Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 30

Thread: JR Welcome home in Seattle

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Member red-in-la's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Santa Paula, CA
    Posts
    6,536

    JR Welcome home in Seattle

    Anybody else watching this?

    Makes me realize for the first time what JR meant to Seattle......WOW!
    "Is there a problem officers?"

  2. #2
    Member Wheelhouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    2,908

    Re: JR Welcome home in Seattle

    Yep. Stunning.
    "Don't trust any statistics you did not fake yourself."--Winston Churchill

  3. #3
    Tired of talk. Win! Joseph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    The Commonwealth
    Posts
    8,370

    Re: JR Welcome home in Seattle

    Very nice indeed. Was he loved that much in 'nati after year one? Tough to say it was even close.

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
    Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
    Cincinnati Bengals - None
    Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Milford, OH
    Posts
    1,658

    Re: JR Welcome home in Seattle

    I wonder if he wishes he never threw the ultimatum out on the table? Can't argue with his bad luck, could have also happened in Seattle. I wonder if he was as scrutinized as he has been in Cinti compared to Seattle?
    VBR IS LIVING IN CINCINNATI...I FEEL GOOD!

  5. #5
    Posting in Dynarama M2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    28,164

    Re: JR Welcome home in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Virginia Beach Reds View Post
    I wonder if he wishes he never threw the ultimatum out on the table? Can't argue with his bad luck, could have also happened in Seattle. I wonder if he was as scrutinized as he has been in Cinti compared to Seattle?
    I imagine if Jr. could go back in time and talk to his younger self he'd tell himself never to leave Seattle.
    Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong

    I'm witchcrafting everybody.

  6. #6
    Manliness Personified HumnHilghtFreel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,690

    Re: JR Welcome home in Seattle

    I rushed home, but I missed the start of the game:thumbdown... I take it he got a pretty warm welcome from the applause he got in his 2nd AB though.

  7. #7
    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    34,437

    Re: JR Welcome home in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel View Post
    I rushed home, but I missed the start of the game:thumbdown... I take it he got a pretty warm welcome from the applause he got in his 2nd AB though.

    I'm sure you'll be able to catch the pre-game ceremonies someway. Very well done by the M's. It appears that absence does make the heart grow fonder.
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rally-...24872650873160

  8. #8
    Manliness Personified HumnHilghtFreel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,690

    Re: JR Welcome home in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I'm sure you'll be able to catch the pre-game ceremonies someway.
    http://media.putfile.com/Ken-Griffey...rns-to-Seattle

    In case anyone else missed it.

  9. #9
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,449

    Re: JR Welcome home in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel View Post
    thank you for that link!

  10. #10
    Big Red Machine RedsBaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Out Wayne
    Posts
    22,834

    Re: JR Welcome home in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel View Post
    Thank you for that link.
    Wow. Seattle really showed some class.
    Junior wears a Mariner cap when he goes into the HOF.
    Wow.
    "Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."

  11. #11
    Member top6's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    cincinnati
    Posts
    1,655

    Re: JR Welcome home in Seattle

    Well, I have to be honest I found the whole thing disturbing. I turned on the TV at 9:50 or so, hoping to catch pregame and JR's first at bat - which I assumed would be accompanied by a long standing ovation. Instead, I see Griffey giving a speech - just minutes before the game is supposed to start. That speech included what appeared to be a pep talk to the current Mariners - in other words, THE TEAM THE REDS WERE SUPPOSED TO BEAT. I really didn't like it at all; I guess I just thought he would bat and they would clap and it would be cool. It just seems to be me like he will have plenty of chances to give speeches after he retires, and doing so right before a game just sort of rubbed me the wrong way.

    I like Jr., but that sort of turned me off. I know the Reds' season is over, but I still want them to win, and more importantly I want them to want to win - and part of that is not giving encouragement to the other team right before a game.

    I'm not a Jr. basher, and I like him, but I didn't think this was handled well. Anyone else fee the same way?

