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Reliving The Rick Ankiel Meltdown

Rick Ankiel was once a pretty good pitcher. Then it all unraveled during a two week period in October, 15 years ago. As Ankiel’s 36th birthday arrived on Sunday, I thought back to that fateful October day in 2000. I remember the day too easy. The day the music in Rick Ankiel’s pitching career died. The day his curveball stopped sinking 12 to 6 but instead sprung to the back screen...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Ankiel Hired As ‘Life Skills Coordinator’ For Nationals

Stan. Bob. Albert. Rick. Only the true icons of St. Louis Cardinals baseball get the first name treatment from The Nation. And yes – Rick. Go ahead and ask your sister if you don’t agree. Good news… Mr. Ankiel has been hired as a ‘Life Skills Coordinator’ by the Washington Nationals according to Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispacth. Says Ankiel about his new job:...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Ankiel Back In Baseball Again With The Nationals

Rick Ankiel. Photo Credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Rick Ankiel, who has had quite an interesting career path through the Minor and Major Leagues, retired after the 2013 season. It was announced Thursday that Ankiel will be back in baseball. Not as a player this time, although it could have been possible given his background and age, but as a minor league “life skills” coordinator...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Ankiel will serve as the Nationals’ “life skills coordinator”

Former MLB pitcher and outfielder Rick Ankiel has a unique new role in the Washington Nationals organization – life skills coordinator. Now, what exactly *is* a life skills coordinator? Here’s how the Nationals explained the position. Washington also welcomes back to the organization Ankiel, who will serve as the Life Skills Coordinator. Ankiel retired in 2013 after playing parts...
Via The Outside Corner
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Ankiel hired by Nationals to mentor players in minors

WASHINGTON (AP) Former major leaguer Rick Ankiel has been hired by the Washington Nationals as a ''life skills coordinator'' to mentor players in the minors. Ankiel retired as a player after an 11-season career that began as a 20-year-old pitcher for St. Louis and ended in 2013 as an outfielder for the New York Mets, with stops in Kansas City, Atlanta, Washington and Houston. He...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Ankiel: The Videos

Rick Ankiel retired today.  I'm not one prone to using the word 'favorite'. Tastes change. Times change. But I do wear #66 while I play softball, my tribute to the most interesting baseball player we've ever seen. And yes, I say we.  Let's take a look back on the best YouTube clips we could find on Rick The Dick. For more words, check out Will Leitch's post on him from...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Ankiel retires, looking for front office job

Rick Ankiel’s complicated baseball playing career has come to an end. According to, St. Louis Cardinals announcer Dan McLaughlin said during Wednesday’s spring training broadcast that Ankiel was retiring and looking for a front office job in MLB. Ankiel addressed the announcement via his Twitter account: Just got off the boat and see the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Ankiel has retired from baseball

file Rick Ankiel is done with baseball. The former pitcher turned outfielder did not sign with a team this winter. Ankiel, 34, was believed to be seeking a contract to play in 2014. Initially, Ankiel came up as a pitcher making 51 appearances – 41 starts. He finished that portion of his career with a 3.90 ERA and 1.36 WHIP from 1999-2004. After injuries forced him to give up pitching...
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Ankiel still looking for a job, wants to play in 2014

Free agent outfielder Rick Ankiel is hopeful that he will be able to continue his MLB career. Ankiel, 34, appeared on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and said he was still wanting to play but had not been contacted by anyone who shared that interest. In 2013 Ankiel appeared in 45 games between the New York Mets and Houston Astros hitting .188/.235/.422 with seven home runs and 18 RBI...
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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