Ken Griffey Jr.: The Forgotten Superstar

Posted: 12th November 2009 by Eric Johnson in MLB
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Remember 1997? Spice Girls. Titanic. The Simpsons (back when it was still good). And Ken Griffey Jr. Ok, so maybe Griffey wasnÆt a pop culture icon like Baby Spice, Leo, or Homer J(ay), but he was the unquestioned king of baseball. He hit home runs. He made great plays. He smiled. He had fun playing. We had fun watching. Griffey was the type of superstar professional sports yearn for. Yes, he was a little cocky with his home run strut, but what star athlete isnÆt? Griffey had a presence. Fast forward 12 years and Griffey is no longer the player was. He is a shell of his former self, hitting .214 in partial duty, carrying a little extra weight on his once perfectly trim, athletic frame, and no longer making those Griffey signature plays. One can justifiably argue that the Mariners made a ...

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