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Cal Ripken Jr. to Hold Bel Air Book Signing

Cal Ripken Jr. plans to appear at Barnes & Noble in Bel Air at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Harford County's National Baseball Hall of Famer has turned novelist, and will be signing his latest book, "Super-sized Slugger," in Bel Air Tuesday evening.

Along with Kevin Cowherd, sports columnist with the Baltimore Sun, Ripken has penned two novels in a series about young baseball players on the Orioles squad of the Dulaney Babe Ruth League, according to a release from Disney Publishing Worldwide.

Ripken will be at in Bel Air at 5 p.m. tonight (March 6) for a book signing.

Ripken was born in Havre de Grace and grew up in before he was drafted out of high school to play for the Baltimore Orioles. Ripken holds two MVP awards, scored 431 home runs, made 19 all-star appearances and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.

CS Horn March 07, 2012 at 12:16 PM
This was dated March 7. Really?
Joan Ryder March 07, 2012 at 12:59 PM
What's up with the news a day late? You guys are going downhill.
Sean Welsh March 07, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Joan — This story was posted Tuesday afternoon. Thanks for reading, Sean
Alana Denise Hicks-Amoroso March 07, 2012 at 01:46 PM
I didn't get this Tuesday afternoon......this is the first I'm reading about it. Anyone else get it Tuesday afternoon?
Alana Denise Hicks-Amoroso March 07, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Guess they didn't want too many people to show up!!!!
CS Horn March 07, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Arrived this morning You are welcome.
Sean Welsh March 07, 2012 at 02:01 PM
If you are reading from the daily newsletter, it arrived this morning. The article was posted on Bel Air Patch at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
Dave in BR March 07, 2012 at 02:37 PM
As Sean said, it was "posted" to the Patch site Tuesday afternoon. I saw it. Unless Sean deems it "breaking news", there isn't an email blast to subscribers.
Richard Smith March 07, 2012 at 02:46 PM
I guess the complainers don't understand the difference between a story that is posted on the site versus the daily newsletter.
Richard Smith March 07, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Quick to say the site is going downhill although IT WAS posted on Tuesday. Pay attention and read before you comment. Thank you.
James Scott March 07, 2012 at 03:11 PM
So why even bother posting it today?
Richard Smith March 07, 2012 at 03:20 PM
James, It wasn't. Note the date listed March 6, 2012. And also what Sean said, it was posted Tuesday! The newsletter was today. I think that is essentially a wrap-up of yesterdays postings. Maybe it shouldn't have been there, but I bet that is a pretty automatic process.
Rose March 08, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I agree, this isn't news when the newsletter's don't come out until the next day. Start doing things a day earlier then. I've noticed since Brad's been gone we aren't getting as much news as before and definitely NOT as timely.
Tina Bianca March 08, 2012 at 07:33 PM
If any of you didn't notice, it has been posted under the events page for weeks.

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