I have to say, hearing this today on WLW really bothered me.. Then Marty said Jr had the idea to have all the players on opening day wear black uniforms with Joe's Number. thats a awesome idea..
Griffey has class..what bothers me is 24 other players couldnt take a few hours out of their busy schedule to come honor Joe.. Didnt stop ex-Reds Casey and Larkin (now with Wash.) and part of the Big Red machine showing up..I think Perez and Concepcion were overseas and couldn't get a visa in time..but the players on the roster should have had a better showing for Joe. Belisle talked he was mentored by Joe and he wasnt there!
anyway i hope they had real good excuses..