Your Celebratory Ken Griffey Jr. 600th Home Run Post

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Congratulations to Ken Griffey Jr. and his fans for reaching a vaunted round-numbered milestone. Kid hit career tater tot number 600 tonight off Mark Hendrickson of the Florida Marlins. Make no mistake about it: Ken Griffey Jr. was and is a superior baseball talent and a first ballot hall-of-famer.

Griffey hasn't driven in 100 RBI in nine years or slugged over .600 in ten years but he also hasn't played for any good teams in twelve years. It's not his fault the Seattle and Cincinnati organizations are/were so poorly run. Still, he's got ten Gold Glove Awards, seven Silver Sluggers, thirteen All-Star appearances, and one bright shiny American League MVP award. (It probably should have been two. Juan Gonzalez? Really?)

Most of all, we'll remember Griffey for being an entertainer, able to climb centerfield walls to record outs on would-be ding-dongs and willing to give up his jock to a fan or pay his debts in pennies.


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Congrats, Junior!

Is Junior preparing to give his entire dugout the brain?
/congrats

As an A's fan, I have seen many of his tater tots in person. Still think he has the sweetest swing I ever did see, and it's a shame he started to get injured every other day when he was going to be the one to break Aaron's record.

In other news, I applied sunscreen this weekend in a very drunk and uneven manner, and now have finger-shaped sunburns.

It really sucks that he had so many injuries. I always loved him as a ballplayer. His swing is still sweet as candy. Oh...less gay? I do believe he's not a cheating fucking dickwad who gets overlooked because of cheating fucking dickwads.

Congrats Junior!

Sometimes, Ken Griffey Jr. lays sideways over my couch clangoring over which pizza delivery service we should use after we've been out all night cavorting with friends. Oh wait, no, that is just my roommate Snat. Sometimes, just sometimes, I want to eat and him being all indecisive in annoying, y'know?

Word up, Griff Jr. Word up.

He'll always have a black mark on his career for his role in ruining "Little Big League".

That was a home run, damnit!! Why did he have to make another spectacular catch!?!

Ken Griffey Jr - the crusher of childhood dreams

This is the first milestone that I've been genuinely happy to see in a long time. Anyone who can drink that much nerve tonic and still do well is OK in my book.

I am just glad he was able to kick his addiction to Mr. Burns ole Nerve tonic. I mean he literally turned into Barry Bonds because of that case of gigantism.

I am just glad he was able to kick his addiction to Mr. Burns ole Nerve tonic. I mean he literally turned into Barry Bonds because of that case of gigantism.

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