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 playerhttp://reds.enquirer.com/2002/07/28/...akes_time.htmlThe 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.