Alex Ovechkin and Cal Ripken's Great 8 partnership
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Alex Ovechkin and Cal Ripken's Great 8 partnership

Brought together by a Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation fundraising event, the Capitals' Alex Ovechkin and Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. spoke to The Post's Dan Steinberg about the collision of the region's two Great Eights. (Anna Uhls/The Washington Post)

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