Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 3/9/12
The headlock seen around the world will no longer be seen at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan's dustup with Robin Ventura, which became a staple of the pregame video highlights at the park, won't be part of the package anymore. The clip of the 1993 incident, where Ventura charges the mound and is put in a headlock and pummeled by Ryan, has run its course. "Towards the middle of last season I felt like we were getting to a point where it had been played enough," said Chuck Morgan, the team's public-address announcer and executive vice president for in-game entertainment. "In fact we didn't play it much during the second half the season, focusing more on last year's highlights. With that in mind I went to Nolan and I told him that out of respect to him that I wanted to give it a rest and focus more on his accomplishments and our recent success." Ryan, the club's president, agreed with the decision and let Morgan have the final call. Morgan said the d...
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