Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Thank you, Ken Griffey Jr!

We interrupt this blog of college and pro track & field in Washington state to pay homage and give thanks to Ken Griffey, Jr., who announced his retirement Wednesday.

I'll let the baseball guys talk about what he did in the sport here in Seattle, Cincinnati, and Chicago.

Speaking as a Mariner fan, I'm happy that he left the sport on his own terms, and that he's at peace with his decision to leave the game.

Here's a link to the story on the Seattle Mariners' web site announcing his retirement.

Courtesy of YouTube, here's his intro song:

And, here's a video I shot of Griffey coming to bat against the Texas Rangers on May 1st from the photographers' well next to the Mariner dugout while working as the TV timeout coordinator for FOX Sports with my iPhone:

Thanks for all you've done for baseball in Seattle, Junior!

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