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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...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-MLB catcher talks about Cal Ripken Jr. physically abusing him

Former MLB catcher Gregg Zaun thinks young players need to be more respectful of the game, clubhouse atmosphere and their elders. Zaun thinks physical abuse and public humiliation like Cal Ripken and other veteran Orioles did to him as a rookie is the answer. Zaun shared some stories of getting beat up by Cal Ripken during a recent appearance on the Fan 590. From AndrewStoeten...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

TBS MLB talking heads do promo inspired by ‘Boom Goes the Dynamite’ (video)

Brian Collins may be one of the biggest sports-related celebrities of the Viral Video Age. The former Ball State University sports anchor became an Internet legend when footage of his incredibly awkward, highly amusing and comically inept debut broadcast surfaced. Collins apparently had no idea he would be filling in for the regular guy, who […] The post TBS MLB talking heads...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez, Cal Ripken Jr. Recreate ‘Boom Goes The Dynamite’ (Video)

Pedro Martinez was a wizard with a baseball in his hand, and he’s proving in retirement that he can make TV magic, too. Martinez is gearing up for another postseason of analyst work with TBS, and he’s been a popular man in recent weeks. The former Boston Red Sox ace made a cameo with “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston in a TBS ad, and now he and the rest of the broadcast...
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Sports History – 5/30

Today in sports history….. 2 major things happened….. #1 – In 1982, Cal Ripken Jr. began his consecutive games played streak.  He ended with 2,632 on September 19 1998 – a record which will likely never be broken.  He surpassed Lou Gehrig’s record of 2130 on September 6, 1995 – one of the most memorable scenes [&hellip No visits yet The post Today in Sports History...
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May 30, 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...
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A-Rod a sociopath with no conscience? His ex Cynthia & Cal Ripken Jr. weigh in.....

Alex Rodriguez' ex-wife Cynthia appears in tomorrow's New York magazine. And her shocking revelation? A-Rod has no conscience:“I used to say to Alex, ‘Don’t you just know what to do? Don’t you just have that voice in your head that tells you?’ He said, ‘No. I don’t,’ ” Cynthia said.“I think, looking back, he was probably uncomfortable with his place in the world...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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