Playful Humans - People Who Play for a Living

From Baseball to Broadcasting with Ryan Ripken

January 07, 2024 Mike Montague Season 4 Episode 172
Playful Humans - People Who Play for a Living
From Baseball to Broadcasting with Ryan Ripken
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Show Notes

We kick off year 4 with Ryan Ripken, former baseball player turned broadcaster and host of the Offscript with Rip podcast and the Ryan Ripken Show on YouTube. Ryan shares his unique experience growing up in a legendary baseball family and carving out his own path in the shadow of his Hall of Fame father, Cal Ripken Jr. He opens up about the realities of the minor leagues, the evolution of a professional baseball career, and how his family's legacy has influenced his journey.

The conversation also takes a swing at the mental game of baseball and how it prepares you for life's curveballs. We talk about the similarities between stepping up to the plate and facing challenges in everyday life, drawing parallels between the discipline in sports and personal development. Ryan reflects on his transition from the batter's box to the broadcasting booth, shedding light on the importance of making complex baseball knowledge engaging and relatable while navigating the ever-changing landscape of media.

Ryan gives us a behind-the-scenes look at @RyanRipkenMedia and the exciting content he's bringing to the airwaves. As we round the bases of our chat, we highlight the pressures of living up to a successful parent's legacy, the importance of managing expectations, and the growth that comes from taking risks. Whether you're a baseball enthusiast or simply looking for inspiration to play to your strengths, this episode is a home run for anyone aiming to embrace their playful side. 

Don't forget to subscribe to Playful Humans to discover how to inject more fun into your life. Find Ryan @RyanRipkenMedia on YouTube or subscribe to the Off Script with Rip podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts.

  • (00:15) - Ryan Ripken's Baseball Career and Broadcasting
  • (09:39) - Baseball and Life
  • (14:42) - Transitioning and Evolving in Broadcasting
  • (17:55) - The Ever-Changing Journey of Broadcasting
  • (22:47) - Baseball and Podcasting
  • (29:57) - Ryan Ripken Show

(00:15) Ryan Ripken's Baseball Career and Broadcasting

Ryan Ripken, former baseball player and host of Offscript with Rip, shares insights on his journey, family legacy, and the changing dynamics of professional baseball.

(09:39) Baseball and Life

Baseball's mental challenges, parallels to sales, and transition to broadcasting, emphasizing discipline and adaptability in life.

(14:42) Transitioning and Evolving in Broadcasting

Transitioning from professional baseball to broadcasting and other opportunities to stay connected to the sport, emphasizing the need to evolve and adapt.

(17:55) The Ever-Changing Journey of Broadcasting

Embracing growth in broadcasting, finding authenticity, adapting to media changes, and parallels with baseball and high expectations.

(22:47) Baseball and Podcasting

Managing expectations and learning from failures in the shadow of a successful parent's legacy, taking risks and starting from the bottom.

(29:57) Ryan Ripken Show

Ryan Ripken Show covers Maryland sports with special guests!

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