Originally Posted by BCubb2003
It's hard to believe that Boston fans and sports writers used to criticize Ted Williams, too.
I have a hard time deciding. Griffey wasn't a greyhound like Eric Davis (who was criticized by fans for being too fragile) and probably could have worked out more, but he made it back several times with his leg bolted together. That says something about him, too.
Oh, I think he loved playing the game. There's no question about that. That's why we all fell in love with him, even when he was playing for the Mariners.
I just question whether he was willing to put in the necessary work off the field, especially later in his career when it was paramount for him to do so.