Edward Norton's birthday wish: For Ripken to save the Orioles

Edward Norton is a fine actor who starred in such films as "Fight Club," "Primal Fear" and "Rounders." He is also a Columbia native and one of the most famous people to admit in public that he is still an Orioles fan.

Norton turned 42 today. What does he want for his birthday? For Cal Ripken to come save his Orioles.

“Thanks for all the nice messages. People have been asking what I want for my birthday. This:” Norton wrote on Twitter, linking to a site asking for donations for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. He added: “And for Cal Ripken to come back and be Manager and GM of the Orioles and revive our poor team.”

Norton is going to have to wait at least another year for his birthday wish to get fulfilled. Ripken said on Wednesday that he's a year or two away from seriously considering a return to the major leagues.

“I imagine because the Orioles are struggling, it becomes a little bit more of a topic,” Ripken said in an interview with 105.7 The Fan.

It’s certainly on the mind of one award-winning actor.

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