Cal Ripken Issues Statement Regarding Talks with Orioles
Of course, the one person nobody had heard anything from about the story was Ripken himself. Well, the Ironman finally broke his silence on the matter, issuing a statement on Monday.
"In my baseball experience, rumors and stories seem to break when things aren't going well," Ripken said in the statement. "Let me address recent media reports.
"First I want to say that Mr. Angelos never said that he didn't want me to get credit for any success that the club might have. That's just not true ...
"... I have met with Andy [MacPhail] and Peter on a number of occasions to discuss many subjects. Ultimately our discussions have turned to baseball, the Orioles and me. I have enjoyed those talks very much, and yes the subject has been broached about me potentially joining the organization. I look forward to those talks continuing."
Ripken also went on to say that now that his son a few years away from graduating high school, he's going to continue trying to get back into baseball on a larger scale. What that would entail, Ripken doesn't say, but odds are it's come up in the discussions with Angelos and Andy MacPhail.
Considering the performance that the Orioles have had with those two at the helm, I'm sure there are also plenty of Baltimore fans hoping Ripken has a pivotal role within the organization.