Friday, June 4, 2010

Belated Ode To Griffey

So Griffey retired the other day. Was Hoffman watching? Anyway, the reason for the post is that Ken Griffey Jr. was my favorite baseball player growing up. Although I went to Brewer games, and was certainly a Brewer fan, back in those days basically no games were on TV, so all I had were box scores, video games and commercials to decide who was cool. And other than an aging Yount and Molitor, and decidedly average Gantner and Deer, there wasn't much to love about the Crew (even though they were pretty good in the early 90's). Enter Griffey. He seemed like he like what he was doing, and he was exciting. He hit a shitload of homers, and was awesome on defense. Griff had the sweetest swing ever. He has my vote for the best player in my lifetime if he hadn't gotten hurt (Bonds probably was better for the roid years). And he was part of the best baseball game ever made from 1994 to 2009. Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball was fucking spectacular.

No comments: