Monday, August 13, 2007

Big news for the company I work for...

Monday, August 13, 2007

This may not matter to you, hell it probably doesn't matter to many of my co-workers, but this is probably the biggest thing that has happened since I've been with the non-profit arm of Ripken Baseball, Inc. Yeah, Hall of Fame was cool and all, but being appointed as a special envoy by the U.S. Secretary of State trumps that in my mind. Keep in mind that I studied public policy and political typography in college and have an interest in and utmost respect for the processes of American federal government.

Ripken named U.S. special envoy
O's legend officially appointed to new role in State Department ceremony

Cal Ripken Jr. was named a special sports envoy by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice during a ceremony today in Washington, D.C. Ripken will work to promote baseball globally in his new role as a goodwill ambassador representing the United States.

By Jeff Barker | Sun reporter
WASHINGTON - Two weeks after being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cal Ripken Jr. was named a special sports envoy today by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, who said the Orioles icon is "America's MVP."

"[The] Hall of Fame a couple of weeks ago and now this honor bestowed upon me by the State -- that's a pretty good little run, pretty good little streak," said Ripken, who traveled to the State Department this morning to appear with Rice and Under Secretary of State Karen Hughes.

Hughes said the State Department reached out to Ripken in 2002 after his playing career had ended to try to interest him in helping promote baseball globally as a goodwill ambassador representing the United States. Ripken said he was interested then but that the timing wasn't right. It is now.

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Anonymous said...

How much do envoys make....? My tax money at work..huh?

Cocoa Rican said...

Congrats to the Rip! Hope this means some added responsibilities for you.

Kensilo said...

Nice. That will be wonderful for baseball.

D.LavarJames said...

That's hot!

yet another black guy said...

Envoy? those trucks suck! oh, wait a minute...

now does this entail any new duties for you in the near future?

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