Ventura, Ryan meet for first time since famous 1993 brawl

This past offseason the <span data-shortcode= White Sox" data-canon="Chicago Cubs" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0"> hired Robin Ventura to be their new manager. And then the schedule was released and we all noticed Ventura's Sox would open the season against the Texas Rangers. Sure, the two-time defending AL Champions. But also Nolan Ryan's Texas Rangers.

So, yes, immediately the thoughts of all long-time baseball fans shifted to a young Ventura charging a veteran Ryan and being headlocked and repeatedly punched.

Friday before the season-opener -- which you can follow on GameTracker -- the two met for the first time since the incident. And it was pretty bland. According to multiple outlets (ChicagoTribune.com being one), Ryan visited Ventura in the White Sox clubhouse and wished the new skipper luck. And that's it. Not that it's surprising. Both men are professionals and that "fight" happened almost 20 years ago.

If nothing else, though, at least their brief "meeting" gives me an excuse to post the video. Here it is:



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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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