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Comment of the Day: Griffey's retirement

Jun 3, 2010, 1:26 PM EDT

Actually Griffey was thinking about retiring for a while now. He just took some time to sleep on it.

— Reader D.J. Switzerland, offering what should be the first and final word on the subject over in the Griffey thread.

  1. Unfrozen Caveman - Jun 3, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    No. It should not be the first and final word. Easily one of the best clean player most of us witnessed in the past 20 years should be summed up with a jacka$$ery comment like that

  2. Jim - Jun 3, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    One of the all time greats.. And CLEAN!! It saddens me that being “clean” is something that needs to be acknowledged now a days. Although he was, on or off the field. Pure professional.
    Btw.. IF that swing could be a woman.. I’d marry it!

  3. Michael - Jun 3, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    It’s kind of sickening to see the baseball media (including, incredibly, bloggers who are normally the voice of reason) falling over themselves to call out Jim Joyce, while downplaying the Griffey announcement, taking the opportunity to declare him “overrated” or making weak (and that was the textbook definition of a “groaner”) jokes.
    Yes, he overstayed his welcome by a season and a half (see Ruth, Babe), and his injuries stifled what once was a trajectory to surpass Aaron, but Griffey helped make the ’90s possibly the last Golden Age of baseball.
    Not that expect decorum from anyone anymore, but this is beyond the pale.

  4. Rays fan - Jun 3, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    I was a big fan of Ken Griffey Sr, and by extension Jr too, and I thought the the line was funny, Craig. Too bad a few didn’t seem to get it.

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