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CAL RIPKEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Orioles Don’t Care About Our Expectations

In 2012, the Orioles — fresh off a losing streak dating back to the Cal Ripken / Mike Mussina / Davey Johnson squad of 1997 — shocked all of baseball by winning 93 games and the American League wild card game. Backed by what seemed like completely unsustainable one-run luck and with the knowledge that […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ripken watches game with block of cheese

Baltimore, MD - Former Baltimore Orioles' shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. was recently spotted watching a baseball game with a block of cheese, according to the above photograph obtained by Off Base Percentage. Ripken, who earlier this month was named the new head coach of the Blue Team, was finishing his diet soda when he confirmed that one of his goals as coach was "to teach...
Via Off Base Percentage
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals drafts Cal Ripken’s son

Most Nationals adult fans grew up Baltimore Orioles fans due to the city of Washington not having a baseball team for more than three decades. So they are very familiar with the name Cal Ripken, Jr. They could possibly hear the name “Ripken” for years to come, as the Nationals drafted Cal’s son Ryan in [...]
Via KCM Sports
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Man charged with trying to carjack Cal Ripken's mother at gunpoint

ABERDEEN, Md. — Police charged a man Wednesday with trying to carjack baseball great Cal Ripken‘s mother in a bank parking lot in Maryland. Aberdeen police charged Jesse Bowen, 33, of Havre de Grace with attempted armed robbery, attempted armed carjacking, possessing a dangerous weapon, first degree assault and several controlled substance related charges. He was being held without...
Via NESN.com
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken offering large reward to find mom’s kidnapper

Cal Ripken was known as the Iron Man during his playing days and now the former Baltimore Oriole star is out to solve crime. Ripken, 52, is out to find the man who kidnapped his mother a year ago. The former  MVP and All-Star is offering $100,000 to help find the man who kidnapped Vi Ripken. The announcement of the reward came Thursday at the Sports Legends Museum located next to...
Via Tireball.com
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss
NO MORE MESSING AROUND

Ripken offers reward to find mom's kidnapper

The Orioles legend is offering a large reward for the capture of the man who abducted his mother last year.

Via Hall of Very Good
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken's son Ryan leaving South Carolina

The son of baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. is leaving South Carolina after one year. South Carolina baseball spokesman Andrew Kitick said Thursday that Ryan Ripken, a first baseman, was leaving the program. Ripken did not make the 35-man roster this spring and was likely to have similar issues making the club because of a logjam behind starter Kyle Martin at the position next...
Via AP on Fox
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken, Jr. Statue Unveiled in Baltimore at Camden Yards

About time...
Via The Kevin Burke Project
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken’s 74 year old mother got kidnapped

According to Aberdeen police, Cal Ripken’s 74 year old mother Ki Ripken was kidnapped, at gun point, on Tuesday morning. The kidnapper bound her hands, covered her eyes and drove around, with her in the backseat of her Lincoln Continental, until Wednesday morning, when he abandoned her and the car back in her neighborhood.  Gus Kowalewski, her
Via For The Record Sports
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken's Kid Commits to South Carolina

Do you know how hard it is to write a catchy lead to a story about a Hall of Famer's son signing a letter of intent to play collegiate baseball without including some hackneyed "like father, like son" reference?Damn hard.If only Gilmore (Baltimore) High School senior Ryan Ripken's dad was his Billy "Uncle F***face" Ripken...I wouldn't have this problem...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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