Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun
September 6, 2012
Ripken is successful in whatever he does, so he probably could flourish in any baseball role. And the thought is one day he may end up as a team president, like Nolan Ryan in Texas. If you were picking a spot that would best match his talents, though, it would be minor league coordinator. His organizational skills, attention to detail and love for instruction are perfectly suited to run a minor league program. It is, in essence, what his father did for so many years as a minor league manager and instructor. But it's hard to imagine one of the organization's all-time greats in such a thankless post so far outside of the spotlight.