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In the first inning of the Reds' 9-4 victory over the Marlins today, outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. became the sixth person to hit 600 home runs in his career, joining Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willy Mays and Sammy Sosa.

Congratulations to him!



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600 CLEAN ones, too. I guess.




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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.15
    Originally posted by kentish
    600 CLEAN ones, too. I guess.

I hope.


I had the chance to see him hit one in St Louis last season. I wish it were him and not Bonds up there above Aaron. But, he's a class guy nonetheless.

Congrats Ken!
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    Originally posted by kentish
    600 CLEAN ones, too. I guess.


I have to say every time I hear Sosa's name mentioned with that group I want to gouge a salad fork into one of my eyes.

(Bonds, not so much, because I believe he would have made 600 had he stayed clean.)



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Now the Reds can start shopping Griffey. Tampa could use another bat and they have prospects to spare.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.76
    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Now the Reds can start shopping Griffey. Tampa could use another bat and they have prospects to spare.


I heard he would only be interested in going back to Seattle to retire. But they are worse than the Reds, so who knows if he even wants to?

JayJayDean, I agree about Sosa and Bonds. Barry was still the best player of his generation, even when he weighed 190 lbs. Sosa seems like someone who would hit 25-30 HR a year if he was clean, and not an MVP/All Star.

Not once have we heard Junior's name mentioned with steroids, which makes this maybe the last time 600 will be reached without a question mark. Sad.





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    I have to say every time I hear Sosa's name mentioned with that group I want to gouge a salad fork into one of my eyes.



    Sosa seems like someone who would hit 25-30 HR a year if he was clean, and not an MVP/All Star.


I can't stand no more!

Sosa
'93: 33 HRs
'94: 25 HRs (in 105 games - that's 39 in a full season)
'95: 36 HRs
'96: 40 HRs (in 124 games - that's 52 in a full season)
'97: 36 HRs
(and then he obviously injected himself with all the body building drugs known to man, and some only known to aliens, because he hit a lot of home runs and it's unpossible otherwise)

"25-30" is silly. I can only assume you have him confused with Luis Gonzalez, an actual 25-30 home run hitter except for 2001.

If you want to take away every home run past 45 he hit in a season, despite the lack of a positive drug test or any actual physical proof of drug usage, then he still makes the 500 HR club.

Griffey was a great player who probably isn't worth all that much in trade value because he's just an okay (or less) one now, don't know what that has to do with Sammy Sosa, don't know what this has to do with proof Griffey's The Last Good Man In Baseball (which is just as silly), don't know much.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.10
    Originally posted by kentish
      Originally posted by redsoxnation
      Now the Reds can start shopping Griffey. Tampa could use another bat and they have prospects to spare.


    I heard he would only be interested in going back to Seattle to retire. But they are worse than the Reds, so who knows if he even wants to?



He has no interest in Seattle from what I have read on ESPN. Seattle wants him.

The only team he is interested in moving to, and will waive his NTC for, is reportedly the Atlanta Braves - who have no desire to pick him up due to the option instantly kicking in for next year.
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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    If you want to take away every home run past 45 he hit in a season, despite the lack of a positive drug test or any actual physical proof of drug usage, then he still makes the 500 HR club.


Yeah, but that's kind of MY point, though. It would bother me less if Sosa was in the 500 HR but below 600 HR-club if only because by getting those last few homers Sosa is in much more exclusive company.

    Originally posted by cfgb
    He has no interest in Seattle from what I have read on ESPN. Seattle wants him.


"I wouldn't change anything," says Griffey, who was traded to the Reds on Feb. 10, 2000. "I had to leave Seattle when I did. I just had to. They know the real reason why I left."

More than eight years after departing Seattle, it might be time to leave again, perhaps returning to the Northwest.

"It's everybody's dream to go back where they started," the 38-year-old right fielder says. "Everybody who plays the game would love to go out the way they see fit."
-- USA Today, 5/5/08



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.76
    Originally posted by thecubsfan

      I have to say every time I hear Sosa's name mentioned with that group I want to gouge a salad fork into one of my eyes.



      Sosa seems like someone who would hit 25-30 HR a year if he was clean, and not an MVP/All Star.


    I can't stand no more!

    Sosa
    '93: 33 HRs
    '94: 25 HRs (in 105 games - that's 39 in a full season)
    '95: 36 HRs
    '96: 40 HRs (in 124 games - that's 52 in a full season)
    '97: 36 HRs
    (and then he obviously injected himself with all the body building drugs known to man, and some only known to aliens, because he hit a lot of home runs and it's unpossible otherwise)

    "25-30" is silly. I can only assume you have him confused with Luis Gonzalez, an actual 25-30 home run hitter except for 2001.

    If you want to take away every home run past 45 he hit in a season, despite the lack of a positive drug test or any actual physical proof of drug usage, then he still makes the 500 HR club.

    Griffey was a great player who probably isn't worth all that much in trade value because he's just an okay (or less) one now, don't know what that has to do with Sammy Sosa, don't know what this has to do with proof Griffey's The Last Good Man In Baseball (which is just as silly), don't know much.


I wish I could ask Sammy himself to tell us the truth. Sadly, he would probably claim he doesn't speak English, like he did at the steroid hearings. Unless he is doing a Pepsi commercial, that is.




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It's so reeeeeeeeal...



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.76


LOL! Man, you just made my day.




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I am just glad to have been growing up during the time that he was not injury prone. Yes, he has expressed that he'd like to retire here in Seattle. If nothing else, he'd bump attendance numbers up for a team who will be younger by July.

Anyone else remember the Ken Griffey Jr candy bar? I had mine for like 5 weeks in the freezer until my brother ate it.





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