventura his @$$ on a silver platter! XD

You, know, baseball is supposed to have standards.  You're not supposed to put a guy in a choke hold and punch him in the head.  Nolan Ryan is the personification of Texans and why they're assholes.


I am pretty sure those standard also say the batter shouldn't charge the pitcher on the mound
 
2020-08-04 4:39:55 PM  
I see references to other major fights in other sports, but conspicuously missing is, Malice in the Palace or any mention of Kermit Washington.
 
2020-08-04 5:23:57 PM  
I'm sorry, but Zimmer-Pedro was the GOAT match.   I have the moniker to prove it.
 
2020-08-04 5:28:12 PM  
alligator lizards in the air
 
2020-08-04 5:29:57 PM  
on second thought ... Marichal-Roseboro was the real deal.   As Bill James said, when the Dodgers and Giants got together in the old days, there were brawls and they weren't just out their looking mean.

Juan Marichal and Johnny Rosenboro fight 1965
Youtube ffTxD3EJawY
 
2020-08-04 5:46:41 PM  

snowybunting: "You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

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Nah, he just wanted to see The Ryan Express up close and personal.
 
2020-08-04 6:01:53 PM  

snowybunting: "You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

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My favorite thing about that picture is that you can go into any sports bar in Texas and they'll have an 8x10 on the wall of that exact scene.

And they're all autographed. Nolan ain't exactly ashamed that, at 46, he did that.
 
Oak [BareFark]
2020-08-04 6:08:04 PM  
I like the Kyle Farnsworth/Paul Wilson footage because you can see Wilson's life flash before his eyes.
 
2020-08-04 6:19:21 PM  

shroom: You're not supposed to put a guy in a choke hold and punch him in the head.  Nolan Ryan is the personification of Texans and why they're assholes.


Ventura ran up and dropped his head, like a middle school linebacker who doesn't understand form. Watch the video- he basically forces Ryan to go for the headlock.

Aside from that, maybe don't start a fight. Sometimes you expect a nickel's worth of change and get a quarter.
 
2020-08-04 6:20:51 PM  

Stud Gerbil: on second thought ... Marichal-Roseboro was the real deal.   As Bill James said, when the Dodgers and Giants got together in the old days, there were brawls and they weren't just out their looking mean.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ffTxD3EJ​awY]


Marichal should have been arrested, jailed and banned for life.
 
2020-08-04 6:58:10 PM  

Porkbelly: Stud Gerbil: on second thought ... Marichal-Roseboro was the real deal.   As Bill James said, when the Dodgers and Giants got together in the old days, there were brawls and they weren't just out their looking mean.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ffTxD3EJ​awY]

Marichal should have been arrested, jailed and banned for life.


Agreed, and not just him.   You notice that a few players ran onto the field wielding bats when the brawl started.   The Dandy started this one, no doubt, but any player bringing a weapon onto the field s/b be banned.
 
2020-08-04 7:12:35 PM  

Rip_Rufus: Cagey B: I'd always assumed that Nolan Ryan had a significant height and weight advantage on Robin Ventura that allowed him to immediately get the upper hand in that scrap. But after looking it up they were almost exactly the same. So I guess Robin Ventura was just exceptionally bad at that whole "charging the mound" thing.

Nolan had two advantages: the height of the mound and surprising old-man strength. Plus time to see him charging. Three! Three advantages!

Right, I'll come in again.


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2020-08-04 7:41:05 PM  

ElvisThroop: One of my favorite sports moments


Absolutely. And I'm more of a football guy. In America there's no substitute for a baseball brawl. Seeing this video again reminds me of the age difference. I'm now roughly Ryan's age at the time, and hope I can still handle it when it happens again (lot's of BS in this town).

And I'll never get why the young Ventura came after him with that posture. Looks like he wanted a tackle. Well guess what, son.
 
2020-08-04 9:01:41 PM  

Combustion: morg: shroom: snowybunting: "You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

[Fark user image 425x326]

Captain Steroid: Ryan handed Ventura his @$$ on a silver platter! XD

You, know, baseball is supposed to have standards.  You're not supposed to put a guy in a choke hold and punch him in the head.  Nolan Ryan is the personification of Texans and why they're assholes.

There are even unwritten rules to fighting? C'mon. fark all of that. It's why the sport is dying.

OR: Handle your business like this guy--
[Fark user image image 240x178]


There's always the George Bell flying kick attempt (0:13) https://youtu.be/cjetdvsci5g
 
2020-08-04 9:56:05 PM  

shroom: snowybunting: "You want your knuckle sammich to go?"

[Fark user image 425x326]

Captain Steroid: Ryan handed Ventura his @$$ on a silver platter! XD

You, know, baseball is supposed to have standards.  You're not supposed to put a guy in a choke hold and punch him in the head.  Nolan Ryan is the personification of Texans and why they're assholes.


You know, this was a pretty obvious joke... or at least I thought it was obvious. Oh well.
 
2020-08-04 10:45:30 PM  

Porkbelly: Stud Gerbil: on second thought ... Marichal-Roseboro was the real deal.   As Bill James said, when the Dodgers and Giants got together in the old days, there were brawls and they weren't just out their looking mean.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ffTxD3EJ​awY]

Marichal should have been arrested, jailed and banned for life.


I remember when this happened. I think we couldn't go to school for  a few days because of the riots. I might be confusing things - there were a lot of riots then.
 
2020-08-04 10:49:55 PM  

shroom: I watched that game live (on TV).  Still hate Nolan Ryan.


Let it go, Boy Wonder.  Let it go.
 
2020-08-04 11:42:14 PM  
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2020-08-04 11:56:06 PM  
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2020-08-04 11:58:27 PM  

shroom: I watched that game live (on TV).  Still hate Nolan Ryan.


Go fark yourself
 
2020-08-05 1:13:21 AM  
 
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