Courtesy of the folks from TBS, here are some highlights of what Cal Ripken Jr. had to say in a teleconference last week as he begins his commentator role for TBS' baseball playoffs coverage:
On how he will approach being an analyst during the postseason: "I always try to keep in mind that my job as an analyst is to have the background and understanding of what is going on and really to be able to give insight as to what happened in a particular game. A lot of that is drawing on your experiences and watching the game develop and giving insight that few people can give. We'll have Frank Thomas in the studio, who can actually give some feeling about what it's like to stand at the plate against some of these pitchers. Hopefully, I will be able to give a perspective about all the experiences and the things I'm able to identify during ... these series."