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Thread: Looking ahead, which team does Griffey represent in the HOF?

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    Looking ahead, which team does Griffey represent in the HOF?

    Mariners or Reds?

    Discuss.

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    Re: Looking ahead, which team does Griffey represent in the HOF?

    He spent 12 seasons in Seattle and it's impossible to argue that they were anything but his best years. Mind you, I think players ought to be able to pick what team they represent.
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    Re: Looking ahead, which team does Griffey represent in the HOF?

    I'd think it would have to be Seattle, seeing how he never really did much as a Red.

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    Re: Looking ahead, which team does Griffey represent in the HOF?

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    He spent 12 seasons in Seattle and it's impossible to argue that they were anything but his best years. Mind you, I think players ought to be able to pick what team they represent.
    I thought they got to choose. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong, but I thought the player had the choice.

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    Re: Looking ahead, which team does Griffey represent in the HOF?

    i would think the only way Junior goes in as a Red is if somehow the Reds were to win a World Series while he was here. just sayin'

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    Re: Looking ahead, which team does Griffey represent in the HOF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    I thought they got to choose. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong, but I thought the player had the choice.
    They changed it a few years back. The HOF now predetermines what cap you wear. Given the amount of time he spent in Seattle and what he did there, Jr.'s a lock to wear a Mariners cap under the current system.
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    Re: Looking ahead, which team does Griffey represent in the HOF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    I thought they got to choose. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong, but I thought the player had the choice.

    I was under that impression, as well. If so, I would not be surprised to see him chose his home team, though I do believe he deservedly appreciates Seattle a whole lot.

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    Re: Looking ahead, which team does Griffey represent in the HOF?

    The Mariners as it stands now, but the next couple of years could have a lot to do with it. If Griffey stays moderately healthy and wins a Series or two with the Reds, then I would think the tide would shift.

    What? Why are y'all laughing?

    Mmm...seriously, he's going in as a Mariner, but if he hits a few more milestones in Cincinnati (if he's healthy enough to go well over 600, say), there's still a chance for a Reds cap.

    edit: Texasdave already made this point. I'm a lil tipsy.

    edit2: And M2 is right, the Hall now chooses which cap a player wears.

    Ok, I've now read the whole thread.
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    Re: Looking ahead, which team does Griffey represent in the HOF?

    Seattle, without a doubt. That's where his great years were spent.

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    They changed it a few years back. The HOF now predetermines what cap you wear.
    We can all thank Tampa and Wade Boggs for that one.

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    Re: Looking ahead, which team does Griffey represent in the HOF?

    Seattle, he was Seattle baseball, they deserve it a lot more then Cincy does.
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    Re: Looking ahead, which team does Griffey represent in the HOF?

    No discussion. By far his greatest impact on the game was as a Mariner.
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    Re: Looking ahead, which team does Griffey represent in the HOF?

    griffey basically was baseball in seattle for a decade. he'll go in as a mariner, barring a truly miraculous run these next few years in Cincinnati.

    i do think they would let griffey pick. the only reason the HOF changed the rules was because Wayde Boggs signed a contract stating that he would go in as a Devil Ray. i think that if the player's choice is reasonable, the Hall will go along with it.

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    Re: Looking ahead, which team does Griffey represent in the HOF?

    Quote Originally Posted by top6 View Post
    i do think they would let griffey pick. the only reason the HOF changed the rules was because Wayde Boggs signed a contract stating that he would go in as a Devil Ray. i think that if the player's choice is reasonable, the Hall will go along with it.
    Unfortunately (depending on how you look at it), the rules are the rules, and unless they change the rules I don't think the Hall will be bending them for any player. You say that the Hall will go along with a player's choice if it's "reasonable"...but if it's reasonable, it's generally what the Hall will be picking anyway. The Boggs thing was an isolated incident that had a lot to do with the rule change, yes, but not entirely, and he's not the reason they've stuck with it.

    I approve of it, actually...players should be in the Hall based on baseball achievement and its place in history, not anything personal, and the Hall is qualified to judge that.
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    Re: Looking ahead, which team does Griffey represent in the HOF?

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    The Boggs thing was an isolated incident that had a lot to do with the rule change,
    I thought Tampa had offered that deal to anyone with half a shot at the Hall, and that's why they stepped in. I remember Canseco getting the same deal (not that it mattered), maybe I'm remembering wrong but I thought Tampa had done that multiple times in an attempt to get publicity.


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