SEATTLE -- The stadium was packed to the brim with Griffey jerseys all standing, waiting for the entrance of an icon.
Then the seventh member of the Mariners Hall of Fame made his entrance from behind the centerfield fence, which he used to hit balls over and stop balls from sailing over. Walking over his own signature Number 24 with that patented smile on his face.
As Junior made his walk in from centerfield the feeling of nostalgia swept over the stadium knowing he would never play his favorite position again. Even the current players of the Mariners had their hats on backwards to honor The Kid with his signature look.
Junior could not sit down and get comfortable as the Griffey faithful had him back on his feet giving salute after salute before the ceremony could continue.
Mariners broadcaster Rick Rizzs gave the perfect description of the scene saying simply, They love ya buddy. And those words have never been truer than during the pregame induction ceremony.
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