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GRIFFEY: He was pushed into retirement

Letter by John Hartnett, Gig Harbor on June 3, 2010 at 12:42 pm | 2 Comments »
June 3, 2010 12:42 pm

In our world of 24-hour instant media, the competition is fierce. So fierce that at times media members are forced to make choices. To print or not to print, that is the question.

When it comes to criminal acts, political failures and natural disasters the pot is full and the airwaves and pages fill easily. They should due to the fact that they are truly news and the people have a right to know. In sports however, when your team is down and the wins aren’t coming, digestible news is harder to come by.

A hero naps (maybe), a story is told, the man responsible for the existence of the very franchise that supports the story tellers is publicly humiliated amidst his victory tour. The majority of local media then piles on in a show of solidarity.

I cried in 95′ when Ken Griffey put this team on his back and gave us a baseball future in Seattle. Maybe he isn’t the player he was then, but he still is the same man! Enjoy the hat game Mariners fans! It is now the longest running show in Seattle baseball, your local media has seen to it. Thanks Jr.

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