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Cal Ripken, Jr. says “streaks aren’t everything” when speaking about Giants QB Eli Manning

Giants' QB Eli Manning (left) and former Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. (right)

Baseball’s iron man and former Baltimore Oriole great uttered a sentence that many wouldn’t have ever expected to hear.

According to a TMZ Sports video, Cal Ripken, Jr. was asked about New York Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning losing his consecutive starts streak a week ago.

Ripken repsonded, “It saddened me… but streaks aren’t everything.”

Ripken told TMZ, “I don’t look at it that way — that you’re extending a streak or ending a streak. It never was something that I thought of as beginning or ending.”

You can watch the whole video here.