Ken Griffey Jr. Retires

Well… I was working on another post but then this came up.  Maybe I’ll get back to that post sometime but this seems a little more important. 

I’m not going to write a lot, there’s not much to say.  I know this makes the team better but I can’t help but feel a little sad right now.  Griffey is my favorite baseball player of all time.  He was the player I tried to mirror while growing up.  It’s not a stretch for me to say that he was the reason I became a baseball fan. 

He left quietly and without all the fanfare.  He didn’t want to take away from what his teammates are doing.  He is a class act and will be viewed as that despite the stupid Sleepgate story that wasn’t true.  We can discuss how this makes the team better another day but for now there’s not much else to say but this.

Thank you Griffey.  Thank you for saving the franchise.  Thank you for being one of the biggest reasons why Safeco was built.  Thank you for that smile and showing all baseball fans that this is just a game.  So long Griff, and thank you.


We might have some more thoughts on this later.  Just wanted to get a quick post up.


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