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CAL RIPKEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

MLB Game Picks - Friday, May 15, 2015

Alas, my streak is over. As the Cal Ripken of bloggers, I hadn't missed a game during the season for over four years. But the wifi at the hotel I stayed (The Senator Inn) was wofo and was unusable during the times I needed to get my posts done.  I was proud of that streak. Oh well. Friday's picks: The Cubs over the Pirates: The Cubbies are hot and just swept the Mets. I'm...
Via The Flagrant Fan
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-major leaguer's tales of hazing feature Ripken

As Gregg Zaun recalls it, he was kind of a mouthy guy when he made it to the Baltimore Orioles in 1995. His uncle is Rick Dempsey, a catcher with the O's for 12 years, so Zaun had grown up around many of the players. That familiarity bred a bit of contempt for knowing how rookies are supposed to defer to veterans. Zaun, now a broadcaster with the Toronto Blue Jays, described himself...
Via Fox Sports
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Baltimore Orioles miss out on Hall of Fame nod

For the first time since 1955, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America elected four players to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. This year’s selections—Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio—combine for 9 Cy Young Awards, 4 Gold Glove Awards, 3 World Series championships, and 33 All-Star Game appearances. Two former Baltimore Orioles were on this...
Via isportsweb.com
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 15, 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

Dwyane Wade, Cal Ripken Among Most Misspelled Names In Sports

There’s a reason Duke basketball coach Mike Kryzewski goes by Coach K. His last name is a nightmare to spell, and he isn’t the only figure in sports whose name trips up the media. With the Scripps National Spelling Bee preparing to crown a new champion Thursday night, the Wall Street Journal compiled a list of the most commonly misspelled names in sports. The WSJ used the...
Via NESN.com
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mitch 'Wild Thing' Williams tossed from youth baseball game for calling umpire a motherf***** (REPORT)

MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams was tossed from a youth baseball game for profanely berating an umpire in front of horrified children and parents.The former pitcher known as Wild Thing during his days with the Philadelphia Phillies reportedly called the umpire a ‘motherf****r’ during a furious rant in front of the teams made up of 10-years-olds, said witnesses.Phillies Fan...
Via The Other Paper
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken Jr. Interivew

There are those athletes who talk the talk and then there are those athletes who use their actions to do all the talking. One of the best players to step on the diamond has to be Cal Ripken Jr. The Hall of Famer who played 21 season all with the Baltimore Orioles is a two time Gold Glove winner, a 19 time All-Star, and won the American League MVP award twice. Oh, there is the other...
Via StraitPinkie.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Referee Dick Bavetta Breaks Cal Ripken Jr’s Record

Any fan of the NBA knows about referee Dick Bavetta. Wednesday night, Bavetta accomplished something that no one ever t…
Via COED
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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