When Orioles legends and Baseball Hall of Famers Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray finally connected onstage on the baseball field built by the former's charity and named for the latter, each man's experience in such situations was evident.
What began as a handshake between the self-proclaimed brothers turned into a bear hug, with Ripken lifting the reserved Murray off his feet.
Ripken has spent his post-playing days at events like Wednesday's, unveiling baseball fields in his father's honor. Murray, always quiet, took a little time to absorb the surroundings of a field named for him.
But as Wednesday afternoon's dedication of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation project of Eddie...