Players

The talent and perseverance of Cal Ripken

"I do know that you could sit and talk to Cal Ripken about anything in baseball and he would talk your ear off. I once talked to him for almost a full hour about relay plays. This one year he moved, he finally switched to third base, and he was learning how are the cut off plays different at third base than at shortstop? And where should I position myself when I'm getting a relay from left field on a play to home plate? He went on literally for about an hour about everything that went into deciding what was the optimum spot to take a relay throw when you're the third baseman.