Turn Off Ads?
Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 93

Thread: Griffey to announce retirement

  1. #61
    Member OnBaseMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    34,844

    Re: Griffey to announce retirement

    Here's another excellent story on Griffey.

    Katrina Marino had one wish Saturday. “I just hope Kenny is watching,” she said.

    Kenny, Katrina's late husband, was a New York City firefighter who perished in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. He was also a huge baseball fan, and Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. was his favorite player
    The Marinos and Griffey will be linked forever. Before one of the first games after the tragedy, Katrina e-mailed Reds publicity man Rob Butcher with this message:

    “My husband, Kenny Marino, a Rescue 1 firefighter, is missing. Ken Griffey Jr. was his favorite player. . . . If Ken Griffey Jr. could hit an extra home run for Kenny, I know he will be looking down with a big smile.”

    Griffey delivered, hitting a home run in the Reds' 8-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies that night.
    http://reds.enquirer.com/2002/07/28/...akes_time.html
    I miss Adam Dunn.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #62
    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    34,347

    Re: Griffey to announce retirement

    I think a nice tribute to Jr. would be if MLB added him to the AL All Star team as an honorary non-playing member. He could come out in uniform and do all the All Star stuff and be introduced with the rest of the AL All Stars.
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

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

  4. #63
    Maple SERP savafan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    17,564

    Re: Griffey to announce retirement

    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

  5. #64
    Socratic Gadfly TheNext44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    4,228

    Re: Griffey to announce retirement

    Great Article. Giving mathematical evidence to something all of us believe.

    "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

  6. #65
    Member Reds Fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Piqua, OH
    Posts
    16,528

    Re: Griffey to announce retirement

    One of my favorite Junior stories from his time in Cincinnati that shows the fun he had in everything the time he paid his bet with Fogg in pennies.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big...lb,82650&cp=29

  7. #66
    Stat Wanker Hodiernus RedsManRick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    15,918

    Re: Griffey to announce retirement

    I would like to seen Stark break down the Cincy years to separate his late prime from his clear decline, but yeah, good stuff.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

  8. #67
    Socratic Gadfly TheNext44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    4,228

    Re: Griffey to announce retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    Found a note about it buried in a story about Bonds' 756th homerun:

    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/19653132/
    and

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post

    Thanks!
    "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

  9. #68
    Member OnBaseMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    34,844

    Re: Griffey to announce retirement

    From Brian Giesenschlag:

    Just talked to Griffey's agent B Goldberg. Says Jr had talked about retiring for a few weeks. Look for Jr at Reds/Mariners gm in two weeks.

    http://twitter.com/FOX19Brian
    I miss Adam Dunn.

  10. #69
    Potential Lunch Winner Dom Heffner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    6,030

    Re: Griffey to announce retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    1st ballot, unanimous.
    You'll have a group of idiots leave him off. Just so he won't be unanimous.
    If you're watchin' a parade, make sure you stand in one spot, don't follow it, it never changes. And if the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction, you will fast-foward the parade. --Mitch Hedberg

  11. #70
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    NorthEast
    Posts
    1,002

    Re: Griffey to announce retirement

    I knew this day was coming (or yesterday) but still its hard to believe. Even in the last few years one still got to see him at the plate but now he won't be taking the field again. Hopefully in 5 years time they will show his highlights again. He will be missed.

  12. #71
    First Time Caller SunDeck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Posts
    5,388

    Re: Griffey to announce retirement

    I don't care that much about the numbers, what if he'd have been healthy, or numerical comparisons to other great players. What matters to my baseball eyes is the way Griffey played; that beautiful swing, breaking on a batted ball and tracking it better than anyone I ever saw play, and of course the leaping catches and the great throws. He seemed to be the perfect baseball player.
    Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.

  13. #72
    The Future is Now Ghosts of 1990's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    4,033

    Re: Griffey to announce retirement

    I for one, will miss you Junior. Like my life, you had your ups and downs but I always liked you as a player and you were my favorite during the period when I was 10,11, and 12 (1992-1994) and was falling in love with this game. Thank you.
    2009 Attendance Record: 3-5 2010 Attendance Record: 2-9
    2011 Attendance Record: 3-4 2012 Attendance Record: 3-4
    2013 Attendance Record: 5-2 2014 Attendance Record: 3-0

  14. #73
    Socratic Gadfly TheNext44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    4,228

    Re: Griffey to announce retirement

    Quick Jr. trivia question:

    Name the only major league team that Ken Griffey Jr. has not homered against?
    "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

  15. #74
    Red's fan mbgrayson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    2,045

    Re: Griffey to announce retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNext44 View Post
    Quick Jr. trivia question:

    Name the only major league team that Ken Griffey Jr. has not homered against?
    Guessing here: the Reds?
    __________________
    “This one was a perfect one. I don’t know if I can find a better one, better timing. He [Price] really said some great things there. It really encouraged us to go back and do what we do. … I didn’t know he could speak like that.” Brayan Pena 5/21/14

  16. #75
    Senor Votto Degenerate39's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    7,914

    Re: Griffey to announce retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by mbgrayson View Post
    Guessing here: the Reds?
    That would just about have to be the only team. I can't think of anyone else. Maybe Tampa Bay?
    Most Vottomatic Player


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