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Reds Fanatic
05-05-2008, 05:57 PM
From John Fay


Ken Griffey Jr. was originally not in the lineup. His best friend, Frank King, died earlier today in Orlando at age 38 from complications from cancer.

"That's why I had him out," Dusty Baker said. "I talked yesterday in the meeting about playing for someone. He said that was what his friend would want. . . It was a big deal for him to play."

Griffey and King were close as brothers. I got to know Frank a little, very good guy. He was well-known around the clubhouse. He's survived by 14-year-old and 3-year-old.

"Everyone's asking me if I'm all right," Griffey said. "I worried about them. Melissa, my mom and Frank's wife were with him."

My thoughts and prayers are with Frank's family.

The lineup for tonight v. the Cubs:

Ryan Freel cf
Griffey rf
Brandon Phillips 2b
Joey Votto 1b
Edwin Encarnacion 3b
Adam Dunn lf
Jeff Keppinger ss
Paul Bako c
Johnny Cueto p

v. RH Ryan Dempster

AmarilloRed
05-05-2008, 06:12 PM
I am glad to see Votto and Edwin have been moved up in the lineup, and Dunn down. My only concern is hitting Keppinger 7th. I really would switch Griffey and Keppinger. Still, it is the best lineup we have seen from Dusty in a long time.

HotCorner
05-05-2008, 06:30 PM
I'd switch Dunn and Griffey

PuffyPig
05-05-2008, 06:44 PM
Still, it is the best lineup we have seen from Dusty in a long time.

Since yesterday, when he had the same lineup? Or on Saturday, when only the catcher was different?

redsfan4445
05-05-2008, 06:50 PM
So sorry to hear about Jr's best friend..life isnt a garauntee and sadly Cancer is still around to keep that from happening.. God Bless Jr and his family and Frank's wife and children

SirFelixCat
05-05-2008, 06:50 PM
Swap Dunn & Griffey and I think we'd be on to something.

KronoRed
05-05-2008, 09:37 PM
Swap Dunn & Griffey and I think we'd be on to something.

No question.

Matt700wlw
05-06-2008, 02:55 PM
I leave for 4 days, and Junior is now the 2 hitter, the Reds are 13-20 (after last night's very enjoyable win) and have one of the worst records in baseball. They dropped 5 in a row, Arroyo still evidently looks like crap...all my best to Junior.

Now I'm back to suffer through it like the rest of you :)