In Field of Dreams Ray Kinsella equates playing catch with his dad as akin to taking out the trash or eating vegetables and I bet it felt like that to a lot of 14 year old boys whose dads’ wanted them to be pro baseball players. It certainly happened to me and my dad. I don’t begrudge him it, anymore, but I sure hated it for a while. But baseball has still always been our thing, and our families thing. And today was an anniversary of sorts for one of those moments.
This is Nolan Ryan beating up Robin Ventura in August 4, 1993 after Ventura had charged the mound after Ryan had hit him with a pitch.