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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...
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

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
October 05, 2015  |  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

Is Cal Ripken Jr.’s Record The Hardest To Break?

Baseball has many records in many categories. Through the years, players have set them, then broke them, and then, they were set by someone else. At that point, you basically compile a list of players vying to be the best and ultimately break a certain record. No record is easy to break, but there are some certain ones that you will see generations pass without being broken. For...
Via Baseball Essential
September 03, 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

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
July 21, 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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