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In visit to Ed Smith Stadium, Cal Ripken Jr. says Orioles are playoff-caliber team
In visit to Ed Smith Stadium, Cal Ripken Jr. says Orioles are playoff-caliber team

Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. stopped by Ed Smith Stadium on Thursday night to sign copies of his new kids’ book, “Out at Home,” and spent a few minutes with local media during the first inning of the exhibition game against the Toronto Blue Jays. He is promoting the fifth book in the series he has written with the collaboration of former Baltimore Sun columnist Kevin Cowherd, but every opportunity to talk to him ends up being an opportunity to get his perspective on his old team. Ripken was asked whether he shared the frustration of some Orioles fans over the departure of outfielder Nick Markakis and the lack of high-profile, front-office activity for much of the...

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