Last night, after winning his first game of the season, Cliff Lee wouldn't speak to the press until the reporter who broke the story left. That'd be Larry LaRue of The News Tribune of Tacoma, Wash., who stands by his report.
Mike Sweeney, yesterday, told FOXSports.com that "nothing is going to divide this clubhouse, especially a makeshift article made up of lies."
Meanwhile, a source told ESPN's Tim Kurkjian that, in a players-only meeting, Griffey cried over the incident. Man, he falls asleep during games and he cries when retelling it? He really is old.
Whatever the facts of the whole story, the Mariners are using a time-honored tactic for a team in turmoil: Band together against the media! As The Office's Michael Scott once said, "Sometimes what brings the kids together is hating the lunch lady."
Editor's Note: The Photoshop at right is maybe my laziest one ever. I barely even cut out Ken Griffey Jr. even close to correctly, and the fonts don't match, blah blah blah. I believe it's time for a nap. Kris, can you wake me up in time for another post later in the day? Or at least don't anonymously tell Big League Stew I was sleeping on the job.