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MARINERS: Let sleeping Griffey lie

Letter by Ronald G. Owen, Tacoma on May 17, 2010 at 12:08 pm | 2 Comments »
May 17, 2010 12:08 pm

Ken Griffey Jr. will be out of baseball soon enough. Stop trying to make news of something that isn’t news worthy. I appreciate standing up for each other, but The News Tribune needs to learn how to eat a little crow once in awhile. Bashing Griffey, Goldberg, Sweeney and the Mariners is not making it any easier.

Griffey is an icon like Santa Claus. Us baseball hero worshippers need to show Griffey a little grace and dignity for all the smiles he has brought. The Mariners are depressing enough with the lack of run production, that the only thing we can seem to do is reminisce about the good old days.

Let’s not resort to digging for dirt on this icon. The Griffeys of baseball and Barry Sanders of football are only with us a short time. If Griffey wants to sleep, let’s wish him pleasant dreams. This story should have never happened, but since it did, let’s eat our crow and move on. Enjoy Griffey as much as possible; this is probably his last year.

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