Thursday, June 3, 2010

Knowing when to step down

Ken Griffey Jr. retires quietly, with dignity still intact.
Maybe it's a generational thing, but for those of us in our late 20s and early 30s, didn't it feel like we got about 10 years older last night? Ken Griffey Jr. retired at the age of 40, ending a sure-fire Hall of Fame career and, in a way, closing a chapter of baseball history in the process.

1 comment:

Sisu said...

There's practically black crepe on everything around these parts.
Still my favorite picture of Junior, and the best game EVER!

(Which is funny, because my very first Mariner's game was against the Yankees as well. In the ill fated King Dome. Still have my commemorative, [regulation sized, mind you, not the little batons they give out now] bat.)