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September 16, 2010

Cal Ripken Jr. can rest easy ...

Looks like he'll be keeping that streak thing for a little longer.

Milwaukee's Prince Fielder, who had been the active consecutive-games-played leader at 327, saw his streak end Monday because of the flu. Fielder was the only player in 2009 to appear in all 162 games.

He fell just shy of Ripken's mark of 2,632 consecutive games played.

The new leader is Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp at 188 and counting. Kemp, who turns 26 this month, is young and strong. He should be doing a celebratory lap around Dodger Stadium sometime in the 2026 baseball season.

Oh, and for those of you who just tuned in, this entry was typed with tongue placed firmly in cheek.

Posted by Dan Connolly at 2:55 PM | | Comments (6)
        

Comments

Careful Dan-glad you added the last sentence.We have some who twist all the blogs,reading things into them never intended and never satisfied with anything-particularly the espn supernuts and the steroid apologists who love the trash talking ,in your face loudmouths and arena baseball.Nothing satisfies them-they are ignorant of baseballs team concept and quote ops's and slugging prctgs and know nothing of moving guys over,bunting,,hit and run,etc.They would be on you like flys on honey if you don't qualify every statement.
Enjoy insider and toy dept and Pete.Keep up the good work!

Reply to Ron in Va. ----- I totaly agree with your post in all respects. Some guys live on here just to see "their name in lights". They crave the attention they get by being ignorant!

YOUR BOY CAL PLAYED EVERYDAY -BUT DIDnoT PRODUCE HE HURT THE TEAM BATTING .210 NEVER HIT IN THE CLUTCH -BASES LOADED --OH AND DID HIT IN MANY DP.OH 2-3 GOLD GLOVES IN19 YEARS -THAT WAS GIVEN TO HIM. HOW ABOUT 16 IN 18 YEARS AT THIRD BASE -WHICH IS HARDER-BROOKS -BELANGER 10-IN 12 YEARS. CAL ONLY WORRIED ABOUT HIS CONTRACT -MONEY

Caps lock is cruise control for awesome!

@rick weachter, seriously. Wow. You've reached new levels of idiocy.

Rick or shall we say D... your comments are so absurd

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A Baltimore native, Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 14 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 10 seasons, including the past six with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

Steve Gould is an assistant sports editor for The Sun, overseeing Orioles coverage. The Columbia native joined The Sun as a sports copy editor in 2006 after graduating from the University of Maryland.

Peter Schmuck has been covering baseball for a lot longer than Steve Gould has been on this earth. He is now a general sports columnist, but has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles) and also spent a decade as the Sun's national baseball writer. If you want more of his insight on the Orioles and other sports issues, check out his personal blog -- The Schmuck Stops Here.


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