"I'd rather have Derek's, and for this reason: a bad year for Derek is losing in the first round of the playoffs," Ripken said. "I was totally jealous of the fact he had a chance to perform and play in the playoffs as everybody's wish and dream is. I had a few chances, which was great, but I wanted a whole lot more than that."
"Everyone has an opinion, everyone has a thought and sometimes people's opinions mean a little more to you than others. But we are two different types of players in many ways," Ripken said. "There's advantages that Derek has, and there are advantages that I have. We'll leave it that."