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The top 10 MLB third basemen heading into spring training

In today’s game, the hot corner may be the best collection of talent at one spot available. It has produced an MVP in each league over the past two seasons, as well as arguably the best infield defender in the game and a back-to-back homerun champion. And although the position loses an All-Star from a year ago in Matt Carpenter, who will move across the diamond to man first base...
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AA Q&A: Cal Ripken prepares to call MLB playoffs for TBS

Hall Of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. will be calling his fourth postseason as a game analyst for TBS beginning with the American League Wild Card game on Oct. 4 and continuing through this year’s American League Championship Series partnered with Ernie Johnson and Ron Darling. The latest Fox updates their NFL score bug to show team records - is it an improvement...
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September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

LOOK: Cal Ripken’s $12.5 million home on the market

Let’s be honest, we’ve all wanted to live like Cal Ripken Jr. Right? Now we’re all in luck. For the modest price of $12.5 million, that dream can become a reality. Major League Baseball’s iron man is putting his Reisterstown, Maryland property on the market. Courtesy of Sotheby’s “Custom built in 1985, then completely renovated again in the late 1990’s, the twenty...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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?...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Ripken expresses interest in Nationals managerial job

Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo recently went on record saying that the team will reportedly look at "a group of people with diverse backgrounds, diverse experiences, and diverse skill sets" when looking for a replacement for recently-fired skipper Matt Williams.The name of one baseball great has already been thrust into that group—and he would take the opportunity to interview...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken says Matt Harvey is in a ‘no-win situation’

The battle between the New York Mets and superagent Scott Boras over a proposed strict innings limit for Matt Harvey has put the pitcher in a “no-win situation,” so says renowned baseball ironman Cal Ripken. Ripken, now a TBS analyst, was in New York to promote the network’s upcoming postseason coverage, made an appearance on the Daily News SportsTalk podcast, and essentially...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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July 25, 2015  |  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...
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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 […]
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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 [...]
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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