In case you didn’t watch the video from the Mario Impemba post, there are few interesting tidbits of information about the day Nolan Ryan beat Robin Ventura into a conniption.
- Yesterday, August 4th was the 20th anniversary of the brawl.
- The Tigers’ own Gene Lamont was the manager of the White Sox then.
- Vincent Edward (Bo) Jackson was playing for the Sox at the time. (Hmmmm, I wonder if anybody ever threw up and in on Bo?)
- Nolan Ryan did not get thrown out of the game!!!!! This is the most unbelievable part of the entire story. NOLAN RYAN WAS ALLOWED TO KEEP PITCHING AFTER HE BEAT ROBIN VENTURA INTO A CONNIPTION!
On a completely different note, the Red Wings have announced that they are retiring Nick Lidstrom’s #5.
Big series for the Tigers starts tonight in Cleveland, Sanchez v Kluber.
The Tigers need at least a split of the 4 games.
“God, I love baseball.” – Roy Hobbs | The Natural
UPDATE: MLB has announced suspensions. Jhonny Peralta is on the list. Today is the official beginning of the Tigers Age of Iglesias.