Orioles Legend Cal Ripken Jr. Talks to the Caps After Practice

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Everyone knows that Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is The Great Eight of hockey, but today he and the Caps met another Great Eight of the sports world. 

Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. attended the Capitals’ practice this morning and then talked to the team in the film room afterwards.

Side note: Notice Alex Ovechkin’s shoulder packed in ice (front/center).

Ripken spent his entire Major League Baseball career with the Orioles and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007 and his uniform number is retired by the team.


Ovechkin is a surefire future Hall of Famer once his career is over and his sweater number is likely to be retired once his playing days are over.

On a side note, a reporter from USA Today stood between the pipes and faced a number of blasts from Alex Ovechkin. Here is one that caught him square in the head, in slow motion:


By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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