What would George Costanza have traded to get Bonds and Griffey?

Full disclosure: I’m a Seinfeld freak. I can recite episodes verbatim and I usually don’t have any problem using a line from the show to describe something happening in my every day life. It’s a gift. So as both a Seinfeld freak and a baseball freak, I’ve always enjoyed the episodes where the two intermingled. One episode is 1996’s “The Caddy” when George locks his...
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Griffey's HOF plaque coming to Safeco

Mariners fans looking for a glimpse at Ken Griffey Jr.'s Hall of Fame plaque won't have to make the trek to Cooperstown, N.Y., as the bronzed likeness of Junior will be displayed at Safeco Field during Ken Griffey Jr. Weekend on Aug. 5-6.
2 days ago

The Wind Up: Tyler Skaggs Returns

We’re not going to talk about Chris Sale, because come on. We’re not going to talk about Ken Griffey, Jr., even though I could write for hours on end about how much he meant to me growing up. There’s plenty out there on both. Instead, we remember Tyler Skaggs, right? Well, he pitches for the Los Angeles Angels organization, and if you haven’t noticed, virtually nobody is...
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Mike Trout honors Ken Griffey Jr. with custom cleats after HOF induction

Ken Griffey Jr. played during the steroid era, but was highly regarded by many because he “played the game the right way” and did not give in to using performance enhancing drugs. Given the numbers he put up, that’s pretty impressive, and he was honored by getting inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. To honor Griffey, Mike Trout, who plays the same position as...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Griffey Jr. Thinks David Ortiz ‘Absolutely’ Is A Hall Of Famer

David Ortiz’s Hall of Fame chances have been a topic of debate long before the Boston Red Sox slugger announced the 2016 season would be his last, but Big Papi got an endorsement from one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday with former New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza, but in his news conference Saturday...
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Ken Griffey Jr. put on backwards hat during HOF speech

Ken Griffey Jr. joined baseball’s elite when he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. The 13-time All-Star didn’t just take his place among them, he did so in the most Ken Griffey Jr. way possible. Throughout his 22-year career, Griffey made his mark on the game like few have or will. His swing was near perfection. He glided effortlessly around center field...
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From ‘Thin Papi’ to ‘Big Papi’, Ken Griffey Jr. Thinks David Ortiz is a Hall of Famer

In his final season, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz sure has had a season to remember. At the age of 40, Ortiz is hitting .324 with 24 home runs and 79 RBIs and looks like a player in his prime. In past years, the discussion of whether or not Ortiz is worthy of a plaque in Cooperstown has only intensified, but 2016 Hall of Fame inductee Ken Griffey Jr. believes Ortiz...
Via The Sports Journal
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Nike unveils new Ken Griffey Jr. shoes to honor his Hall of Fame induction

Let this serve as notice to Stephen Curry: If you're going to release a plain, mostly white shoe, Ken Griffey Jr.'s special edition "Air Griffey Max 1" is how you do it.Griffey will join one of the most exclusive clubs in sports this weekend, when he and Mike Piazza are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. And to honor Griffey's incredible career, Nike unveiled a limited edition...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Griffey Jr. once pranked A-Rod in disturbing fashion

By the time Alex Rodriguez reached the big leagues with the Seattle Mariners during the 1994 season, Ken Griffey Jr. already was an established superstar and one of the leaders of the team. This apparently granted Griffey the right to haze the then-18-year-old in spectacularly hilarious but also somewhat disturbing fashion. The hazing ritual, as regaled in a profile of Griffey...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Griffey Jr. once tried to commit suicide

Just think, we almost didn’t get to witness Ken Griffey Jr.’s greatness. This week represents a joyous time for Griffey, who was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. But there was a point in Griffey’s life when things seemed so bad he tried to commit suicide by swallowing 277 aspirin, by his count, according to a 1992 article in The Seattle Times. Griffey...
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

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