Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Mr # 600!
Ken Griffey Jr. did what only 5 other players have done in baseball history, belting his 600th home run last night in Miami. Sadly enough, he did it in front of only 12,000 fan faithfuls. This says alot about two things:
A. The Florida Marlins need to get the hell out of dodge. They deserve better than this.
B. Shame on the entire sports media and Selig himself.
Why wasn't this made in to a big deal? Let's face it guys, the "kid" had a phenominal career and will probably play 2-3 more! So why then, wasn't there more attention brought on this? Too bad.
Mike & Mike were talking about this story this morning. Reds manager Dusty Baker has been present for:
-Barry Bonds' record breaking home run
-Sammy Sosa's 500th home run
-Was on deck twice for Hank Aaron's record shots
(there might be one more I'm missing, going off memory here folks, at 6:10am when I saw it)
I remember my brother loving this kid when he was drafted by the Mariners in '89. When all is said and done, the kid will have played 20+ years in the majors. The only controversy was when he wore his hat on backwards when he first came to Cincinnati. Other than that, he was a quiet player who never stirred the dug out. He played through loads of injuries, especially 2000-2005. Imagine what further damage he would have done had he been more healthy!
Dusty Baker, said: "There is no cloud of suspicion over his head. Should he be held in higher esteem than he is? Yes. And I'm sure he will be down the road."
Posted by Scottage Cheese at 7:51 AM