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Cal Ripken Jr. reviews Derek Jeter's theatrics

Cal Ripken Jr. is in Derek Jeter's corner when it comes to doing just about anything to get on base, score runs and win. He seems to draw the line, though, at Shakespeare-in-the-ballpark.

Ripken, on XM Radio with his brother Billy, joked at first: "I think I'd have probably said, 'No, it hit the bat and I want another chance at home plate.' "

Then, somewhat more seriously: "I wouldn't have played the drama of having the trainer come out and all that kind of stuff, because I never wanted the other guy, no matter how hard I was hit, to know that it was hurting.

"I'd just run to first base. I'd go back down there and let them argue it out. I wouldn't help them."

Thanks to Ken Carpenter for listening and transcribing.

By Cindy Boren  | September 17, 2010; 5:05 PM ET
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