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    Is anyone else as happy as me to see the Griffey home run board back up again?

    I've been awaiting this for quite some time now.

    This is such a historic time in baseball. Sosa and Griffey closing in on 600 as Bonds breaks Aaron's career record. If all 3 things happen, is there any other year so much has happened in the home run category as far as the career record goes?

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    Re: Is anyone else as happy as me to see the Griffey home run board back up again?

    I'm not sure. That brings up a good point, though. These are three, very historical moments, and the homerun hype is arguably lower than ever. It's very interesting.

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    Re: Is anyone else as happy as me to see the Griffey home run board back up again?

    Yes, and I think they should have had a board up since he was chasing 500. I'd actually like to see a board of the top 10 somewhere so you can see where he stands and who he'll track down next. I think a lot of the 8-12 year olds who go to the games never saw the great Griffey who played in Seattle and seeing the all time HR board would help them understand how special he is.

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    Re: Is anyone else as happy as me to see the Griffey home run board back up again?

    I have no problem with it
    hope he gets to 660(Mays)
    before he leaves the Reds

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    Re: Is anyone else as happy as me to see the Griffey home run board back up again?

    Griffey reaching 600 this season would be a blessing for MLB. In a year where guys like Sosa and Bonds, who are suspected to have cheated to reach this point, it would be great for a guy like Griffey to also reach an important milestone, showing that it CAN be done the right way. I hesitate in saying this, because every time I utter this phrase, disaster strikes. However, ladies and gentlemen: The Kid is back.

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    Re: Is anyone else as happy as me to see the Griffey home run board back up again?

    A steroid free player reaching the 600 home run plateau is a great thing for baseball. The best thing is that it's happening in a Reds uniform.

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    Re: Is anyone else as happy as me to see the Griffey home run board back up again?

    I found it funny when he hit 578 and the person that put the numbers up did not put them in the right order and it read 575 lol. Everyone started chanting 578 untill they held up the 8 and changed the 4 to a 8 lol.
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    Re: Is anyone else as happy as me to see the Griffey home run board back up again?

    Quote Originally Posted by UC_Ken View Post
    Yes, and I think they should have had a board up since he was chasing 500. I'd actually like to see a board of the top 10 somewhere so you can see where he stands and who he'll track down next. I think a lot of the 8-12 year olds who go to the games never saw the great Griffey who played in Seattle and seeing the all time HR board would help them understand how special he is.
    They had that at old Busch when McGwire was climbing the list. It was pretty cool to see them change the order as he moved up. It would be even sweeter to see it for a clean player in a Reds uni.
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    Re: Is anyone else as happy as me to see the Griffey home run board back up again?

    I have to admit St. Louis is where I got that idea from. Don't know why it was a good idea there and isn't a good idea here.

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    Re: Is anyone else as happy as me to see the Griffey home run board back up again?

    It might simply be a matter of available space. St. Louis had that whole upper deck area next to the flags of the retired numbers. There really aren't that many areas that big that are empty at GABP. The only place I can even imagine something like that going is where the Vern Ruhle tribute is now.
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    Re: Is anyone else as happy as me to see the Griffey home run board back up again?

    I hope they have to take it down due to Jr. being traded. That along with a trade of Dunn would make me very happy.
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    Re: Is anyone else as happy as me to see the Griffey home run board back up again?

    The countdown is always something nice for fans to get excited about. When he is healthy and on his game, homeruns always come in bunches for Jr. He brings excitement to the game, and reminds fans that through all the steroid speculation in baseball today, that there is a right way to play the game. It also calms me with all of the annual swirling trade rumors revolving Jr. as well. Griffey won't be dealt because he puts fans in the seats at times like this. He is having the best year since he became a Red, next to his comback player of the year season two years ago.

    Also, at the Indians game Saturday I almost flipped when the stadium staff put 575 up after Jr.'s 578th homerun! I got a good laugh out of it but I was like, "He's never gonna reach 600 at that pace!"
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    Re: Is anyone else as happy as me to see the Griffey home run board back up again?

    Quote Originally Posted by 44Magnum View Post
    I hope they have to take it down due to Jr. being traded. That along with a trade of Dunn would make me very happy.
    I hope that desire is to see Griffey have an opportunity at a winner, and not a dig at Ken. If it is a dig, I hope you go with him wherever, and dont come back.

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    Re: Is anyone else as happy as me to see the Griffey home run board back up again?

    Only trade Griffey if he asks for it. With his age and only having a couple years left we won't get any conerstone prospects in return. I'd rather watch him finish his HOF career right here than trade him for some middle of the road prospects, he's the #1 thing that keeps me tuning in every night this season.

    Now if he comes to you and says he wants the opportunity to win a championship somewhere else they owe it to him and the game to get it done.


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