Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/2/13
About a year ago, Vi Ripken, the mother of Cal Ripken Jr., was abducted from her Maryland home at gunpoint and returned safely 24 hours later. The perpetrators are still at large, and the The Iron Man is hoping to change that. Ripken announced a $100,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the capture of the abductors, according to The Associated Press. Ripken said that he hopes to re-engergize the case and find those responsible. “I think in some ways maybe this should’ve happened earlier,” Ripken said at a press conference at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. “I think in the beginning … we were all hopeful that [an arrest] would happen pretty quickly and we were all encouraged. But, you know, it is what it is.” Oddly enough, John Walsh, the former host of the television program America’s Most Wanted, joined Ripken during the press conference. Walsh pledged the help of his current organization, which also tries to help solve unsolved crimes. “The average citizen, they’re not looking for the rewards,” Walsh said. “But in the criminal community, amongst the lowlifes who populate this country, 100 grand is a lot of money.” Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Cal Ripken Jr. Photo of the Day This is Zach Briseno, and he’s easily the biggest Rangers fan you’ll ever meet. Tweet of the Day This is a couple weeks old, but it’s evidence that this isn’t the first time Riley Cooper has shown poor judgement. Is Grown Ups 2 worth going to see??— Riley Cooper (@RileyCooper_14) July 16, 2013 Video of the Day For fans of smart phone gaming, Usain Bolt is a playable character in Temple Run 2. Filed under: Daily Blend, MLB, Top Stories, YouTube, Zach Stoloff
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