Together it becomes One Baseball

As the new Major League Baseball season kicks off in 2015, it comes with a fresh vision – One Baseball – from the recently welcomed new commissioner Rob Manfred.  Commissioner Manfred’s mission and in some ways dedicated focus, is to make sure not only that the game of baseball grows but that inclusion for youth in the game is at the forefront for all fans—to understand that no matter your league, race, city, gender, team, if you play baseball you are part of something bigger, and together we are all One Baseball. 

Thank You for Being Uncommon

I can remember it like it was yesterday: our CRSF program staff had just completed a clinic with youth from the MLB Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program and the LA Dodgers to honor Jackie Robinson at Dodgers Stadium.  Then Monday morning, April 15, 2013, we headed to LAX to catch a flight back east and while waiting to board the news came across the TV stating that there had been an attack during the Boston Marathon.  Instinctively, my thoughts went directly to my brother and his wife, who live in Boston, and my extended fami

Ready for camp!

We just had our last team meeting before camp starts on Tuesday.  Paperwork, check.  Flights and buses, check.  New first aid kits, check.  Equipment, check.  Snacks, check.  All other supplies packed, check.  And now, thanks to our newest team member, Brooke, camp staff binders, check.

Friday's Final Thought: Hope, Hunger, and Opening Day

The grass has been freshly cut, the lines still wet with paint and the hopes of fans across the country are at an all-time high…baseball’s opening day is here!  For America’s past time, this is by far the best time of year, because each and every team at this point still has the aspirations of playing and winning in October.  With the fresh, clean slate of a new season, each team still has the same high hopes and opportunities to make a run at the beloved World Series trophy. 

Friday's Final Thought: Together

As we come up to one of my favorite times of year, March Madness, I always get excited about the opportunity to watch great stories of underdogs, buzzer beaters, and overcoming obstacles unfold.  But with all that excitement encompassing that four week stretch, my most enjoyable moment is the playing of “One Shining Moment.”  It is the final piece of the NCAA Tournament and includes all of the visuals of the greatest plays, hardships, and captures the overall excitement of the tournament.  Not only is it a recounting of memories, but with its lyrics it describes

Follow Friday: Program Team on Twitter

Although we’ve been tweeting as @CalRipkenSrFdn for awhile, the program team is sometimes in several different states at once.  While @CalRipkenSrFdn remains the handle to follow for all general Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation updates, we thought it might be fun to tweet at the individual level as well.  That way, when we’re in a new place, we can ask you for a good place to get dinner in your city!  And give you live updates about camps, clinics, trainings, etc.

Without further ado, here’s the roster for those of you who use Twitter:

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