  12. #12
    Member 919191's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    the corner bar
    Posts
    3,788

    Re: JR Welcome home in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by top6 View Post
    I see Griffey giving a speech - just minutes before the game is supposed to start. That speech included what appeared to be a pep talk to the current Mariners - in other words, THE TEAM THE REDS WERE SUPPOSED TO BEAT. I really didn't like it at all; I guess I just thought he would bat and they would clap and it would be cool. It just seems to be me like he will have plenty of chances to give speeches after he retires, and doing so right before a game just sort of rubbed me the wrong way.

    They always say Griffey isn't a vocal leader. I guess this pep talk to the Mariners pretty much flopped, seeing the final score.
    I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
    -Todd Snider

  13. #13
    Reds fan for life!!!! WVPacman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    1,955

    Re: JR Welcome home in Seattle

    From what I seen tonight I really think Jr should go back to Seattle b/c those fans love him and tonight thats the happest that I have seen Jr in a long long time.I mean he had a smile on his face the whole cermony and game!!! I have never seen him that happy in Cincy and I sure hav'nt seen our fans do what the M's fans done tonight.

    I feel he needs to go back to Seattle to play out the rest of his career.He started there so why not end it there.Griffey would never come out and say he wanted to go back to Seattle BUT he does'nt have to come out and say it b/c his face and smile said it for him tonight.
    I can spell,I just can't type!!

  14. #14
    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Bellefontaine, Ohio
    Posts
    26,672

    Re: JR Welcome home in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by top6 View Post
    Well, I have to be honest I found the whole thing disturbing. I turned on the TV at 9:50 or so, hoping to catch pregame and JR's first at bat - which I assumed would be accompanied by a long standing ovation. Instead, I see Griffey giving a speech - just minutes before the game is supposed to start. That speech included what appeared to be a pep talk to the current Mariners - in other words, THE TEAM THE REDS WERE SUPPOSED TO BEAT. I really didn't like it at all; I guess I just thought he would bat and they would clap and it would be cool. It just seems to be me like he will have plenty of chances to give speeches after he retires, and doing so right before a game just sort of rubbed me the wrong way.

    I like Jr., but that sort of turned me off. I know the Reds' season is over, but I still want them to win, and more importantly I want them to want to win - and part of that is not giving encouragement to the other team right before a game.

    I'm not a Jr. basher, and I like him, but I didn't think this was handled well. Anyone else fee the same way?
    Nope. He is the first Mariner "superstar". He is to Seattle, what Rose is to Cincy - a favorite son.

    And Jr had nothing to do with the pre-game ceremony setup. That was all the M's front office. I'm sure, him being a somewhat private person, he would have liked to have not had such pomp and circumstance surrounding his return. But I think he also understood that it was inevitable, being how much he meant to the fans/city of Seattle for 11 years.

    This guy was there "god".

    Just having a standing ovation when his first A/B came would not have been enough. The fans of Seattle, with Jr now playing in the NL, wouldn't have settled for anything less IMO.
    Last edited by GAC; 06-23-2007 at 05:49 AM.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

  15. #15
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,449

    Re: JR Welcome home in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by top6 View Post
    Well, I have to be honest I found the whole thing disturbing. I turned on the TV at 9:50 or so, hoping to catch pregame and JR's first at bat - which I assumed would be accompanied by a long standing ovation. Instead, I see Griffey giving a speech - just minutes before the game is supposed to start. That speech included what appeared to be a pep talk to the current Mariners - in other words, THE TEAM THE REDS WERE SUPPOSED TO BEAT. I really didn't like it at all; I guess I just thought he would bat and they would clap and it would be cool. It just seems to be me like he will have plenty of chances to give speeches after he retires, and doing so right before a game just sort of rubbed me the wrong way.

    I like Jr., but that sort of turned me off. I know the Reds' season is over, but I still want them to win, and more importantly I want them to want to win - and part of that is not giving encouragement to the other team right before a game.

    I'm not a Jr. basher, and I like him, but I didn't think this was handled well. Anyone else fee the same way?
    I think you were the only one.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25