May 25, 2004
SportsLine.com wire reports
CINCINNATI -- Ken Griffey Jr. let the glare speak for itself.
Griffey stared angrily into the Florida Marlins' dugout after he rounded third base on his 492nd career Tuesday night, a three-run shot that sent the surging Cincinnati Reds to a 5-2 victory and left some feelings ruffled.
For the third time in five days, an opposing manager chose to intentionally walk Sean Casey, the NL's leading hitter, to get to Griffey with a game on the line.
The All-Century outfielder evidently is taking it personally.
"Junior has a tendency to respond well to criticism and controversy and challenges," said shortstop Barry Larkin, who also homered. "Walking the guy in front of him is definitely a challenge."
Griffey also has a tendency to avoid reporters after a high-profile game, and did so on Tuesday.
The glare had everybody else talking.