Here's my favorite part.
Then that magical Junior Griffey smile returned.
"I've already had discussions with our pitchers," he said.
Having served up that straight line, he paused -- waiting for the question we'd just been carefully set up to ask:
And, uh, what discussions were those?
"Throw hard in to righties and soft away to lefties," he laughed. "How hard is it to pitch like that the whole year?"
And then there is this:
Asked another question about the different spin that balls have when they're heading for right field than when they're bound for center, Griffey revealed his secret strategy for leading the league in fielding percentage.
"It usually [spins] toward the line," he deadpanned. "So I figure that if I stay on the line and work my way toward right-center, I'll be fine."
He looked around to see how that pearl went over.
"See," he chuckled. "I know what I'm doing."