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http://www.snopes.com/sports/baseball/ripkencard.asp

Some of you may be familiar with this story. I first read about it many years ago. In an extremely coincidental moment, I decided to do a Google search just for the hell of it during December of last year, and it turned out that earlier in the month Bill Ripken himself had shed light on the incident. Here's what he said, copied directly from the Snopes website:

"I got a dozen bats in front of my locker during the 1988 season. I pulled the bats out, model R161, and noticed because of the grain patterns that they were too heavy. But I decided I'd use one of them, at the very least, for my batting practice bat.

Now I had to write something on the bat. At Memorial Stadium, the bat room was not too close to the clubhouse, so I wanted to write something that I could find immediately if I looked up and it was 4:44 and I had to get out there on the field a minute later and not be late. There were five big grocery carts full of bats in there and if I wrote my number 3, it could be too confusing. So I wrote 'F--k' Face on it.

After the season was over, in early January, I got a call from our PR guy Rick Vaughn. He said, 'Billy, we have a problem.' And he told me what was written on the bat and I couldn't believe it. I went to a store and saw the card and it all came back to me. We were in Fenway Park and I had just taken my first round of BP. I threw my bat to the third base side and strolled around the bases. When I was coming back, right before I got up to hit again, I remember a guy tapping me on the shoulder asking if he could take my picture. Never once did I think about it. I posed for the shot and he took it.

I tried to deflect it as much as I could. It was fairly easy to say that somebody got me with a joke because people think you're the scum of the earth for doing something like this. The truth is that there's a lot of words like that that are thrown around in the clubhouse. They just don't get out there.

I can't believe the people at Fleer couldn't catch that. I mean, they certainly have to have enough proofreaders to see it. I think not only did they see it, they enhanced it. That writing on that bat is way too clear. I don't write that neat. I think they knew that once they saw it, they could use the card to create an awful lot of stir."

Snopes is making it tough for people to copy and paste, I hope I don't get sued.

Anyways, yeah, I know it's 20 years after the fact, but I thought I'd share that update.
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