Topic - Famer Cal Ripken Jr.

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  • "There is a side of me that would like to be able to apply what you know at this level," Ripken said. "I have no plans. I have no business strategy. I have no professional baseball strategy whatsoever, but there's a side of me that feels that way. Does that leave the door open?"

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  • "The safe answer is to say, I'm very happy doing what I'm doing right now because anything else I say can be pulled in different directions," Ripken said.

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