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Ripken, Robinson think Tejada will be just fine at third

Feb 8, 2010, 11:20 AM EST

No one has seen him take grounders there yet, but the Orioles’ two Hall of Fame third basemen think that Miguel Tejada will be just fine moving from shortstop to third base.  This is a fun quote though:

“I think there is a physical side and then there is a mental side,”
Ripken said. “But Miggi’s got great hands. He knows how to catch a
ball, and he’s got a great, strong, accurate arm.”

Am I reading too much into a “but” on a slow news day, or did Ripken just imply that Tejada is stupid?

  1. gumbercules - Feb 8, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    I may be reading too much into this, but did you just call Ripken a Hall-of-Fame third baseman?

  2. Jonny5 - Feb 8, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    The same Miquel who didn’t know how to spell his own last name or in what year he was born??? Perjured himself under oath Miquel??? Ok, i hafta say “as a box of rocks”.

  3. Moses Green - Feb 8, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Cal’s so smart that he called Miggy stupid, only in a way that Miggy won’t realize he’s been called stupid. Which is smart, since Ripken’s getting old and Miggy could definitely take him. Insulting the intelligence of his old club’s current player shows pure class, and he did it all The Ripken Way.

  4. Andy Liesener - Feb 8, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Are you implying that Ripken is not a Hall of Fame third baseman? He did, after all, play third base for a long time; almost half his career.

  5. Not gumbercules - Feb 8, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    He is simply more well known as a HOF SS, that is all.

  6. gumbercules - Feb 8, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    Exactly.
    And also, Ripken played 675 games at 3B compared to 2302 at SS. Not “almost half his career”.

  7. BC - Feb 8, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    Sort of like being “almost pregnant”. Or calling a guy a Gold Glove first baseman when he only played 28 games at first base. Oh wait a minute. That actually happened.

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