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Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:43 pm
  • Just watched his speech and have never seen him that emotional. We were lucky to watch his greatness. Congrats to the kid. :irishdrinkers:
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:11 pm
  • That was awesome. I went to mlb.com to see exactly what time it was happening and they just started streaming Lou Piniella's intro. The speech had my wife and me in tears. Junior is the very definition of a Hall of Famer. He embodies everything I loved about baseball growing up. Great day.
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:56 pm
  • Great speech. Loved him saying "Damn proud to be a Seattle Mariner" and putting on the backwards cap at the end of it.
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:34 pm
  • Was not able to see it but will on YTube.He is a big part of why Seattle still has baseball and will always be a Mariner.
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:04 pm
  • It was a great speech, but did anyone find it a bit odd he didn't mention Lou Pinella once?
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:12 pm
  • I think he was so caught up in the moment. He said very little about anyone individual outside of his family, you have a limited time to speak and from I hear it's a very emotional and draining experience. Public speaking is very difficult for most folks.

    The speech will be re-run on Root Sports at 7:30pm tonight.
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:55 pm
  • Sports Hernia wrote:I think he was so caught up in the moment. He said very little about anyone individual outside of his family, you have a limited time to speak and from I hear it's a very emotional and draining experience. Public speaking is very difficult for most folks.

    The speech will be re-run on Root Sports at 7:30pm tonight.


    But at the same time he was reading from a piece of paper, so it was pre-written. Not to mention he thanked his high school coaches and a lot of others including Randy Johnson, Buhner and Edgar. I just thought it was a little weird he didn't mention Lou Pinella once.
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:18 pm
  • If I were writing a book on Griffey, I would title it 'The Last Honest Slugger'.
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:42 pm
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:12 pm
  • No one els found it a little odd he never mentioned Lou? I don't know why I'm so hung up on it, but he mentioned literally everyone he should have except Pinella.
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:26 pm
  • Hawk-Lock wrote:No one els found it a little odd he never mentioned Lou? I don't know why I'm so hung up on it, but he mentioned literally everyone he should have except Pinella.

    Like I said in a previous post, I think it was an oversight. I don't think he mentioned Jackie Robinson either, which I knew Griff had a ton of respect for.
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:12 pm
  • I still want to know who the 3 geniuses were that didn't give him their vote.
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:54 pm
  • Best player ever in my mind. Heavily biased.


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Re: Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:51 am
  • Rob12 wrote:Best player ever in my mind. Heavily biased.

    You never saw Willie Mays play then. IMO he's still #1 though it's quite close. But you did say "heavily biased". :D
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:08 pm
  • Sports Hernia wrote:
    Hawk-Lock wrote:No one els found it a little odd he never mentioned Lou? I don't know why I'm so hung up on it, but he mentioned literally everyone he should have except Pinella.

    Like I said in a previous post, I think it was an oversight. I don't think he mentioned Jackie Robinson either, which I knew Griff had a ton of respect for.


    Nor did I hear him mention Dave Niehaus. I thought they were supposed to be pretty close. Junior was the first one to call Dave when it was announced that Dave had been awarded the Ford C. Frick Award by the hall.
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:44 pm
  • BlueThunder wrote:
    Sports Hernia wrote:
    Hawk-Lock wrote:No one els found it a little odd he never mentioned Lou? I don't know why I'm so hung up on it, but he mentioned literally everyone he should have except Pinella.

    Like I said in a previous post, I think it was an oversight. I don't think he mentioned Jackie Robinson either, which I knew Griff had a ton of respect for.


    Nor did I hear him mention Dave Niehaus. I thought they were supposed to be pretty close. Junior was the first one to call Dave when it was announced that Dave had been awarded the Ford C. Frick Award by the hall.

    Someone on KJR today thought that he skipped a page of his thank you's.

    I think his speech when he speaks at his HOF/number retirement ceromony at Safeco, will be smoother and more complete.
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr hall of fame
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:07 pm
  • It was really special because you just never see him get emotional, but it really was a pretty terrible speech as these things go. And the artist of his plaque needs to be replaced immediately.
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