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Griffey’s Goodbye?

By bullpenbrian at 09.02.2009 5 comments.

Say so long to The Kid.

This is it for Ken Griffey Jr., one more month of baseball is all that’s left.

Yet we haven’t heard a peep from MLB about Griffey’s departure, although you’d think baseball would do a better job of sending off one its best players of all time.

Where’s the celebration, where’s the coverage, where’s the awareness that this is the end for one of the game’s best all-around talents to ever play?

Log onto the Mariners official web site and the header is dedicated to Ichiro’s season hit record…nine straight years of 200-plus hits and counting. Nothing about Junior, though.

Wasn’t the point of Griffey’s return to Seattle to bask in the glory of the city’s golden child?

Am I being overly sensitive to my personal all-time favorite player being snubbed, or is there another year of baseball left in Griffey’s legs and I just don’t know it?

I urge you to take notice, either way, because players like Griffey Jr. are a once in a lifetime treat.

If baseball won’t appreciate that, I still will.

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5 Comments

  1. chappy81 says:

    Come to think of it you’re right, he hasn’t been in the news at all. Did he really call it quits? I figured he’d try to hang on and play another one…
    He was always one of my favorites too growing up. If his name ever pops up on a steroid list, that would suck. check out our blog. http://doin-work.com

  2. Pickle says:

    I have to agree with you both, there should be more about Griffey in the news. Not only because he is an exceptional player, but because he did it the right way, through hard work and raw talent; not steroids.

  3. wpbc says:

    i’m with ya’ brian. he’s one of my all time favorites. i loved watching him when he was with the m’s back in the kingdome days. i thought it was really cool that he put that franchise on the map and think it’s great that he returned to emerald city.

    i’m not real sure where griff ranks in the games history, but what i do know is i loved to watch him swing the bat. all the best to junior, we’ll see him in five years in a little village in up state NY.

  4. griffey is also my fav player all-time, but i think he’ll stick around for another year…trust me, when people know when he’s leaving, he’ll get the recognition…what a great influence for baseball

  5. bullpenbrian says:

    Pickle: couldn’t have said it better. For all the reasons we’ve both stated, Griffey and all his fans deserves a parting gift worthy of some national recognition.

    WPBC: I’m biased, of course, but Griffey is a top-10 player of all time.

    Despite all his career threatening injuries and having played during the Steroids Era, his legacy will never be forgotten…I truly believe that.

    I can’t wait to see the outpour of support in five or six years when Junior enters the HOF! I think it will be like no other induction we’ve seen before!

    Fanofbb24: you could very well be right about Griffey sticking around for another season. Although, I hope he chooses not too.

    By the No. (.218, 14 HR, 43 RBI) it seems pretty clear it’s time to call it a career. We’ll see!

    Guys, thanks for checking out the article…appreciate your comments!

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