Hear this right…. HERE!
EXIT OF THE DAY: EXIT 100B I-95 southbound Maryland Border
Ok now, At-ten-tion! Listen up Road Crew. You with the TikTok and the hair… Stop watching Charli D’Amelio dance. Pay attention. This may qualify as a Million Dollar Milepost. It's brought to you by 7/Eleven. But you gotta play to pay. So here now the Road Test and the Fast Facts:
Welcome to the Oriole State! Speaking of Orioles, on September 6, 1995, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. aka The Iron Man breaks the record of Yankee great Lou Gehrig aka The Iron Horse for consecutive games played: 2,131.
Cal Ripken, Junior might as well be a god to Marylanders. He’s played in 19 MLB All Star Games, and he has won two MVP awards. He’s no slacker. Strange coincidence, like that other work horse and legend Lou Gehrig who was born in New York City's Upper East Side and played for the hometown New York Yankees, Cal was born in Maryland and played his career with the hometown Baltimore Orioles.
Even now in retirement, Cal is not taking it easy. He’s basically, like, the most charitable man in Maryland and is super active in establishing youth programs in baseball. In fact, you will pass his Cal Ripken, Junior Youth Baseball Camp in 1 minute coming up on the right. Keep your eye out to see Cal’s sports stadium.
Speaking of local sports, Lacrosse is Maryland's unofficial state sport. Lacrosse was first played by Native Americans and entire villages essentially killed each other with sticks and rocks and used it to settle arguments.
Since that time, nothing has changed. Maryland uses lacrosse to settle many disputes especially between colleges and high schools. In Baltimore, everyone loves the professional home teams like the Orioles and the Ravens. But the city splits into 2 vicious camps when local colleges Johns Hopkins University plays cross town rival Loyola University Maryland.
But if you get into an argument you can always settle it by finding common ground. Just say you love Cal Ripken. No one in Maryland argues with that!
Now for the Road Test: who is the sponsor for the Million Dollar Milepost?
If you said 7/Eleven you are right. But to qualify you need to get right to Exit and take part in the RoadSpoke offer by filling up your tank at the upcoming 7/Eleven. You qualify with a purchase of at least $20 in fuel and claiming $5 dollars of free Pepsi Products. Yes that includes Doritos too. And of course you cannot qualify unless you tell them Cal Ripken and RoadSpoke sent you!
Just remember, somewhere out there is a Million Dollar Milepost! But we got to play to pay! Carry on Road Crew. Over and Out!
#CalRipkenJunior #BaltimoreOrioles #Lacrosse #JohnsHopkins #LoyolaUniversityMaryland #MLBBaseball #LouGehrig #IronHorse #IronMan