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Nationals expected to consider Cal Ripken Jr. for managerial vacancy

According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Washington Nationals are expected to consider Cal Ripken Jr. for the open manager position created by Matt Williams‘ dismissal earlier today. Ripken was reportedly a candidate the last time the Nationals’ job was open, but he and the Nationals made a mutually agreed upon decision that the time was not right for him to step into a Major...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken says Matt Harvey is in a ‘no-win situation’

The battle between the New York Mets and superagent Scott Boras over a proposed strict innings limit for Matt Harvey has put the pitcher in a “no-win situation,” so says renowned baseball ironman Cal Ripken. Ripken, now a TBS analyst, was in New York to promote the network’s upcoming postseason coverage, made an appearance on the Daily News SportsTalk podcast, and essentially...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Cal Ripken Jr. buy the Orioles?

On Saturday afternoon, as I was taking in another wonderful Baltimore Orioles’ loss, I got into a discussion with a fellow Orioles’ blogger about the future role of Cal Ripken Jr. with the franchise. Ripken has already expressed a desire to return as a manager. He thought about the Washington Nationals job in 2013 when Davey Johnson was stepping down, and though the city of...
Via Baseball Essential
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken Jr. Throws Out First Pitch to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Consecutive-Games Record

View image | Cal Ripken Jr threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Camden Yards in Baltimore Tuesday, as the team celebrated the 20th anniversary of him playing his 2,131st consecutive game. On Sept. 6, 1995, Ripken set the Major League Baseball all-time mark of consecutive games played, surpassing New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig’s mark of 2,130 games set...
Via KCM Sports
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ripken honored by Orioles in celebration of 2131 game

BALTIMORE (AP) Instead of taking another lap around Camden Yards, Cal Ripken Jr. marked the 20th anniversary of his 2,131st consecutive game by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Orioles hosted Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. Ripken disclosed before the game that he hurt his right shoulder earlier in the day when he was tossed over the handlebars of his bicycle. But...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Craig Sager visits Turner Sports crew in Houston, says leukemia treatment is going well

Last Sunday (Aug. 23), the TBS crew, including announcers Ernie Johnson and Cal Ripken, was in Houston to broadcast the Dodgers-Astros game. That prompted Craig Sager to stop by Minute Maid Park, say hello to some friends and pass along some good news. Sager is undergoing treatment for acute myeloid leukemia at Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, currently participating in...
Via Awful Announcing
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

If Cal Ripken wants to manage, it could get awkward for Orioles

In an interview with ESPN 980 last week, Cal Ripken Jr. made it fairly clear that he is more than interested in the possibility of returning to a Major League dugout. The 55 year-old was strongly considered for the Washington Nationals’ job back in 2013 before he and Mike Rizzo decided it wasn’t the best time for Ripken to make his managerial debut. Now, with the Nationals underachieving...
Via Baseball Essential
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles celebrate Cal Ripken with Fielder’s Choice brew

All the brouhaha surrounding the Baltimore Orioles and why they’re personalizing a beer for long-time Orioles standout and two-time MVP, Cal Ripken Jr., is quite non-scientific. A Baltimore-based brewing company, Heavy Seas will honor No. 8 with a 5 percent ABV beer referred to as Fielder’s Choice to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ripken surpassing Lou Gehrig in consecutive...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 25, 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...
January 06, 2015  |  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

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