Jose Fernandez will groove fastballs to David Ortiz at All-Star Game

David Ortiz will be playing in his 10th and final All-Star Game Tuesday night, and the Boston Red Sox slugger will have a great chance to go out with a bang if he faces Jose Fernandez. On Monday, Fernandez told ESPN’s Marly Rivera that he is planning to groove a few pitches for Ortiz if the two end up squaring off. “I would love to face David,” Fernandez said. “It would...
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Dunkin’ Donuts Poll: Will Anyone Ever Break Cal Ripken Jr.’s Streak?

Cal Ripken Jr. is one of the greatest baseball players ever to step onto the field. The Baltimore Orioles legend and National Baseball Hall of Famer owns the consecutive games played streak at 2,632 straight, shattering the previous record of 2,130 held by Lou Gehrig. While breaking Gehrig’s streak seemed improbable, breaking Ripken’s seems even more so. Will it ever happen?...
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Recap - David Ortiz Lead Red Sox 12-Hit Attack Against Cleveland

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterDavid Ortiz was a triple short of the cycle, Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak and Rick Porcello provided another good outing as the Red Sox beat Cleveland 5-2 on Sunday at Fenway Park.The win gave Boston another series win and put them ten games over .500.Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesOrtiz (pictured) singled, homered and doubled twice...
Via RedSoxLife
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken Jr. divorce ends 29-year marriage

TOWSON, Md. (AP) Hall of Fame infielder Cal Ripken Jr. and Kelly Ripken are divorced after being married nearly 30 years, and aren't saying why. The Ripkens' divorce was finalized Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court, according to the former player's spokesman, John Maroon, and their pleadings have been sealed. ''Everything is private, so we're not saying anything about...
Via Associated Press
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

5 Little League Baseball Drills to Teach Fielding and Throwing

"You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball." - Cal Ripken Jr. All the little league drills we teach focus on fundamentals. The great thing
Via Stack
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Chase Utley has history of controversial slides

During a seventh inning rally Saturday night, Chase Utley took out Ruben Tejada during what will likely be one of the more controversial plays of the Los Angeles Dodgers-New York Mets series. The Mets shortstop would leave the game with a broken right leg. Utley, for his efforts, was somehow called safe and went on to score what would end up being the winning run. First, the play...
Via Hall of Very Good
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken Jr., Says He Would ‘Answer the Phone’ If Nationals Called about Manager Opening

View image | The Washington Nationals are in need of a manager after the team fired Matt Williams and his entire coaching staff on Monday. Immediately Cal Ripken Jr.’s name surfaced in speculation as a replacement. On Friday, the Hall of Fame shortstop may have stated his interest in the position. In an interview on the “The Rich Eisen Show,” Ripken admitted...
Via KCM Sports
October 10, 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

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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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

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