Random Notes For Monday, August 5th 2013

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.

  1. Yesterday, August 4th was the 20th anniversary of the brawl.
  2. The Tigers’ own Gene Lamont was the manager of the White Sox then.
  3. Vincent Edward (Bo) Jackson was playing for the Sox at the time.  (Hmmmm, I wonder if anybody ever threw up and in on Bo?)
  4. 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.

2 thoughts on “Random Notes For Monday, August 5th 2013

  1. That video never gets old. Not only did he stay in the game, he didn’t allow another hit. So clearly the message he sent to the White Sox was received loud and clear!!

    • Sark, sometimes I watch that video and imagine being Robin Ventura. He had to be humiliated and he has to be embarrassed to this day. That was worse than the ball going off Canseco’s head and over the fence for a home run.

      The worst part about the Ventura getting beaten into a conniption was that the pitch wasn’t even that high. I think it hit him in the arm.

      “God, I love baseball.” – Roy Hobbs | The Natural

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