View Full Version : Goodbye Baseball, Hello Cooperstown

07-13-2010, 09:56 AM
YouTube - Nike Ken Griffey Jr. - Goodbye Baseball, Hello Cooperstown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=429ZQkiHC5A&feature=player_embedded)

Story Here (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/The-last-great-Griffey-ad-Goodbye-baseball-h;_ylt=Av9rLug.geV9Wi7coJ14Zo4RvLYF?urn=mlb,255533 )

And We've touched on it earlier....

And wouldn't it be wild if this commercial is a foreshadowing of Griffey showing up at Tuesday's game for a surprise appearance? Now that would be guaranteed to bring goosebumps.

Ghosts of 1990
07-13-2010, 10:20 AM
I saw this last night and immediately I was like "What a cool commercial". So many good memories in there.

07-13-2010, 01:25 PM
It's hard to explain, but seeing Junior in a Reds jersey still doesn't feel right to me. Maybe it's because we so rarely acquire players who have already clearly established themselves with another organization. I don't know.

In any event, it was still a very cool commercial. I think the way he ended up leaving the league actually cemented his reputation as a regular guy. He wasn't Bonds being blackballed while still an effective hitter, McGwire hitting more HR than singles, or Sosa completely falling apart in two short years. Even given the injuries, he had a protracted decline phase in which all of his abilities declined. He hung on as long as he could and then left when it was clearly time to go.

Every star is flawed in his own ways. But Junior was flawed in ways that reinforced his integrity and humanity. He'll be missed.

07-13-2010, 03:59 PM
It is goosebump inspiring.

07-13-2010, 06:28 PM
That's my all time favorite commercial