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Griffey comes back to where he started

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by jakewriter82, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    <img src="http://library.thinkquest.org/J002612/Player%20Photos/Griffey%27s%20cacth.jpg">

    So I'm sorry if this has been mentioned in the spring training thread already, but I think it deserves a thread of its own.

    I for one am thrilled that Jr.'s back in Seattle. Sure he won't be the same Griffey and it's a PR move by the Mariners...but still. He's Ken Griffey Jr. I still believe he should've never left the M's.
  2. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    he left the M's because they built a pitcher's park.

    the M's will draw nearly a half million more people because of this PR move. i'll be one of them.
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    As a Reds fan, I wish it hadn't been such a lousy stint in Cincy. I don't think he meant to go on the DL 68 times, but it never went over well with the locals.
  4. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    on behalf of many, many, many Seattle fans...

  5. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    can't blame 'em, though.

    and i was lucky enough to be young and have the $15 or so bucks it took to watch griffey play in the dome from his rookie year until he fled the PNW. this has a monster "good ol' days" feel to it for me.
  6. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Congrats to the M's. Suck it, Frank Wren.
  7. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Same here, tp. I spent many an afternoon sitting in the "bone yard" and watching Griffey work his magic in the outfield. The Kid comes back and, suddenly, August and September 1995 come rushing back, complete with sitting in a parking lot with my dad during some family shindig, listening to the one-game playoff on the car radio.

    Oh, Junior, we're so glad to see you again.
  8. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    I saw Griffey in one of his last years with the M's in the Kingdome against Mo Vaughn's Red Sox.
    Every time he came to bat, the whole place would be focused on him.
    The craziest thing I remember is that early in the game he hit a line drive hard between first and second. A-Rod was taking off from first and got drilled in the leg. I think they stopped play for like 15 minutes or so. I had never before, and never since, seen anything like that. I'm sure it's happened more frequently, but I've never seen it.
  9. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Rejoice M's fans...

  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    this brings a smile to my face, but, allow me one dig: griffey played the deepest CF in the history of the game (not a good thing) and never, ever hit the cutoff man ... ok, that was two.
  11. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    This just means I will make one final trip to a Mariners game before I leave the Northwest.
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    i probably could talk PO into a roadie.
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