Re: Why Ryan Lamarre will succeed...
Ken Griffey, Sr. likes LaMarre.
BAKERSFIELD MANAGER and former Big Red Machinist Ken Griffey Sr. was watching former Dayton Dragons outfielder Ryan LaMarre take batting practice.
“With all the talk about Billy Hamilton and his steals, well, LaMarre stole 52 bases for me in 2011,” said Griffey. “That kid can run. I told him the only way for him to learn was run on his own so I gave him the green light to run whenever he wanted.
“And he’s the best center fielder I’ve ever had, can really go get ‘em,” said Griffey. “He reminds me, and I’m serious about this, of The Chief.” The Chief is Cesar Geronimo, Gold Glove center fielder for The Big Red Machine.”
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!