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Cal Ripken's mother kidnapped, found safe

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hondo, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    This was freaking bizarre. Glad it seems she's ok ...

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8197982/cal-ripken-mother-violet-ripken-abducted-later-found
     
  2. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    That's freakin' scary stuff. Good golly, what's wrong with people?!
     
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Kind of funny that ESPN put this sentence at end of the story:

    "Cal Ripken, a Hall of Fame infielder, earned the nickname "Iron Man" for playing in 2,632 consecutive games during his 21-year career with the Orioles."

    Are there that many people reading ESPN that don't know who Cal Ripken is?
     
  4. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

     
  5. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    That seemed out of place, to me, too. You probably could say "former Major League Baseball player Cal Ripken," and leave it at that.
     
  6. mateen

    mateen Member

    Since Mrs. Ripken is, thankfully, now safe . . . is it too soon to speculate whether Jimmy McNulty or Bunk Moreland should be investigating this case?
     
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Agreed. And if they're going to write that sentence, at least say, "a Hall of Fame shortstop."
     
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    But he did play some 3B. Just seems like the name "Cal
    Ripken" speaks for itself on an ESPN site. No further detail needed.

    And no shout out to Billy Ripken. Afterall she is his Mom also.
     
  9. casty33

    casty33 Active Member

    And now we know why Cal didn't make it to the Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sunday. That's really a shame. I hope she's all right, and I agre that Billy's name should have been mentioned, too
     
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Since he never played for the Red Sox or Yankees, his games were never on ESPN.
     
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    That's terrible, just horrible... How can you post something like that?

    Just because it made me laugh my ass off... :D
     
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