Happy Nolan Ryan day! On Aug. 4, 1993, Robin Ventura thought he had an easy target when he decided to rush the mound after being hit by Nolan Ryan. Ventura took a few steps towards first base after being drilled in the arm, but quickly changed his mind as he decided to engage in a […]
He was known as the "Japanese Nolan Ryan" for how fast he could hurl a ball. But more unflattering descriptions eventually found their way to MLB's Hideki Irabu, leading to a downward spiral that culminated in his 2011 suicide. In his look at Irabu for Sports Illustrated, Ben Reiter plumbs...
Christopher Nolan’s new movie Dunkirk opened this weekend and is on target to become one of those iconic war movies, much like Saving Private Ryan did. Dunkirk is a gritty and heart-pounding movie that is vividly portrayed on the big...Show More Summary
When it comes to telling a story about war, the filmmaking game has been hitting many of the same strides for a couple of decades now. Ever since 1998's Saving Private Ryan and the opening scene set on Omaha Beach, war movies, especially...Show More Summary
LOS ANGELES – Starting pitching sure ain’t what it used to be. Once dinosaurs like Don Drysdale, Bob Gibson and Nolan Ryan roamed the earth, snarling at anyone who dared to approach the pitcher’s mound before the ninth inning. “Five and fly” was an insult, dripping with disdain, aimed at starting pitchers who weren’t stout-hearted […]
I’m mostly with David on this one. And I’m especially grateful for the Robin Ventura/Nolan Ryan clip. Ryan was a beast – a freak of nature who could still throw over 100 mph into his 40s. Ventura, who was a terrific player and a good...Show More Summary
My mom was the most resourceful person I ever knew, and books were among her favorite resources. Whenever she needed to know how to do (...)
Day #9: "One of your favorite cards from the 1960s." 1967 Topps Nolan Ryan / Jerry Koosman #177 rookie card - I chose this card because it's the key mainstream card of a dominant strikeout pitcher who I felt peaked as a national superstar in the early 1990s. Show More Summary
War is absolutely terrible, and very few manage to even remotely capture the sheer horror that was World War II. Saving Private Ryan, the standard bearer for the genre, came out in 1998, almost 20 years ago. It’s been the icon since then. But in the new trailer for Dunkirk, it looks like there will be a new contender. Read more...
A fan wearing a Nolan Ryan jersey at a Corpus Christi Hooks game on Wednesday is going to get one heck of a shock when he realizes who was sitting next to him. I wonder if this guy knows he's sitting next to the real Nolan Ryan? pic.twitter.com/9dzLmHYMtW...Show More Summary
“Dunkirk” trailer, you’ve got that one scene. Never mind that the images from Chris Nolan’s WWII action thriller look beautiful and haunting, or that the trailer seems like a full movie of the “Saving Private Ryan” beach scene. (We’re...Show More Summary
World War II's Battle of Dunkirk in 1940 saw the deaths of 11,000 people, and the injuries of another 9,000. Forty-thousand troops were captured. The battle nearly resulted in the surrender of the British to Nazi Germany, but the Germans...
Baseball greats Barry Larkin, David Ortiz, Nolan Ryan, Vernon Wells and Torii Hunter have teamed up to create Dugout Ventures and invest in baseball-related companies.
Tracy McGrady is 100% sure he'd Nolan Ryan Tim Tebow... as in STRIKE HIM THE HELL OUT if the two men ever faced off on the baseball diamond. McGrady had a short stint as a pitcher with the Sugar Land Skeeters a couple years back... so when we got…
And now, the thrilling conclusion to yesterday's after-work stop at my local hobby shop, Central Sports Cards in Pawtucket, RI... First up, some more quarter box loot. Nolan Ryan, Will Clark and Cal Ripken were the three players I collected most as a kid, so I'm still drawn to their cardboard to this day. Show More Summary
There's no off-season anymore - Nolan Ryan
I picked up a small lot of Angels cards for about $3 - primarily for the 2016 Topps Stadium Club cards of Mike Trout [#280], Albert Pujols [#152], Nolan Ryan [#80], C.J. Wilson [#93], Huston Street [#2] and Garrett Richards [#80]. There...Show More Summary
In honor of Suicide Squad releasing in theaters and the most recent Batman V Superman film, Ryan Tellez of The Warp Zone created a catchy rap that recaps Christopher Nolan‘s entire Dark Knight Trilogy. Host your WordPress blog with Laughing Squid Hosting.Check Out These Related Laughing Squid PostsChristopher Nolan’s Gritty ‘Dark Knight’ Trilogy Recut as […]
One of baseball’s best basebrawls celebrated its 23rd anniversary on Thursday: The 1993 Nolan Ryan bout with Robin Ventura, (...)
Time to look at another ten nominees for my buyback franken-set, which is really starting to pick up some steam. For the second franken-set post in a row we start with a '90 Topps Nolan Ryan! #4 - 1990 Nolan Ryan The first five cards...Show More Summary