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Cliff Floyd drills Billy Ripken on MLB Network set (VIDEO)

via Vine On Monday, Cliff Floyd and Billy Ripken were demonstrating the difference between a hitter doing a toe-tap or picking up and putting hit foot down in the box.  MLB Network letting their has-beens ex-players demonstrate the nuances of the game is one of the better attributes of the “MLB Tonight” production. Ripken was feeding Floyd soft toss that Floyd was ripping down...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mother of Cal, Billy Ripken survives attempted car-jacking

The mother of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and former MLBer Billy Ripken survived a harrowing experience Tuesday according to police (via Associated Press). Vi Ripken 75 was heading back to her car in a bank parking lot in Aberdeen Maryland when a man with a gun demanded she hand over the keys to her car. Ripken activated the key alarm which scared the assailant into fleeing the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Ripken's son doesn't make college roster

The son of Cal Ripken Jr., Ryan Ripken, did not make his college baseball team's roster and will end up redshirting for the season.

Via Hall of Very Good
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Billy Ripken – stickler for alphabetical order

Though the O’s only pulled into a tie for first last night with the New York Yankees – rather than passing them – MLB Network’s Billy Ripken couldn’t help but move the O’s ahead of the Skanks on the big board, citing “alphabetical order.” Ripken and colleague Harold Reynolds (both former Orioles, of course) couldn’t stop singing the praises of Buck’s Birds last...
Via B-More Birds Nest
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

DEVELOPING: Cal Ripken's Mother Found Safe After Kidnapping

((HT: WBZ-TV Baltimore)) Aberdeen (MD) Police Department say Cal and Billy Ripken’s mother, Vi, was abducted from her home on Tuesday, but she is now safe with her family. The suspect flashed a gun at her and forced her into her car. A neighbor told WJZ-TV Ripken said she was approached by the gunman in her garage who then bound and blindfolded her. He wanted to put duct...
Via Online Sports Guys
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken’s Mother is Abducted

Cal Ripken’s mother Vi Ripken(Handout photo via According to WBAL Radio News, Cal Ripken’s mother, Mrs. Vi Ripken, was abducted from her home in Harford County, Maryland,  on Tuesday morning. She was found Wednesday morning around 6 a.m. not far from her home. Mrs. Ripken was unharmed, but the reported abduction is surely disturbing. Sources say that a man approached...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles Drafted Billy Ripken's Nephew

If there's one thing the Off Base staff absolutely won't stand for, it's blatant MLB Rule 4 Draft nepotism. If there's another thing we won't stand for, it's the Australian National Anthem. Hipsters have ruined the didgeridoo for us. Well, the 2012 draft was full of more former players' relative getting selected. The Orioles got in on the action by using...
Via Off Base Percentage
June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles Draft Another Ripken

In the 20th round of the MLB draft the Baltimore Orioles drafted the son of the greatest player in their franchise history.  Ryan Ripken, son of Cal Ripken Jr, is committed to play at the University of South Carolina.  His father was a 2nd round selection by the Orioles in 1978, before becoming the Iron Man of Charm City, playing in 2632 consecutive games. Ripken, listed as a...
Via Reading Between The Seams
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

The Only Way Billy Ripken Could Ever Be Part Of My Collection.

I was perusing eBay, and this thing we call a cardboard addiction got the better of me. I mean, how could I pass up the below awesomeness for just 99 cents plus shipping?I couldn't and didn't, that's how. I would love to eventually own every variation of Billy Ripken's one claim to fame (other than being related to Cal), but for now the black box version (and the...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
March 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Tattooed MLB Fan Honor’s Billy Ripken’s 1989 ‘F-ck Face’ Card

This “MLB Fan Cave” contestant (or whatever) has mascots for all 30 MLB teams inked on his torso. Big League Stew has all you’d ever want to know about this work of art, but pertaining to the two teams we cover here: 1. The Bird has “F-ck Face” on the knob of his bat, which is a nice touch. 2. Screech is actually wearing an Expos uniform for reasons unknown.
Via Mr. Irrelevant
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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