BALTIMORE. - At about 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 - six years and one month to the day that No.8 rose to an elite status reserved only for icons of the game - Cal Ripken Jr. entered the home clubhouse at Camden Yards for the last time as a Baltimore Orioles player.
All eyes were on the 6-foot-4, 220-pound giant of the game as he made his way through the clubhouse, his 7-year-old son, Ryan, trailing behind. People have been watching Ripken throughout the country during his f
BALTIMORE - It was 12:34 p.m. at Camden Yards. Uncertainty and tension filled the ballpark. Reporters crowded into the small tunnel under the stands leading to the home plate entrance to the field. The Oriole Bird came down the tunnel. "Here comes a replacement umpire," someone joked.
It was a symbolic moment, depicting the bizarre surroundings before Game 1 yesterday in the Division Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Cleveland Indians, as the major league umpires