Category: Ken Griffey Jr.

Chipper Jones Reflects On Being a No. 1 Draft Pick, Eyes Return From Disabled List

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

With Chipper Jones on the shelf with an ankle injury, it gave the Atlanta Braves third basemen time to reflect with friends on Monday just how much the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft meant to him. He calls it the biggest day of his life outside of the birth of ...

Don Wakamatsu Moves On After Firing

Friday, August 27th, 2010

At this time last year, all seemed to be going so well for Don Wakamatsu. He and his coaching staff in Seattle were putting the finishing touches on a fairly impressive turnaround for the Mariners, who finished 24 games better in Wakamatsu's first year than they were the previous year. What ...

Lou Piniella: “At the time I had Junior I thought he was the best player in baseball”

Friday, June 4th, 2010

I’m only 26-years old so there are many major league baseball players that I have never seen in my day.  However, I know that Ken Griffey Jr. was the greatest player that I’ve ever seen in my life.  At the time I was growing up, Griffey was in his prime ...

Ken Griffey Jr. is the Anti HGH

Friday, June 19th, 2009

In an era now completely tarnished by the likes of Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez, amongst many others, Ken Griffey Jr. seems as pure as ever. Never once has he been accused or linked to HGH or steroid use. I would contend that he probably ...

SRIs 1st Annual MLB Spring Training Round-Up: American League West Edition

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

SRI continues our spring training roundup with interviews from around the AL West Division. There are twenty interviews with players, managers, and general managers from all four of the teams in the AL West. The AL West was the least competitive division in all of baseball in 2008 and it sure ...

Ken Griffey Jr. Actually Does A Radio Interview with KJR

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

  Last Thursday I  wrote a long blog posting about how Seattle needs to temper their excitement about Ken Griffey Jr. returning to the Mariners.  In that posting, I told the story of how when I worked at KJR, Griffey would never come on the station and even told KJR, "I'll do ...

Settle Down Seattle, He’s Not The Griffey You Remember

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Let me start by saying I live in Seattle now, I'm not from here, so it's very easy for me to be objective when it comes to the sports teams.  I wish all the teams well because it makes it more fun to live in a city when the sports ...