Re: The Kid's all grown up
I really like Jr. He has some of the best work ethic on the team, and he leads by example, even if he might not be that vocal in the locker room. I agree with everyone that Cincinnati has worn on him. All the pounding he took on that astroturf, combined with an aging body is the reason he's hurt, not becuase he doesn't try or because he wants to piss off Cincinnati fans.
The way his injuries have been handled by the club and Doc. Hollywood hasn't helped his perception at all either. It usually sounds like Griffey is trying to come back and play and is prevented from doing so by the medical staff. Some comments last season about him trying not to rush himself, however, immediately make fans turn sour on him.
Griff is an enigma, and his kind of closed off personality can get to people. But he still is an amazing player, and I'm glad he's in Cincinnati. Sure I'd like him to play RF and bat lower than 3rd, but I'll take having him over not having Kenny any day.
Tom Shearn... who knew?
Reds reccord when I attend in 2007: 6-1