Coming Home To Die

Very little good can be said of Ken Griffey Jr.’s reunion season in Seattle, but say this: he hasn’t let down the paying crowds at Safeco. Griffey is batting .272/.385/.523 in 179 plate appearances at home, including 9 homers and 27 walks in 41 starts at home (a pace for 36 homers and 106 walks per 162 games). Not quite the Griffey of old, but still a very dangerous bat.
Unfortunately, he’s had a lot more of his playing time on the road, where he’s batting .173/.280/.308. Eccch.

10 thoughts on “Coming Home To Die”

  1. how about when you know stuff you don’t even know about stuff and your almost holing on to REAL info about Mr. Irvin’s 3 pack of brokes because all of your sponsers will NOT stop tracking you with a better way

  2. It will be if he doesn’t want to go out like Willie Mays. He’s at least managed a slight contribution this year, and the M’s and their fans seem happy he’s there. He should get out while the getting out is still good.

  3. As a Yankee fan, I never liked Griffey as he openly said he would never play for them and he always had his biggest games against them. But I certainly respect him for having a career that follows a natural path without any mysterious surges in power or hat size at age 35.

  4. As one of my favorite baseball players throughout my childhood, I’m ready to see him go. He has had successful career in which nobody ever questioned his ability. Retire while being considered one of the best to ever play the game.

  5. Kind of a strange year. 16 home runs. 19 doubles. 50 RBIs. 60 walks. A secondary average of .343. That’s not too bad really. The problem is that batting average of .214. His BAPiP is .224. So, maybe he’s been unlucky.

  6. Griffey’s a lot like Mickey Mantle – he had enough healthy prime years that we don’t really need to guess at what he might have been, but he never got to the career numbers he might have had due to breakdowns in his thirties. Still, he’s had a career anyone ought to be happy with.

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