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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Famer Cal Ripken Jr.
Brian Ward, a minor league catcher, sat on a chair in front of his locker in the Orioles' big-league spring training clubhouse. When asked to describe Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy, Ward spoke in a hushed tone.
(AP) Sports, not politics, will be Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.'s emphasis in his new role as a special envoy for the State Department.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sports, not politics, will be Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.'s emphasis in his new role as a special envoy for the State Department.
"I wasn't even trying to be like Cal," he said. "I did not even realize he did that."
Ripken said he was already on another winning streak.