Gregg Zaun Shares Heartwarming Stories Of Cal Ripken Jr. Hazing Him

Notable doofus and former MLB catcher Gregg Zaun played his first two pro seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. Why mention that stint? While talking about ex-Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie (who was traded to Oakland last November) on a radio show this week, Zaun reminisced about his 1995 rookie season, and how… » 2/22/15 9:28pm 2/22/15 9:28pm

Whatever Happened To The Ripken Kidnapping Case?

At approximately 8:35 p.m. on July 24, 2012, the police in Baltimore County, Md., received a 911 call regarding a suspicious car. A local couple had spotted a silver sedan parked in a pull-off area of some property they owned by the intersection of Ebenezer Road and Pulaski Highway, near White Marsh. According to… » 1/27/15 4:15pm 1/27/15 4:15pm

TBS Would Like To Introduce You To "Carl" Ripken, Jr.

Tonight's MLB wild card coverage on TBS has trumpeted Turner's new acquisition Bleacher Report, and the influence is already showing. First, they didn't know what the AL playoff structure looked like, and now we get to meet "Carl" Ripken, Jr. We get TBS all the way through the ALCS, so here's looking up for more fun! » 10/05/12 11:03pm 10/05/12 11:03pm

Annals Of Bullshit: The Myth Of The Myth Of Cal Ripken's Historic Home Run

Twenty years ago, Oriole Park at Camden Yards brought in an era of fake history in baseball architecture. So it fits that The Baltimore Sun's roundup of the park's greatest moments would feature fake history too. For the No. 1 moment, baseball beat reporter Dan Connolly described the night Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou… » 4/03/12 6:00pm 4/03/12 6:00pm

Deadspin Presents An Interpretive Rendering Of Cal Ripken Jr.'s Young Adult Book

We received an email from Cal Ripken Jr.'s publicity team at Random House, which will release his three-CD audiobook, HOTHEAD, next Tuesday. HOTHEAD (the caps are apparently intentional) is about a Babe Ruth League shortstop named Connor Sullivan and is "loosely based on challenges Ripken himself faced as a young… » 3/02/11 4:20pm 3/02/11 4:20pm

What Happens In SportRobe, Stays in SportRobe

Attention bloggers: There's now no reason to ever again wear pants. The SportRobe is here! (No truth to the rumors that the Orioles are using these as their actual home uniforms). Several models available; and we suppose that Marbury is wearing his pretty much constantly. And Seaver, of course, routinely goes commando… » 1/09/08 5:01pm 1/09/08 5:01pm