Re: Griffey Jr Traded to the White Sox (Pending Griffey Approval)
I know that Ken Griffey Jr. leaving is probably needed for the Reds future, but my overwhelming feeling is a deep sadness. Somehow, I just hate to see Junior's tenure in Cincinnati end this way. We all hoped that he would bring the Reds a championship, and the fact that it didn't happen was not his fault. He has been a lightening rod because of his high pay check, his injuries, and the failure to meet those expectations.
I was in Seattle last year when Junior went back there for the first time. I have never seen anyhting like the love that city has for him. Of course he played some great years there. (Look at my signature, that is him is Seattle blue). It seemed like almost everyone in the place was wearing a Griffey jersy, half Reds and half Mariners. The place went nuts when he hit two homers that day against their home team. (Course the Mariners still won...)
I don't agree with his public expressions toward Brantley, but I still hate for that to be the note that a man like Ken Griffey Jr. leaves on. Very sad.
"I think he'd be unbelievable. He's as organized as anyone in the game, he holds people accountable... He doesn't buy into stereotypical things in the game... Price looks at evidence. He's a freaking smart guy, he makes his decision on reasonable evidence." Bronson Arroyo