Cal Ripken is the genuine article

While spending time in Dallas' legendary Hilton Anatole Hotel, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Cal Ripken Jr.  Ripken was probably the nicest, most humble megastar I have ever met. He signed autographs and posed for photos with anyone in the lobby who was interested.  While posing for our photo, Ripken joked about his ability to operate a digital camera.  Afterwards, he shook my hand and headed over to another group of fans.  For the next few minutes, Ripken was seen talking to numerous people and shaking hands with practically an entire lobby of interested people.  During this period, CBS President Les Moonves and former Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez were seen separately approaching Ripken to say hello. The most well known athlete in the lobby was also the most down to Earth.