An Ass Kicking in Arlington

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.

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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.

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