June 2, 2010

Junior fades back

Ken Griffey Junior fades back, hits the dirt of the warning track, and enters the books with other past greats of the game.

I happened to watch the movie, "61," the other day, about the year Roger Maris hit 61 home runs... and I wondered about those steroid-fueled few who have erased Maris' record (and made it meaningless).  Griffey played the game honestly:  he put up numbers in his youth and faded through the years due to age and injury.   Junior was perhaps the last, great player of a game that seems to be fading away year-by-year just as old players do.

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