That Robin Ventura would take offense to being beaned by Nolan Ryan, at the time the venerable old man of Major League Baseball, was alone absurd. That he would charge the mound against the 46-year-old living legend and hero to every kid in America was just insane.
But not nearly as insane as what happened next.
In the blink of an eye, Ryan had Ventura in a headlock and began furiously pummeling Ventura in the head with his fist. Here's Ventura, a 25 year old, just getting the crap beat out of him by a 46 year old who'd announced his retirement at the beginning of the season.
It was one of the greatest beatdowns ever delivered by a pitcher to a charging hitter.
Watch the video and decide for yourself what the best moment is: the moment where Dean Palmer, who had come to Ryan's rescue, realizes Ryan is sh*t-canning Ventura and backs away, or the "I crap bigger than you" look on Ryan's face after the brawl.
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