Cal Ripkin's Retiring!!!!
I just heard the news today--well, yesterday, but the boards were down. >kicks Toonzone's service providers< Well I thought I should just say "NOO-OOO-OOO!"
You see, Cal Ripkin Jr, for those(probably most) of you who don't know is the guy who broke Lou Gherig's streak record a few years back. He's the 3rd baseman for the Baltimore Orioles. Living a few hours from Baltimore makes me a die-hard Orioles fan, I naturally know of Ripkin's existence(again, unlike most online people I know) and of his importance to the game.
I mean, I'm happy for the guy. This being his 19th season, not to mention all on the same team, the man deserves some R&R. He makes all the othes players in the field look like slackers, with his dedication and genuine love of the game. And if any deserves to bow of the game, it's him.