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CAL RIPKEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' Ian Desmond gets encouraging pep talk from Cal Ripken Jr.

Ian Desmond is in the midst of the most disappointing season of his career. The Nationals shortstop, who's batting average has hovered around the .200 all year, wants nothing more than to turn his abysmal season around, and now has hope that he can, thanks to a very unlikely source -- Cal Ripken Jr. The Hall of Famer was in Washington over the weekend as part of the TBS broadcast...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken to visit Connecticut cities to promote league

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. plans to visit two Connecticut cities where his foundation is helping to bring youth baseball to kids who would not otherwise get a chance to play. The former Baltimore Orioles player is expected in Hartford on Wednesday and in Bridgeport on Thursday to meet with city officials and hold youth baseball clinics. Hartford has...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  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

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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