Ripken Is Not the Orioles' White Knight


It's hard to blame Orioles fans for their recurring dream that Cal Ripken will suddenly appear on a white horse and carry them back to a brighter future. Who wouldn't want to believe that the crown prince of the Oriole Way would make things all better.

That's why the story that broke on on Friday night asserting that Cal offered his help to owner Peter Angelos — and was rebuffed — had fans jamming the phone lines of the local sports talkshows and burning up the message boards with their predictable reaction to the Angelos'...

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