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.
Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun
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