I'm often asked about the whereabouts of the statue that once stood watch over the intersection at West Bel Air Avenue and U.S. Route 40 in .
The iconic image of Cal Ripken waving to his family amid his record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game once stood as a welcome sign to the city.
Now it welcomes visitors from around the world when they come to the Ripken Baseball youth complex near .
» Fans of Aberdeen Patch's Facebook page may have already seen the image posted as our cover photo last week.
The statue is a towering flyball from , where for a second straight Cal Ripken World Series title.
Following the opening ceremonies a week earlier, I wandered around the complex, which I hadn't visited in maybe two or three years. , I stumbled across the statue in a pocket park of sorts at one of the higher elevations in the complex.
Check out the photos in this post for more of the Cal Ripken statue.