John Fay didn't get the memo...
John Fay didn't get the memo...
I like the shark story better.
"When healthy, nobody can outplay me."
Are you so sure about that, Mr. Griffey?
Like every other year, Griffey said he's excited about this season and is ready to go.
"The one thing you can't take away from me is my desire to play this game," Griffey said. "People say I'm always hurt. But I've been hurt trying to make plays, I think people have missed that part."
He mioght be tring to make plays but he is not making plays. His memory is befogged
Jr is a favorite of mine and i think he can contribute 30/90 over 120 games.
He just needs to remember he is not still 25....or 35 for that matter !
To me there's nothing wrong with having confidence in your abilities."I just want to go out there and play. When healthy, nobody can outplay me," Griffey said. "Hopefully I can stay healthy. That's the key for me. It doesn't matter where I play, if I can do something to help the ball club win, I'll do it."
No matter how you feel about Griffey...you must consider this fact:
Griffey played in 109 games, but was still second on the team in home runs (27) and third in RBIs (72).
Maybe that's saying a lot for Griffey...or maybe it's just showing us that the rest of our team didn't do so well putting up numbers.
Talent is God Given: be humble.
Fame is man given: be thankful.
Conceit is self given: be careful.
I've always thought that Comeback Player of the Year award in 2005 was a bit of a joke. He had a pretty good year compared to the previous seasons when he was playing about an average of 75 games a season. But he still missed more than 20% percent of the Reds games in 2005. Not exactly a true comeback. If only he had been able to stay healthy, he might be the one chasing Aaron right now instead of Barroid Bonds.
Griffey gets OK to play
The center (right?) fielder says he broke his wrist wrestling with his children.
By Hal McCoy
Sunday, February 18, 2007
SARASOTA, Fla. — There will be no public service announcement, no public debate, not even a publicity statement.
Will Ken Griffey Jr. play center field, where he has squatter's rights, or will he play right field in a move designed to preserve his body?
Cincinnati Reds manager Jerry Narron and General Manager Wayne Krivsky both hope that Griffey will consider shifting to right field, a move calculated to save his body the bumps and grinds of covering the acreage in center field.
Griffey was in camp Saturday, the reporting date for pitchers and catchers, but the Reds don't want him to pitch or catch. Just play right field.
Griffey was noncommittal about what he would do, but said he would both listen to and talk about the proposition.
"It is not going to be handled publicly," he said. "It is going to be done with Wayne, Jerry and I talking about it."
Griffey prefers center field, the position he has played for all 18 years of his major-league career.
"It is one of those things that if I feel good, I'm going to play (center)," he said. "If I don't feel good, I'm not. But I can promise you it is not going to be any kind of disruption. That's what everybody is waiting on, and it is not going to be that. It will be handled as professionally as possible."
And how does Griffey feel? Extremely good.
Team Medical Director Dr. Tim Kremchek checked Griffey's left wrist, the one he broke in December while wrestling with his kids, and Griffey was cleared to do whatever he wants to do.
As he talked Saturday, Griffey held a bat in his left hand and rolled his wrist back and forth, a strengthening exercise.
As reported many times, Griffey's broken wrist was not obtained in any sinister manner, but he talked about it with writers for the first time this weekend.
"I was wrestling with my kids, starting with the youngest (Tevin)," Griffey said. "We were wrestling, and he yelled, 'Hey, Daddy's wrestling,' and the other two (Taryn, Trey) jumped on. The oldest (Trey, 13) rolled over on me, and I was trying to avoid rolling on the other two, and I lost my balance. I used my wrist to try to avoid falling on the other two. Trey felt really bad about it."
The wrist is OK, and now what is to be determined is where Griffey will play.
"I do know when I'll play this spring," Griffey said with a laugh. "I've decided I won't play when it's under 80 degrees, and I won't make any trips where you have to cross more than one bridge."
That would be just another bridge Griffey will have to cross.
I miss Adam Dunn.