Hall of Fame great Cal Ripken Jr. was gracious enough to spend some time with Bleacher Report as he and Under Armour were unveiling the “Future Legends” uniforms that will be worn during the 2013 All-America Baseball Game.
As rain came down upon the warning track at Wrigley Field, Ripken spoke at length about some of the young stars in MLB today.
During the wide-ranging conversation, the former shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles marveled at the athleticism of Manny Machado, Yasiel Puig and Bryce Harper. He also recalled his favorite player growing up and some of the lessons the young stars are learning the hard way.
One part family, one part business, one part philanthropist and 100 percent baseball, the Maryland native loves talking about the sport in which he excelled.
Here are some of the highlights from B/R’s conversation with Ripken.