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Cal Ripken, Jr.

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Iron Man in Japan: A Special and Memorable Trip

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 6:26 PM

Well our journey to Japan is just about over and I wanted to thank all of you who have followed along through my blog, photos and videos. We had fun chronicling the trip and I hope that you enjoyed seeing what we were up to.

In many ways we are...

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Iron Man In Japan: A Special Day for Kinugasa-san

(1) Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 12:25 PM

Today we put on our final youth clinic of this incredible trip and it was one of my favorite days because it took place in Kiyoto, the hometown of my friend, Sachio Kinugasa, the Japanese "Iron Man".

I first met Sachio in 1996. He held the world record for consecutive...

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The Resilient Spirit of Children

(1) Comments | Posted November 13, 2011 | 9:00 PM

After passing through the devastation caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan we didn't know what to expect when we reached the local school and the young kids who lost so much.

What we found was an amazing spirit that seems to be in so many...

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Iron Man in Japan: Seeing the Devastation and Looking Forward to Seeing the Kids

(5) Comments | Posted November 12, 2011 | 9:30 AM

Today we left Tokyo and traveled for 7 hours to Ofunato, one of the areas most devastated by the March 11 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that left much of the eastern shore of Japan destroyed.

Despite being inundated by media coverage of the earthquake in the United States and being...

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Iron Man in Japan: Back on the Field for Day 1

(1) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 4:01 PM

We just wrapped up a busy first day in Japan. This morning I took part in a press conference at the Embassy with Brady, Sachio Kinugasa, Japan's "iron man" and Jim Small of MLB Asia. We talked to the media about our visit and what we hoped to achieve.


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