With a batting avg. under .250 and an OBP of .296 (worst in MLB or one of the worst for a 3 hole hitter) how long will he remain batting third? What will it take? It is time for this organization and Griffey to realize his old numbers will never happen again. This is now not the Griffey that was in Seattle. He has shown signs of greatness this year with some clutch hits and catches, but he should not be batting third, it's hurting the Reds production. How can he protect anybody when he won't take a walk or make the defense play honest by hitting it to left or laying down a bunt for a easy hit down third? Why not extend the inning and let the remaining line-up have a chance?