Ripken: There's something magical about Wrigley

Ripken: There's something magical about Wrigley
August 16, 2014, 12:00 am
Share This Post
(USA Today Sports Images)
CSN Staff

Cal Ripken Jr. has only played one game at Wrigley Field in his career, but he made that one game count.

Ripken's only visit to Wrigley as a player was the 1990 MLB All-Star Game. Now, 13 years after his retirement, the Hall of Famer will return to The Friendly Confines for the Under Armour All-American Game Saturday.

[RELATED - Posnanski: History, nostalgia make Wrigley No. 1 ballpark]

He joined SportsNet Central this week to preview the action and wound up talking about the Cubs rebuild, Frank Thomas' career as a player and his thoughts of Wrigley, which he compared to Fenway Park in Boston.

"Once you walk out on that field, there's something magical about being out there," Ripken said. "Both Fenway and Wrigley. I really enjoyed my one chance in the All-Star Game."

Ripken also compared the Cubs' rebuild to the Yankees and how New York won all those championships with a homegrown core led by Derek Jeter, Andy Pettite and Mariano Rivera.

Check out the rest of Ripken's interview above leading up to the Wrigley showcase game.