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I would cal Ripken junior -- Hey thanks for joining us some money rocks couple things I'd like to get to I know we want to talk about the Cheerios campaign will get to that image if you don't mind but.
Cal let's talk a little bit about what athletes are doing our kids look up to athletes you know we have tiger -- -- controversy.
Be it just seems like every month there's a new athlete or politician getting into trouble.
What what's going on.
I don't know maybe we put our athletes up onto out of high pedestal you go back to Charles Barkley say your parents should be role models.
I think we all look at -- through filtered glances and you know you think they can't do any wrong and you wanna copy what they do could you think it's a cool thing in the world.
There is -- power to that influence that maybe if you shine your light in a productive direction you can you can be much more helpful to kids but.
I think we do hold our our entertainers are athletes are too high and it's not fair to them it's not really fairly kids either.
-- -- In nineteen times all star you broke the record for most consecutive games played -- still hold that -- Iron Man cal Ripken.
He made a lot of money doing it right is there.
I think his head hot what do you do with your money -- have you do you have a financial advisor that tells you what to do a just a Smart guy that.
Not only a nice guy good looking guy be a Smart guy too.
I don't think I'm that Smart and I made a lot of mistakes and I wish that I would I could do all over again built my house three times which I wouldn't recommend for anyone to do.
But when you have a chance to build your dream house.
124 years old but you're gonna make some mistakes but.
Right now I prefer I was -- gone back and save some more Monica's I'd like that capital to put in our projects now -- we're doing kids' complexes and all takes money.
And we get -- 12 cal I was drafted played for the pirates for a couple years good friend of mine Lenny Dykstra and ended up on a different path ended up.
You're really looking for help bankrupt this declare bankruptcy.
What can he do wrong what the where is that your fork in the road were successful athlete goes either.
The right way and and put some money -- or or the wrong.
If you really have to have good financial advisors because what do we know about investing your money.
To me having gone into some businesses were for Minor League Baseball businesses and actually.
You know where kids could play tournaments and and we could -- in baseball.
I know a little bit about that slide rather -- my capital where I have a chance to make a difference you know I'm I'm betting on myself was supposed to betting on something you have a couple great projects a couple of projects to help kids -- -- underprivileged you wanna talk about -- cal Ripken senior foundation.
Well I mean we started it wouldn't dad died when -- captured that spirit and it really is to -- baseball to get from a kid's dad always had a special feeling for kids didn't have all the same advantages especially ones did have a dad.
And so the casting your foundation uses baseball to get in front of those kids and and really teach -- about life lessons and so we've had a great -- successful that.
We're continuing taking -- little regional.
Foundation now we're we're national.
Great -- -- let's get to the Cheerios campaign tells a little bit about what that sold out plumbing up partner with Cheerios you know to inspire people to take care of their heart.
I think when were all young we think we're gonna live forever and we don't care about our guys we don't care about anything else but now I'm.
Close to fifty I'm right there and that period where I went to the two my doctors my cholesterol can tackle high and you gotta make some choices you're looking at the rest your life.
Hopefully fiftieth halfway there but this campaign.
Inspires people to to take care of the heart early.
You know and in the form your diet certainly Cheerios have been has been proven to lower your cholesterol was always a real good starting point in the in the morning.
But certainly it's it's it's just it's a wonderful campaign.
And if you have all you get an -- -- Kelly doing commercials you don't -- what what we're what we're doing satellite media tour we're actually getting the campaign either we're encouraging people to go to the website Cheerios dot com.
Slash love and tell us your story what do you love to do because really the campaign is.
Love your heart so you can do what you love.
Later on whether that becomes.
Dealing with your grandkids whether it allows you to live life a little bit longer and the other story go to go to -- of dot com slash show love tells about it.
You come hang out with me the big big prizes hanging -- -- -- -- a big prize or not.
But either -- -- pitch at the broken World Series hang out with me for the day and then you can go down sit my seats that Camden yards which is the best seats in the house.
Can I do -- I want to do this that you can tell me you're you're out of your mind is I think cal Ripken would be a great congressman.
Senator -- -- -- your -- governor -- at the or more even -- mayor it would -- the economy.
You know in our particular businesses and I'm not saying we're exempt from that I mean kids still loved to play baseball parents love actually go on vacations with the kids so.
And we're growing a little bit so you know we seem to be okay but it's.
It's a tough environment out there no doubt about it -- Hope you sort of I think got some had gotten ahead of these have been became law -- -- like to believe there's nothing that feels like -- gave all that right cal food Caribbean junior thank you very much thanks for joining us on.
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