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HOUSTON Get ready Houston, for the return of Hardball - the bucking bull that caused a melee at the Houston rodeo Sunday.

Hardball caused a frenzy after he broke free from his handlers.

The bull was not set to perform Sunday; he was on standby as a backup.

Chuck Wagons raced by and spooked Hardball, which made him bolt.The bull managed to get through two gates before running into an employee parking lot.

Crews took the old-fashioned approach to get the bull under control.After law enforcement officials cornered him, he was lassoed by a wrangler and returned safely.

Hardball is making his return to the arena Tuesday, but under close watch.

The rodeo said they have taken the necessary steps to prevent any bulls from escaping in the future.
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