Thank You Ken Griffey, Jr.

Jun 3, 2010

 

With the baseball world (and sports world in general) focused on Jim Joyce and Armando Galarraga, I want to take a moment and thank Ken Griffey, Jr. for over two decades of entertaining baseball. Junior will forever be remembered for his flawless swing and his spectacular catches in centerfield.

 

Unfortunately injuries derailed the latter part of his career. Despite his struggles it was nice to see him return to Seattle to finish his career. Would I have liked more of a fairytale ending for a player I like as much as Junior? Of course. I am happy that he has never been linked to performance enhancing drugs. He played the game the right way and he always had a smile.

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3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Brad
    June 3rd, 2010 at 8:07 am #

    Griffey is one of the best, if not the best player of his generation (I would give him the title “best player” because he did it clean, but that’s just me). I hate that he lost those years to injury, because he could have retired as the home run king had he not missed so much action. At any rate, he will definitely be missed.

  2. William Martin
    June 3rd, 2010 at 8:13 am #

    Hands down simply the best. If anyone vote against him to get into The Hall of Fame they should be shot!!!!!!!!

  3. LestersLegends
    June 3rd, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    Brad – you said it perfectly
    william – a little farther than I would go, but if you don’t vote for junior it’s a worse blown call that the joyce one

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