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Cal to the Hall, Iron Man to the Rescue

cal-and-cal-senior.jpgCal Ripken’s finest moment came on the heels of his sport’s worst, as the victory lap of 2,131 “saved baseball” from the canceled World Series of 1994. Today, he enters Cooperstown, and, however briefly, delivers us from the muck and the mire of a week of dog fighting, referee scandal and 755 falling in shame.

There’s no doubting he’ll rise to the occasion, he always does, to share a positive and memorable message before a devoted crowd and adoring nation. It helps that he’s joined by Tony Gwynn, a fellow class act, easy HOFer and one-team baller.

I’ll let San Diego speak for Gwynn, but the B’more-DC area is forever thankful for Cal, and it’s good to see him on the grand stage once again, especially during a time of need. The legend grows, as it should.

D.C. sports fan and digital media guy that's been doing this since 2004. Once threw a football further than Chris Cooley.

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2 Comments

  1. Unsilent Majority

    July 30, 2007 at 8:23 AM

    We all know that Billy is the real hero.

  2. Jamie Mottram

    July 30, 2007 at 10:21 AM

    For the ’89 Fleer fiasco, Billy holds a place in my heart as well.

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