I, like many others, have a man crush on Ken Griffey Jr. There’s a lot of things that go into this crush, but the two main ones are that I’m left-handed (and still try to emulate his swing in Softball) and he presumably never cheated.
Griffey nailed a 3-1 Mark Hendrickson pitch tonight for his 600th, and just like his swing, the celebration was cool, calm and just right. Here’s the video if you missed it….
It’s a shame he did it in front of so little people, but a classy move by Marlins fans to cheer for a curtain call. We’ll probably never know who did what in the Steroid Era of Baseball but I think we can safely say that Ken Griffy Jr. did it the right way.
Congrats Griffey. No asterisk needed here. 600.